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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 I do if I come face to face with such a creature?  Why am I walking unaccompanied in… Read More

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.

Goma, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo Are we actually going to the Congo? We asked each other this questions on multiple occasions before actually going to the Congo.  The trip was booked we were in the deep and quite frankly I was thrilled, Maysa nervous but also thrilled.  If you check the advisories and the news and ask anyone who knows where the Congo is, they will tell you,… Read More

I quickly learned that miming toilet  is incredibly embarrassing and thus promptly repeated the phrase Hwajeongshil Odi Isayo (Where is the bathroom) a million times so I would never forget!

Spend a weekend in Abu Dhabi, watch the sunset and experience the city like an expat.