Words cannot express how much I enjoyed Ann Mah’s cheekily named food memoir, Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris.Read More
Ah, France. The country that I called home for nearly a year. The land I tearfully left almost four months ago. There was so much about living in France that was lovely; I particularly miss all the French goodies that are difficult to procure here in Asia, like wine, cheese and bread. (Don’t even get me started on cheese.)
But life in France wasn’t all macarons and Matisse; there were certainly downsides to living in baguette-land. Without further ado…Read More
It’s no secret that I was unhappy for the first month or so of my Asia trip.
Okay fine. I was inexplicably miserable for the first month of my trip. I descended into a dark place where I battled depression, anxiety and an overall despair for the future. For a while I seriously considering flying home. (How anyone could have a near mental collapse in a tropical paradise is beyond me, but here I am.)Read More
Greetings from Singapore! (A city I’m head-over-flip-flops in love with, by the way).
As I just booked my ticket home for Christmas (yay!), I thought it was high-time I announce my upcoming travel plans. I just spent an adventure and work-filled month in southern and central Vietnam and am soon off to Indonesia for a month of yoga and diving. Rough life, guys.Read More
In stride with my goal to take a cooking class in every Asian country I visit, I knew I would have to find a cooking class in Bangkok. And after spotting their rave reviews on Trip Advisor as well as an enthusiastic review from a close friend, I settled on Silom Thai Cooking School for my introduction to cooking Thai food.Read More
Due to my upcoming trip to Indonesia (only two more weeks now!) I wanted to share this guest post on how to travel for free in Indonesia.Read More
In order to satisfy my France cravings now that I’m in Asia, I’ve been reading quite a few novels that take place in France. I found one, The Cleaner of Chartres, to be particularly special and wanted to share it with you.
The Cleaner of Chartres, by Salley Vickers, tells the story of Agnès Morel, a quiet and steadfast young woman who tends the ancient cathedral of Notre-Dame in Chartres, France. A longtime resident of Chartres, her past is troubled and masked in mystery.Read More
Let me start this by confessing something- I’m a giant scaredy cat. I think my parents are honestly just surprised that I’ve survived this long traveling the world because I’m scared of… well, everything. My greatest chilldhood fear was sharks (which I was convinced were lurking in the country club pool), but deep water, rats and the dark all rank pretty high on my terror scale.Read More