At first it was annoying… then I realized, it might not be the worst thing in the world. When I moved to the UAE, it was the first time in my life I didn’t have a mailbox. None of the neighborhoods had the iconic, freestanding boxes. None of the apartment buildings had the neat rows […]
I love to travel! Living overseas granted me the amazing opportunity to explore more of the world. However, as much as I love seeing new places, I have to admit that long plane rides and airport transits can get pretty tiring. I admire those women who get really dressed up for plane travel, and manage […]
Meditation Series: Part 1 There came a time in my life when I became conscious of the number of thoughts that went through my head in any given day. Or in any given hour, or even just a few minutes during stressful times, for that matter. This was especially true with a very full schedule […]
While traveling, it’s easy to see that some cities are vegetarian friendly, such as Boulder, Colorado, which has dozens of vegetarian and vegan restaurants from which to choose, while others are not. In some corners of the world, it can be much trickier to find a decent vegetarian option. This was especially true in parts […]
The monster collection at the Cebu Airport. Kapre, Tikbalang, Duwende, and, last but not least, Manananggal. Why don’t we have this much fun at US airports?
I knew something was up. First one suitcase on the floor. Then another, then another. I mean, I’m not complaining. Those suitcases make for good scratching posts. But usually, after they are out, my mom takes off for a while and leaves my sister and me alone with the pet sitter. But this time, she […]
I planned to visit Langkawi at the end of my week in Malaysia in order to relax at this beach paradise before heading back to work. I knew that Langkawi was famous for its cable car, one of the longest in the world, which carries people up a super high path to the suspension bridge […]
In Pinnawala, Sri Lanka, there is a rescue facility for injured and orphaned elephants. You can visit the orphanage, but you can also hang out by the river to see them when they walk here for their daily bath. Stay at Hotel Pinnalanda for a front row seat from your balcony. […]
Langkawi, Malaysia: Lol, no vomiting in the Skydome, please. Penang, Malaysia: Always good advice – beware of aggressive monkeys. Sigiriya, Sri Lanka: Thankfully this didn’t happen.
It’s time for my second Ramadan as a UAE resident. I thought I’d provide a little info for my friends back at home to know what it’s like. The holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. Its timing changes year to year as it is based on local moon sightings. […]