Dusty Beijing

Beijing is dusty and hazy. If you open the weather app on your phone, it will probably show you the temperature and then under it say something like, "Partly Cloudy" or "Sunny". But in Beijing, it's a bit different. So with a "Very Unhealthy Air Quality" city ahead of me, I strapped on my face… Continue reading Dusty Beijing

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Moroccan Whirlwind

Morocco is a beautiful country, and it's surprisingly massive and filled with endless sights. My mind wanted to see the souk of Fez, ride camels in Merzouga, surf in Agadir, and hang out with smugglers in Tangier. Realistically, I only had ten days and could merely have a sample out of this fantastic country. Here's… Continue reading Moroccan Whirlwind

First Days in Taipei

I've been in Taipei for less than twenty minutes, and I've already had someone excitedly shout "Hi, Jesus!" at me from across the airport baggage claim. This'll be a nice four months. My day started out at 4 am, walking to my car and seeing this goopy salamander crawling out of it. I didn't even… Continue reading First Days in Taipei

Trolls, Chechnyan’s, and $10 Beers

I land before Ivana even takes off, and am instantly placed into contrasting climates and locals. The sunny Gdańsk park I had previously been sweating and eating hummus in had turned into a cold, drizzly Norwegian fjord at the Haugesund airport. But the sea air is so fresh, and it feels a bit nice to… Continue reading Trolls, Chechnyan’s, and $10 Beers

Last Loop of Poland

Skyscrapers and smog abound, we pull into Warsaw central station surrounded by the jungle of industrialization and communist blocks. We’re thrown from the cute and the calm of Kraków into the big city, and walk through a busy street to our room for two nights. We worry that we’ll be sleeping above the busy street,… Continue reading Last Loop of Poland