Archive for August, 2013

Pura Vida

August 31, 2013
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Pura Vida

I don’t even know how to begin describing Costa Rica. A simple enough landing, a quick rush through immigration and customs… only to have yourself deposited in a mine field of family members and taxi drivers asking where you need to go. In that respect, it’s not much different than Bangkok. In fact, Costa...
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Relinquishing your Rights

August 30, 2013
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Although I’m hardly a germaphobe, I still get squeamish when in a confined space with someone who’s coughing. Not because I believe every little germ, virus, and cold is going to kill me, but simply because I hate being sick, to such a degree I hold people accountable for their illnesses. If you’re a...
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Whenever One Door Closes…

August 22, 2013
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Whenever One Door Closes…

There’s something I should address to all my readers, those who have been following me for years, and those who have only recently stumbled across my blog and have yet to get the full view of my experience: I’m not going to be down forever. If anything, I’m feeling pretty great at the moment,...
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Why I Quit a Good Travel Job

August 16, 2013
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Why I Quit a Good Travel Job

Part of me still feels very separated from the rest of humanity. The part that sees a group of people with whom I have every reason in the world to get along, and get along well, finding more satisfaction in activities I believe I’ve outgrown. Sometimes I’m in the mood to strip down to...
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My Chopsticks Questions

August 9, 2013
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My Chopsticks Questions

There is one question in particular I dreaded, as a foreigner living in Japan. Although I had my share of “HELLO! HOW ARE YOU!”s and children’s fascination with my hair, I learned, in time, to brush most of these off in stride, chalking them up to general ignorance of other cultures and a basic...
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A Dangerous Habit

August 5, 2013
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A Dangerous Habit

Just as I’m about to hand over my Starwood Preferred Guest AMEX to the sultry blonde manning the registration counter, securing my room for the evening, a frumpy woman with a sour expression stomps in and says she’s calling the police. I have no idea what’s going on, but it’s fair to say I...
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