27 Feb 2011

A Love Letter to China: 5 Reasons I Have a Crush On My New Home

Dear Big C, I can call you that, right? I know we’re just getting to know each other and all, but I feel like we’ve really, you know, connected over the past ten days.

I could just call you China, but everyone gets to call you that.

Your nickname – The Middle Kingdom – […]

21 Feb 2011

Note to Self: An Oath for My Upcoming Year of Travel

Surprise! I moved to China!

Okay, so maybe this isn’t such a big surprise. I’ve been blathering on about moving to China for some time now.

But the big move did kind of have a way of sneaking up on me.

Maybe I was too busy enjoying pretzel M&Ms.

Or maybe it was all […]

4 Feb 2011

Why I Travel: 5 Reasons To Get Me Back on the Plane Again

Shortly after arriving home in Buffalo, NY, two and a half weeks ago, I visited the hair salon.

It had been more than six months since my last haircut – a dire affair conducted at a mall salon in Penang, Malaysia. The stylist, a young Chinese-Malaysian girl who looked all of twelve years old, […]