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”

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 Muscat, Oman

First Impression: Is this a city or a collection of mountain towns? Muscat is so spread out, it’s difficult to get a feel for the place as a city.    Everyone we met was really down to earth and helpful. Where I stayed: Mutrah Hotel.  Basic, clean, nothing fancy, decent location for a city tour, we couldContinue reading “Quick Guide Muscat, Oman”

Fun Things To Do When you Can’t Travel

Regardless of whether you’re an avid traveller or a natural homebody, sometimes it’s just nice to get away even when it’s not possible.  Travel addiction can take over your life, your thoughts, and can push you to new limits.  For some, the prospect of being stuck in one place for an extended period of timeContinue reading “Fun Things To Do When you Can’t Travel”

Quick Guide to Zanzibar

Stone Town and Paje Stone Town: First Impression: Feels like walking back in time, Where I stayed: Coco De Mer; apart from it’s excellent location and kind staff, it did not have any other redeeming qualities. The bathroom was full of mold to which I am very allergic (but once I entered the damage was done),Continue reading “Quick Guide to Zanzibar”

Quick Guide Diani Beach

Diani Beach, Kenya. + (1 night in Mombasa) First Impression: The traffic from Mombasa to Diani Beach was horrendous mostly due to the ferry crossing. Mombasa City appears quite run down when driving through but Diani Beach is obviously cleaned up for the tourists. Diani Beach is littered with fancy resorts and it’s a bitContinue reading “Quick Guide Diani Beach”

Quick Guide Lilongwe and Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Lilongwe and Nkhata Bay, Malawi First Impression: We arrived by bus from Lusaka, Zambia so after the chaos of bussing through Zambia, Lilongwe felt so orderly and friendly. The city felt safe during the day, we were too exhausted from Zambia to venture out after dark, preferring to drink beer at the hostel and sleepContinue reading “Quick Guide Lilongwe and Nkhata Bay, Malawi”

Quick Guide to Tangier

Tangier, Morocco (by ferry from Tarifa, Spain) First Impression: Reminded me of Stone Town, Zanzibar.  The Medina area is a bit overwhelming at first, especially after dark but after a day it generally felt safe and a bit easier to navigate. What to wear:  Conservative but loose and light material because it is hot andContinue reading “Quick Guide to Tangier”