Travel

The Beauty of the Unknown
Asia, The Philippines, Travel

The Beauty of the Unknown

It’s a cool, serene night, the landscape lit up by a nearly full moon. There’s a quiet and lonely calmness unique to such isolated, remote corners of the earth. The smell of fresh fish fills the air, reminding me of the hunger I had been suppressing for several hours. But the wait […]

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 […]

China – A First Look
Asia, Asia, China, China, Food, Travel

China – A First Look

Clocking three days since I arrived in Beijing, it has been quite the adventure from the moment I stepped off the plane. Everything is new. Everything is different. At each step, I come across completely unique sights, foreign customs, and unfamiliar interactions. But beyond my experiences, I myself am also […]

Rusmir
Europe, Food, Serbia, Travel

Rusmir

Hopping off of the bus about 20 minutes outside of Novi Sad, I was immediately positive that I had gotten off too early, despite the driver’s affirmative muttering of “da, da, da” to my question “Da li je ovo Sremski Karlovci?” Was this the town of Sremski Karlovci? The only thing […]