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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 […]

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 […]

200TH Day Update
Asia, China, Europe, Travel, Turkey, Turkey

200TH Day Update

Another 100 days have flown by! And with it a significantly different pace of traveling relative to the first 100 days. This period gradually shifted from a fast-paced, social, adventurous nature to a more relaxed and stagnant one. Hitchhiking hundreds of kilometers and hours long hikes in the Balkan mountains, led solely by my wanderlust, morphed into […]