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The Korean Fix

I cooked today. A bit of “meal planning” if you may. However, the final verdict for dinner was my last package of ramen. I couldn’t tell you which flavor of ramen, definitely spicy, but definitely not fish. (Thank G, because I’m sick of everything smelling like fish). I also joined ...

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A Belizean Affair

Confession: I joined ships after graduation to continue my lust for global exploration. Though the more I prioritized work over itinerary, the ports begun to blend into a redundancy of overweight passengers beelining to Señor Frogs, with familiar scenes of white sand and turquoise waters. Port days became ones for ...

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Ignorance Is Bliss*

Paradoxically, ignorance is not bliss*. Before any departure, I check the map to pre-navigate points A to B. I seek out walking tours to learn about cardinal historical facts. I learn “hello”, “goodbye”, “thank you”, and of course, “Cheers!” in the new language. And while a few of these personal travel ...

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My “Last” Day in Firenze

Two years ago I stood beside the Santa Maria Novella train station, distressed against my luggage, crying into my cup of stracciatella gelato. It was my last hour in Florence after four months of living in utopia. While my short-lived roommates looked forward to this day, I refused to believe ...

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10 Things I Learned About Budapest

Because learning is fun, and so is Eastern Europe 1. Budapest is by far the largest growing city in Hungary. Severed by the Danube River, Buda and Pest unified in 1873. 2. “Buda” refers to the lush hillside west of the Danube, and “Pest” lies flat on the east. Together, ...

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Oops… I Did It Again

Most would agree that travel takes time and money. I say it is all about what and who you know. I know how to navigate Europe, and have a reservation on a friend’s couch. Today will be the third time in three consecutive years I hop the pond into Italy. ...

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Rome

Early Thursday morning, rain poured down the streets of Florence and a flashback of yesterday’s dreadful walk from the train station appeared in my head. Two hours south, Rome welcomed us with warmer weather and overcast. Past the platforms a mall of stores and restaurants towered our path leaving the ...

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