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Spanish Ports and The Canary Islands, in Photos

Barcelona Before I left on my 2015 Euro trip, I asked for suggestions on must-see European cities and the answer was a resounding “Barcelona! You have to go to Barcelona!” In fact, enough people seemed in love with Barcelona that I considered staying there for a month to recuperate from intensive traveling before I was […]

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Travel Aftermaths: You Can Never Really Go Home Again

There’s a part of traveling that people don’t talk about: perhaps the hardest part. Yes, we live in a global society where words like “travel” and “wanderlust” and sayings like “not all those who wander are lost” are thrown about so much they have become cringe-worthy clichés. Books like Eat, Pray, Love glamorize the idea of […]

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The Politics of “Chinese Taipei”

Firstly, “Chinese Taipei”=Taiwan. The title “Chinese Taipei” appears at international sporting events, conferences, and beauty pageants, carried largely by Mandarin-speakers of Chinese descent from the island of Taiwan. It was designed by the People’s Republic of China (mainland China) to deliberately cause confusion in its continued efforts to maintain international belief that Taiwan is a […]

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A 200 Square Foot Cabin Called Home

I met my friend on a hot day outside of a train station an hour west of Rome. He is a First Officer for Royal Caribbean and one of the perks of being friends with sailors is that they will take you cruising with them for essentially free (although you may end up in their cabin if […]

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Landing in Amsterdam

Amsterdam was the first stop on my indefinite Euro trip. I fell in love with the city the moment I stepped out of Amsterdam Centraal Station. I had been in transit for the past 17.5 hours (1 hour to the airport, 2 hours at the airport, 10 hour flight to Frankfurt, 2.5 hour layover in […]

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