I thought I knew a lot about myself, but this quarantine sure showed me up. My personality apparently only consists of getting drive-thru McDonald’s, window shopping, and going on vacation. All the fun hobbies I’ve cultivated — painting, sewing, crocheting, reading, even watching TV — have turned into prisoner activities that are more for passing … Read More
There is something about most cities that suffocates me. Perhaps the sky scrapers or the crowds, definitely the noise. Chicago, however, is an exception to my strong preference for countrysides and lonely ocean views. My obsession with Chicago is well-documented. Of all the places I’ve travelled to, it’s probably the one I’ve raved about the … Read More
Italy tastes like strawberry jam and fior di latte gelato. It smells like the sea with a tinge of cow manure, and a strong, consistent draft of sweaty cigarettes. On one beautiful, too-hot day, I hiked for four hours along the sparkling Amalfi coast. On another beautiful, too-hot day, I trespassed into a city park … Read More
Spoiler alert: none of these tips involve meeting new people. Step 1: Come to terms with the fact that sometimes travelling sucks. There’s bad weather, Airbnb listings that end up being scams, low batteries, or some things just aren’t as fun as you imagined. This is true whether you are alone or with company. When … Read More
Seattle was very, very grey upon arrival. But miraculously it only rained once during my week there. While exploring the city I noticed there being so many flowers everywhere. Not sure if it’s due to my heightened awareness of flowers nowadays or if there are actually way more than I’m used to seeing.