Archive for Category: "shopping"
Ours is a somewhat strange situation. We’re Americans with no family ties to Germany, yet we’ve ensconced ourselves in a small German village indefinitely. We work and go to school primarily with other Americans, yet we live alongside German families who have been in this little village for generations
My WorldTeach assignment took me to Ondangwa, Namibia–not one of Africa’s top tourist destinations. Yet, even with its intense heat threatening to weaken me and its heaps of trash scattered throughout, I have fallen for the city’s unique charms
My contrasting life stages colored my experiences and perceptions of Madrid–touring as a college grad back in 2006, and then later in 2012 as an expectant mother.
When I used to picture a vacation, I would think of relaxation, luxury, sunny beaches, and admittedly, those cliché frozen drinks with the little umbrellas on top. Now that I have children, I have to tack the word “family” onto my vacations and a new set of images come to mind—tantrums on airplanes, toddlers wandering off in crowded amusement parks, endless potty breaks in public restrooms, and not a single moment of peace for a week
Dear Cambodia, I’m bringing our on-again-off-again relationship to a close. Yes, this last month has been really great and you’ve showed me you could change, but we both knew early in the game that this wasn’t going to last for very long. I mean, I’d already tried to leave you ….twice, but you tugged at my heart so I gave you another chance.