How to Survive a Jaguar Encounter in Tortuguero

Pura Vida in Costa Rica with Heather, and Pants aka J Rock aka Jackie aka JjjaaaCQueLINUH (said in a very French, high pitched, haughty, pearl clutching kind of way). What do I do if I encounter a Jaguar? What is that demonic screaming snarling sound?  No but like actually…what makes that sound?  What do IContinue reading “How to Survive a Jaguar Encounter in Tortuguero”

More Dahl Please!

We drove around Sri Lanka from Colombo to Kandy to Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa in the back seat of his sedan, chatting occasionally and lazily while staring out at the lush hillsides, careening around the never-ending switchbacks, through tea plantations that convey a feeling of being transported to British Ceylon circa 1830.

Floating in a Turquoise Colour Field

Zanzibar is the place to go if you want to lose yourself, in a paradise that envelopes you in their culture and makes you feel like you could exist there and not want for anything, except the occasional blast of air conditioning and a lifetime supply of SPF 100. 

The Lie Canada Tells Itself (And the World)

I haven’t published a blog post in ages and the main reason for that is, I had been battling immigration in Czech Republic from May 2018 until November 2018 and am currently battling with Canadian Immigration because they have refused 3 Visa applications for my legally married husband.  I would like to point out thatContinue reading “The Lie Canada Tells Itself (And the World)”

Lay Down Your Heart: What I’ve learned as a Serial Expat

1-  When are you moving ‘Home’? The disconnect to ‘home’ is real and is probably the hardest thing to deal with.  Guilt trips from family about not being home for such and such a thing can be heartbreaking and the ‘when are you moving back’ questions can be awkward, because how do explain why youContinue reading “Lay Down Your Heart: What I’ve learned as a Serial Expat”

Quick Guide Amman, Jordan

First Impression: I arrived at the butt crack of dawn and to be honest, in downtown Amman, I was intimidated by the near empty streets and every second man yelling out to me. My hostel I had booked through hostel world was under renovations so I was left wandering the streets looking for a new accommodation.Continue reading “Quick Guide Amman, Jordan”

Quick Guide to Arusha

First Impression: Busy, bustling city, it was a bit intense stepping off the bus as there were about 30 safari touts waiting there for tourists.  Where I stayed: Couch surfing with local guys.  Safari camp. What to wear: Comfortable light fabric but cover your knees. What I did: Kilimanjaro view and Marangu Waterfall, 3-day safari toContinue reading “Quick Guide to Arusha”

Guide to Bussing through Zambia

Bussing through Zambia from Livingstone to Lilongwe, Malawi via Lusaka. Disclaimer: We arrived in Lusaka by bus at 9 pm and then left by bus at 5:30 am the next day. First Impression: The bus station is an intense jumble of humanity and I would definitely try to avoid it in the future. Where IContinue reading “Guide to Bussing through Zambia”

Quick Guide Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe First Impression: So quaint and clean, a perfect little tourist town. Where I stayed: Shoe String Backpackers.  Honestly kind of dirty and basic, they charge extra for wifi and the mosquitoes are a nightmare.  The food was quite good though, especially the breakfast porridge and the garden area is lined with artisans makingContinue reading “Quick Guide Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe”