• Travel

    Eating and Walking through Lisbon

    Oh, hi there! Happy 2020. I normally post a year-end recap on my blog, but 2019 just didn’t allow it. In December, I took some vacation time to unwind and show my in-laws around the US for their first trip here ever. It was a lot of fun, and also really relaxing. It also meant I did not open my computer pretty much the entire time that I was off.

  • Travel

    Rest and Restaurants in Marrakech and Madrid

    Glancing through the haze of the past week, which was spent moving, building IKEA furniture, and generally handling the logistics of life in a new city, I vaguely remember the sienna-colored medina of Marrakech. Even after all this travel, I still have moments where it feels surreal to think, less than two weeks ago, I was walking on a completely different continent.

  • Learn,  Lift

    How strong is your ego?

    I’m back in Brazil for the next two weeks. Brazil, the land that pushes every one of my social anxiety buttons. Where I often want to simultaneously crawl under a rock and stand on a soap box airing my grievances.

  • Nutrition,  Travel

    Eating Foreign: Travel and Food

    It’s been one week since I arrived in Japan. It’s the furthest from home I’ve ever been. Prior to my arrival, I had what you could call a slight existential crisis: I was feeling so scared to travel to a country so foreign, where I do not know a lick of the language, all by myself.