Category Archives: Globe Trotting

Returning from an Epic Journey

It is done. On March 19th, 2016 at about 10pm local time, after almost 20 months of happily wandering the world, I crossed the border into Canada. The following evening, I reached my parents house. I’ll be calling it home … Continue reading

Posted in Globe Trotting | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Back to Backpacking

In the last 10 days, we’ve said our goodbyes to our friends in Taiwan, filled up our backpacks again and have been making our way through Cambodia. We decided to come to Cambodia instead of flying straight home because, well, … Continue reading

Posted in backpacking, Globe Trotting | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Christmastime and I’m not leaving the house any more than I have to

I’ve always loved Christmas. Two childhood memories stand out in my mind. The first is about the colourful lights strung outside my window as a child. They were just bright enough for me to sneak in a couple extra chapters … Continue reading

Posted in Globe Trotting | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Comforts I Miss From Home

It’s fitting, I suppose, that right after writing a long spiel about colds and flus and about how important it is to get a flu shot, I should get sick with a nasty, mystery respiratory illness. I made it to … Continue reading

Posted in Globe Trotting | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Vignette of Thai Life: Of Kids and Bicycles

My favorite moments on the road are the small slices of life that simultaneously remind us how alike us humans are, and highlight how differently we express it. We spent two months at a Thai special needs school, hanging out … Continue reading

Posted in Globe Trotting | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Check Point: Almost a Year and a Half on the Road

These days, I’m in Taipei, Taiwan. I’m studying Chinese (or as I tell everyone around here, wo xue zhongwen) and I enjoy it (wo xihuan xue zhongwen). I would have loved to be a travel blogger, but given that I … Continue reading

Posted in backpacking, Globe Trotting | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Looking back at 3 Months in Thailand

On January 1, Ed’s flight from New York and my flight from Sydney both landed at Phuket airport in Thailand. We didn’t speak a word of Thai and had only done basic research on the region. On March 31, we … Continue reading

Posted in backpacking, Globe Trotting | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment