So it was my birthday. Birthdays used to get me down. Instead of seeing it as a accomplishment that I had survived another trip around the sun it sometimes seemed more like a death march toward my impending demise. But not anymore. This year I threw a party. I only have ever thrown a party for myself… Continue reading Milestones

Asia, Destinations

Cliff hanger

I have always been a competitive sort of girl, I treated life like a  game, exalting at every well placed roll and sulking in a corner if things went against me. Every aspect in my life was affected, I had to be first I had to be ahead of everyone else, even if always being… Continue reading Cliff hanger

Destinations, Ecuador, South America

Finding balance in the middle of the earth.

It was dark outside, the bus station was almost empty and I had been waiting for hours on a hard metal chair in Armenia, Colombia. FARC rebels fighting in the south had led to the border being closed the past week and I had a flight from Quito, Ecuador that l had to be on in five… Continue reading Finding balance in the middle of the earth.

Destinations, Europe

Hooked on Howth

"Is it supposed to taste like that?" The man laughed as he cracked open another oyster with his knife. His hands worked skillfully almost sensually as he twisted the blade at the tip and gently prised them open. His wide smile and booming voice, alternated with the soft click and pop as he shucked oysters and… Continue reading Hooked on Howth

Asia, Cambodia, Destinations

Friendship on the road 

“Two for one dollar, three for one dollar, four for one dollar!”  The little girl with her basket of postcards trailed imploringly behind me. When l shook my head she repeated her plea in German and then Spanish. She was one of the hundreds of children that wandered the temples of Angkor Wat. Built during the… Continue reading Friendship on the road