New Zealand 8: A Wellington Hen Party and reaching my travel peak

After living abroad and traveling the world in short bursts, I can attest that there comes a point during travel when you have reached your peak. (Sometimes but not always a literal peak like the Tongariro Crossing) Although the time it takes to reach that pinnacle of experience varies, I can say that I usually reach my … More New Zealand 8: A Wellington Hen Party and reaching my travel peak

3 Months in China: An Update (or expect the unexpected like food poisoning and getting robbed)

Well. The last 3 months in China have been an absolute roller coaster. Here is a nice photo of Shanghai from 3 years ago just because. The thing with living in China is that you must expect the unexpected. And I do. I really do. However, it is still shocking when the nature of the … More 3 Months in China: An Update (or expect the unexpected like food poisoning and getting robbed)

Springtime

  As soon as the trees begin to bloom around St. Petersburg, I know that Spring is here. Spring brings bright blue skies and plants in bloom of pink, orange and red peeking out of the saturated green landscape. Pollen coats the surface of everything like yellow dust, making people sneeze in bursts until days … More Springtime