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Hiking the French Alps in Photos

Hiking in the alps with snow capped peaks

A big thank you to Gatien who has shared his photos from our trip with me to use on my blog. You can check out his blog here. We had been itching to go hiking the entire week we stayed with Gatien’s family just outside of a town called Beaufort in the Alps, but the weather simply …

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Of Cardboard and Eccentricities: The Festival in Avignon

End of the world graffiti

We have arrived at the Festival of the End of the World in Avignon. We’ve finally done our undoing, and unlike my predictions it wasn’t because we elected the “Screaming Cheeto”, as my mom likes to call him, into office; we’ve heated the world to an inviable temperature. The heat quietly lulls us to sleep, but …

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My Year Abroad in Foot Selfies

Throwback post! Some people take selfies of their face; I, apparently, like to take selfies of my feet. They aren’t particularly cute feet so I don’t know what that’s all about, but the resulting collection of photos tells the story of my year abroad (2012-2013) teaching English in Thailand and traveling in Asia and Europe …

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A Post for my Hosts and Other VIPS

People are kind and generous if you just give them the chance to be. I learned this lesson ten times over while traveling through Europe. My trip was unique in that I wasn’t doing the standard hostel/guidebook/drunken Eurotrip thing; instead, I traveled to visit people: people I had met three years ago in Sydney; people …

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How to Travel Europe on a Budget

I was pretty proud of my budgeting tactics during my five-week stint in Europe. As we all know, I was supposed to be in India for five weeks and Europe for only ten days, but things changed and I found myself having to reassess my funds and spending habits. Europe is no India; it’s definitely …

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5 Weeks in Europe in 500 Words or Less

So: what about Europe? I never really finished blogging about it. I’m ready to move on and start blogging about Atlanta because that’s where I am both physically and mentally, but I can’t just not write about Europe. It was an amazing five weeks. Like, the best five weeks. I’m going to stray from my …

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A Very Gluttonous Holiday to You Too

My appetite is back in full-force. Europe has helped me recapture the joy of eating and it’s been so much fun! In my last couple of months in Thailand, I had grown so sick of the food that eating became a chore. I think I lost a lot of weight, subsisting on yogurt and cereal …

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