Night Markets and Things I Don’t Need

So I first realized that I might have done this a few days ago, but today it’s been confirmed: I left my camera in the U.S. AWESOME. I only moved to another country over 8,000 miles away. Why not leave my camera? Aarg.  That just means that you’ll have a few more days (weeks?) of…

First post!

I decided it was time my blog moved to a different platform and had its own domain name.For now, I figure I’ll keep pretty much the same content both here and on my tumblr, but eventually I hope to primarily just post pictures there.  Any thoughts? The most exciting thing is that you can now…

I just spent 30 minutes on this post, but Tumblr decided to update itself in the middle of my writing so it didn’t get saved. Annoying. Anyway, it’s been a productive week, only helped by the fact that I’m awoken every morning at 8am(or earlier) by loudspeakers. My biggest accomplishment has definitely been learning to…

Natural Bridges State Beach tide pools, Santa Cruz, CA This spot is one of my favorite spots in the world; I could spend all day exploring the tide pools here. Not too mention that the beach itself is also great.

I’m at my new (temporary?) apartment in Hanoi! So far I can’t say I’ve done much. What I can tell you is that after a night of unrestful, jetlagged sleep, I was awoken by several  entertaining (for now) happenings: 1: A rooster. At 5:30 in the morning. Perfect! I won’t ever need an alarm clock here….

Well, I’m sitting in the in the airport in Teipei, Taiwan waiting for my flight to Hanoi. I occasionally have moments of “I’m moving to Vietnam!?!?”, but for the most part I just feel like I’m on vacation.  The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has proved to be rather entertaining. I’ve seen an exhibit on indigenous…

While in Santa Cruz, I stopped by Natural Bridges State Beach, which is another one of my favorite spots in the city. I was itching for a hike so I decided to check out the short, one-mile trail the park had. Luckily for me, the park is an excellent location to spot monarch butterflies! The…

Next stop-Santa Cruz. One of my favorite restaurants ever is Saturn Café in Santa Cruz. I first visited this vegetarian restaurant about five years ago and have gone back as many times as possible since then. Saturn Café first opened in Santa Cruz in 1979, and continues to offer up some amazing vegetarian and vegan…