What a Wondrous World

In recent preparation to visit the Hindu-Buddhist temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia, I stumbled on some articles that referred to the site as the eight wonder of the world. Of course, there are only seven "official" wonders of the world, according to a worldwide poll done in 2007. While doing my research, it dawned on … Continue reading What a Wondrous World

The Beauty of Perito Moreno

After spending almost eight months living in Argentina and backpacking around South America, I decided enough was enough. I needed to see the glaciers in Patagonia no matter what. I booked a flight and headed out the next day from Buenos Aires. A big mistake I made was failing to reserve a dorm room, as … Continue reading The Beauty of Perito Moreno

Why Chronology and I Don’t Get Along

Chronology. According to world-wide web's Merriam-Webster dictionary, it is defined as such: 1. the order in which a series of events happened 2. a record of the order in which a series of events happened 3. a science that deals with measuring time and finding out when events happened Now, if you've been reading my blog long enough, … Continue reading Why Chronology and I Don’t Get Along

Bucket Lists Part II: Aspirations Continue

Last November, I wrote a post entitled "You're Not Dead Yet! Bucket Lists: Part I". Rereading this entry, it's interesting to see not only how much my life has changed, but my priorities as well. Some of the places I wished to see when I originally wrote this dream inventory in 2003 have faded into … Continue reading Bucket Lists Part II: Aspirations Continue

How to be a “Real” Backpacker

Recently, on the bus from Penang, Malaysia to Phuket, Thailand, I met a group of four Indonesian men traveling together. Equipped with designer bags, sunglasses, and beaming smiles, they joked that they wanted to be "real" backpackers, like me. This got me thinking about what it means to be a "real" backpacker. While I'm wandering … Continue reading How to be a “Real” Backpacker

Returning to the City of Lost Angels

One night at the condo in Lake Tahoe, after being surrounded by the stark beauty of snow, I gathered my toiletries and headed downstairs to brush up for bed. As I looked into the mirror, I stared at my reflection with utter detachment. Sure, there was the same long brown hair I was used to, the … Continue reading Returning to the City of Lost Angels

Recurring Dreams of a Travel Addict

...Or should I say nightmares? There is always an elaborate trip planned out with a few of friends of mine. An itinerary example would be Nicaragua, Venezuela, Croatia, and Russia. We get to the first destination, do what we're supposed to do, see what we're supposed to see, eat what we're supposed to eat, and then … Continue reading Recurring Dreams of a Travel Addict

Hooked upon the Hinges

Sometimes when on the fringes, we stare into blinding lights, get hooked upon the hinges, weep dry tears throughout the night. Sometimes our desert soul screams, searches for vulture-life bliss, tears out the mirage of seams, betrays, fronts our eyes' stark hiss. Sometimes we grow to love what isn't- ours nor theirs in Time. We … Continue reading Hooked upon the Hinges