Destination: Cartegena, Colombia

As our last stop on the Panama cruise, Cartagena (officially called "Cartagena de Indias") is a bustling port city in Colombia that has given rise to massive waves of tourism for quite some time. With a vibrant Old Town and stunning beaches in the modern part of the city, it's no wonder that so many … Continue reading Destination: Cartegena, Colombia


Rainy Day (poem)

(inspired by Le Havre, France-- September 2015) Rainy Day The sky smells of cigarettes rolls itself into clouds on Tuesday afternoon by the bus stop to Le Havre— Even scarves and overcoats could not help but shiver from the rain in September, signaling winter to come. The bus drags its tired engine, dissipates smoke like … Continue reading Rainy Day (poem)

Destination: Chambéry, France

On my very last day in Grenoble over an extended weekend in September, I decided to do one final day trip before I needed to head back to my town. Prior to that, I'd already visited the château de Vizille and Annecy, which were both beautiful places, and so I aimed to continue discovering more … Continue reading Destination: Chambéry, France

Destination: Annecy, France

While in Grenoble over a four-day weekend in September, I also did a few day trips to the surrounding towns and cities of the region. Besides a half-day at the stately Château de Vizille, I also got the opportunity to revisit Annecy with my Couchsurfing host and her friends. It'd been over two years since … Continue reading Destination: Annecy, France