I must say, as a relatively short, brown girl, when travelling Eastern Europe with your beautiful Serbian best friends, it ain't half bad!
As I spent Christmas at home (and in the snow) for the first time since 2011, I had the chance to reflect on some of the ways I’ve spent it recently. This includes New York and India, but the memory that stood out was the Christmas day I spent with the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes … Continue reading Christmas with the Gorillas
I spent the last 9 days waking up at 5:30am…voluntarily…and generally without an alarm. Why, you may ask. The short answer; I was crossing off another item on my bucket list. But it was so much more than that. I spent the last 9 days at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Meenakshi Ashram in Madurai and … Continue reading My Sivananda Ashram Experience
Have you seen the TED Talk about delayed gratification with the video of kids trying not to eat the marshmallow in front of them because if they resist, they’ll get two the next day? Good things come to those who wait...or so they say. Generally I have a hard time waiting for pretty much anything. … Continue reading The Waiting Game
How to produce the craziest week-long roller coaster possible in a Masters student's life: Step 1: make sure the 32 students in the course are from 26 different countries ⇒ simply being a close-knit group with such various backgrounds means a unique and enriching experience will be had by all...and since it's nearly impossible for them all to … Continue reading The FIFA Master Roller Coaster Week
While taking a look at my personal bucket list recently, I realized that most of the items are actually travel goals so I'd like to share those parts here. Let me know what's on yours 🙂 This list reminds me of all the incredible things I want to do and all the places I wish to see, but more importantly it reminds me … Continue reading Travel Bucket List
You could say I have always had a desire to see the world...considering my parents tossed me on a flight to India when I was three months old, I was 'bitten' by the travel bug early! Growing up in Canada to an Indian family, and being surrounded by primarily European friends, I have always been immersed in a … Continue reading The Desire to Travel – where did it all begin?
During my Master's Degree, I had 8+ hours of class per day from Monday to Friday, field visits that began at 5:30am and a thesis to write. Still, I found time to travel. Thankfully, Europe provides the perfect setting for weekend getaways and cheap ways to “pop over” to other countries. From watching a childhood friend compete … Continue reading Weekends in Europe
This year has been an adventure, to say the least. As I try to pack my life into a few bags (again) and prepare to leave tomorrow for a month of travels, I’ve had a chance to reflect on this year. I learnt so much and did things I never thought I’d do, and I … Continue reading Top Moments in Nam
3 months left. Where did the time go? Last week my return flight to Canada was confirmed and it really hit me; it’s ending soon. Looking back on my time here in Windhoek, Namibia, it’s easiest to split it into a few broad segments; the rain, the games, the cold, the car and the visitors. … Continue reading Windhoek Way of Life