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Abandoned church along the way
Europe, Montenegro, Travel

Mountaintop Encounters – Kotor, Montenegro

Knowing absolutely nothing about Kotor, I enjoyed the scenic ride as my bus circled the impressive fjord of Montenegro. Rugged, towering dark mountains rose on all sides, covering most of the country and giving credit to the name Monte Negro, or “Black Mountain.” About an hour after crossing the Croatian […]

The Things They Carry
Asia, Photo Essays, Travel, Vietnam

The Things They Carry

Over the past few weeks, I have been amazed at some of the objects that I have seen strapped onto the back of, as well as the sides, front, and bottom of motorbikes in Vietnam. When something needs to be transported, it is either really large, or there are many […]

300th Day Update – Routine on the Road
Asia, Cambodia, Travel, Vietnam

300th Day Update – Routine on the Road

Traveling is exhausting. It’s a peculiar fatigue, however, that arises from extended periods of being on the road. It usually creeps up and hits you at once, and at the most unexpected times. And there’s a certain indifference that accompanies that fatigue. At times, it takes hold of you as […]

The Wild Great Wall
Asia, Asia, China, China, Food, Travel

The Wild Great Wall

January has proven to be the perfect time to visit Beijing. The weather isn’t too cold, especially in comparison to the Chicago winters. In fact, it has been surprisingly sunny since I arrived. The rush leading up to the Chinese New Year, beginning on February 19th this year, hasn’t quite […]