We sweat through our backpacks, Tripping over unstable river stones we search for the bright plastic ribbons that flutter guiding us up this fucking mountain. Higher — Scrambling up the steep cliff, my nails deep in the dirt. We start with laughter, twenty questions — Who am I? Three hours in, everyone ahead Above, I cannot … Continue reading Lake Lovely Water, Vancouver
As our plane touched down in Delhi my nerves were on edge. I was wearing my most unattractive ensemble (to hide any semblance of the female form), I hadn't washed in days and I had already been felt up at four different checkpoints between checking in and boarding the plane at Kathmandu airport. (Those Nepalese officials prefer the intimate … Continue reading Delhi — also known as rape city?
Starting out life in a new city isn't easy, especially when your grasp on the native language is slim to none. In April 2013 I packed up my flat, left my full-time job and went to live in Mexico. I could lie and say I made the choice because I can't get enough tacos, but … Continue reading Life As A Mexican… expat
Recently I travelled to India. On my last day, I decided that I was going take risks and be adventurous. I saw a man selling fried potatoes on the side of the road. Well, I decided. I'm definitely going to have some of those. They look delicious. I asked the gentleman above if he would … Continue reading Pube Potatoes
A friends dad told me about the 6 P's just before our final exams. I was 16 going on 17 and thought old people were the worst. Needless to say, the wisdom was lost on me. As it has been, most of my life, hindsight is a massive bitch. 20 minutes into our 4 day … Continue reading Perfect Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance
I was preparing to fly to India and decided, last minute, to make myself a quick pasta. (So I'd be nice and full on the flight). I had been discussing my travel plans excitedly all week, laughing off the odd comment about food poisoning and people who return from overseas travel with weird parasites in … Continue reading Travel and Vomit-A tale of Irony