Archive for Category: "shopping"
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.
One of the reasons my husband and I moved to Costa Rica, was to live smaller – in a lot of ways. We wanted to get out of the “more more more” mentality (more money, more material things, etc.), and concentrate on more important things
A cloud of dust billows up as the rickety state run bus leaves the bus stop. One hour back, en route to Bangalore from Srirangapatnam, Michelle, Nisha and I, spontaneously decide to get down at Channapatna – the land of toys. We head to the auto-rickshaw stand and hail a vehicle towards the toy factories.