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How to SUCK at Missing Your Flight

Is there even a graceful way to do this? It probably always sucks to miss your flight, but I feel like I’m especially bad at it. The first time I missed a flight was in Turkey when I misread the military time-stamp “06:30” as 6:30pm. I wasn’t even close – I was a good 12 …

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Tell Him

The following is a guest post Author: Anonymous I would talk about how even though you transplanted yourself to a foreign country immediately following your expulsion into the real world from the cozy womb that is college, the heavy, existential sludge that occupies most of your mind space during senior year still plagued you when …

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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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Bangkok, I’m Breaking Up with You

You were, perhaps, too hard to get. I was initially intrigued by your exotic charm and foreign accent. You were interesting to me in a non-sterile sort of way, with your cracks and rats and potential for anything to happen. I should have known I would never win your heart, though. After all, you’re already …

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A Look Back at My Favorite Posts

Two more weeks, yall – then I move out of my Bangkok apartment and make the final transition from “teacher” to “backpacker.” I’ve been shopping around a bit just to be sure I fit in with my sunburned compatriots of the Khao San Road variety. Been stocking up on elephant pants, singlets, bracelets, and headbands. …

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What Now? Part II

You may or may not have heard the news: MY PARENTS ARE COMING TO THAILAND. Mind. Blown. I know it may sound totally normal and not weird at all but considering my parents’ past vacation/international travel experiences (of which they have had very few in the last 20-something years) this is a big deal. I …

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How Bangkok Has Changed Me (A List in Progress)

In honor of my five month anniversary with Bangkok I’ve decided to enumerate the ways in which Bangkok has changed me: 1. The way I speak Living in a non-English-speaking country has, in many ways, changed my main methods of communication. Non-verbal cues and hand signs have become vital if not essential in day-to-day dealings …

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