Upon embarking on a trip, I left my friends and family with a promise to tell them all about my amazing adventures once I returned. As I traveled, I would see something and make a mental note to tell everyone about it. How green the trees were in Finland, how friendly the people were in Thailand, and how annoying my roommates were in Prague. Continue reading
Bangkok.A charming city filled with engine exhaust, construction, noise everywhere, lady boys charming you on the corners, and delicious (although sometimes iffy) street food everywhere. Oh, what an exciting place it is!
My first taste of Thailand started off as I got off of my plane and proceeded towards customs. There were no lines, only people standing in one noisy and crazy mess. I looked around at all of the signs, one saying to check in before customs, another saying customs. Where do I go? What do I do? Which line? Where is the line? I thought to myself, wishing that my friend whom I was meeting there later was already with me. My normally cool and calm nerves getting more and more anxious as the amount of people around me grew thicker.
I walked around looking lost for a few minutes before seeing someone with blonde hair Continue reading
At the beginning of February of 2018, I embarked on an almost 2-month road trip from Sydney to Perth, Australia. I was coming into my last few months in Australia, I had no real plans on what I should do with them, but this journey began one night in Bondi when I randomly met a handsome stranger whilst stargazing. Literally.
One week later we were bound for adventure.
We started in the Blue Mountains, where I met up with him after he had traveled up with Continue reading
When people ask me if I ever get homesick while traveling I always answer yes but… I don’t want to go home. It’s a funny situation for me where I miss my family, I miss my friends, I may even miss some of the things about my home city. I mean, Austin is an amazing city!
But there’s still this feeling where it almost doesn’t feel like home and I can’t exactly put Continue reading
When you think about wine, Australia usually isn’t the first thing that will pop into mind. You think France or Italy, Spain or California, but anywhere in the Oceana region seems just, meh. They’ve got their critter wine, their Yellow Tail which is great for a bunch of Moms getting together and having a “crazy” night in. But you wouldn’t exactly travel to Australia just for the wine unless you’re a sommelier or wealthy individual with an interest in wine. But let me just tell you, Australia is pumping out some killer wines and a lot at that.
If you read my last post on Poland, you will know that I absolutely loved this country. It’s rich with history yet thriving and on the way up with so much opportunity, not to mention absolutely gorgeous!
During my almost three week stay, I visited three cities; Krakow, Warsaw, and Gdansk. While each one enchanted me in their own way, one truly took my heart. That is Gdansk. Gdansk is a small coastal town in the northern point of the country along the Baltic Sea. It’s most popular among Polish, Russian, and Balts, as a nice little beach getaway during the summer, which means English is slightly harder to come by but you can still get around. Continue reading
Helsinki. A city best known for cold weather, architecture, and eating reindeer. Sounds enticing doesn’t it? Continue reading