“Chocolate Please”: In a Japanese Children’s Classroom

When we were in Japan, we were invited to attend a couple of english-language classes with my boyfriend’s brother, who teaches many English classes in Japan throughout the day.  My boyfriends brother has lived in Japan for about nine years now – teaching the english language [and recently opening a cafe] for a living. My favorite class was the children’s class. They were rambunctious and reminded me … Continue reading “Chocolate Please”: In a Japanese Children’s Classroom

The quest for Belizean tea in Belize City!

Chaya Tea, was the only tea I knew to look for when we got to Belize. I did very mild research on Belizean tea’s to find and Chaya was the only tea to look for. Upon reading, I found that “Chaya is native to Belize – but many Belizeans would not familiar with these plants’.” I was totally sure someone would know; and I was … Continue reading The quest for Belizean tea in Belize City!

On the beach of Temara, Morocco!

I was invited to accompany Kevin’s roommate and his buddy to the beach during my stay in Rabat. They were going surfing. I was apprehensive at first given that Kevin would not be able to go with me. I did not speak french, I barely interacted with his roommate while I was staying at their apartment, and…yeah. Initially, I declined the beach offer – and … Continue reading On the beach of Temara, Morocco!

Barcelona: “Oh, No thanks! Cocaine isn’t really my thing.”

I paced around my room after successfully (and distressfully) getting my phone back. It was late, I was not tired, and I was a tad bored. I made sure I was back “home” before nightfall every eve since I was traveling and venturing out alone as a woman. I was listening to my hosts (a gay male couple) entertain their family [that was] visiting from … Continue reading Barcelona: “Oh, No thanks! Cocaine isn’t really my thing.”