Advice Category

Feminine ‘Street Smarts’ – Guest post on ‘The Broke Backpacker’ blog!

Take a peek at my Broke Backpacker guest post on how to stay safe while being a solo female traveler!

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Mirrors (published in Forth Magazine) 

Forth Magazine has been kind enough to publish one of my favorite pieces of travel writing – “Mirrors.” The piece was inspired by my trip to Jakarta, Indonesia during Ramadan, back in August, 2012. I was traveling with someone who, at the time, I had recently met and fallen in love with. The piece is […]

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Istanbul, Constantinople! (Turkey)

I’ve briefly touched on the topic of Istanbul in a previous post, but the city of Istanbul is my second favorite global metropolis in the world, so I feel it’s time to further, and more deeply examine my adventures there. In addition, I get asked about Istanbul, and Turkey in general, more often than most other places. […]

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Halloween in the SAR (Hong Kong, China)

In 2012, I decided to spend Halloween in Hong Kong, both as a way to celebrate the holiday and my birthday, which is towards the beginning of October. Hong Kong is one of my favorite destinations and I had been there several times before (and several times after as well), although I had never been for […]

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Breakdancing in Cambodia (Siem Reap)

Pub Street in the old market area of Siem Reap, Cambodia, is the place to be after sundown. Siem Reap is primarily known as the city closest to Angkor Wat, and thus attracts people visiting the ancient temple complex (see my entry on this here). However, there are quite a few backpackers in the city as […]

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The Egyptian Revolution

Traveling to Egypt in January of 2011 was one of my most intense travel experiences–and I don’t say that lightly, considering I’ve traveled to many crazy places during many crazy events! I’ve taken awhile to write about this because it was such an all encompassing experience. It’s hard to really do the whole thing justice; […]

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UPDATE on Nairobi, Kenya

Given my somewhat recent post about Nairobi, Kenya, I just wanted to give my readers an update about the city. I had one hell of a time leaving the city, as I departed on the last flight out of the airport before the airport exploded into flames. A few weeks later, after having seen a […]

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Majorelle Garden (Marrakech, Morocco)

I visited Morocco several years ago–I believe it was back in 2010 or 2011—and it was a fabulous trip, full of the most amazing natural vistas, stunning architectural marvels, as well as lively markets and very friendly people. I had always wanted to visit Morocco, mainly because that’s where Penny Lane, the groupie from the […]

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Kibera Slums (Nairobi, Kenya)

Going to sub-Saharan Africa for the first time was quite an adventure. I had always wanted to visit West Africa (Ivory Coast, Liberia, etc), however, I had a few friends who wanted to do the whole safari thing and see the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, so I decided to tag along. Well, […]

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On the Road in Rajasthan (Jaipur, India)

A short video of my epic road trip from Jodhpur to Jaipur and then onwards to Delhi, where I caught a flight to Almaty and then Kiev. I had asked to stop for a snack, for some fresh roadside samosas, so we had pulled into a local market in a small town between Jodhpur and […]

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