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
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!
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!
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.”
This dates back to 2010. Here in Detroit the cab culture is pretty shabby. Actually, there is no cab culture. The only places to promptly catch are outside of MGM Grand Detroit, Motor City Casino, or Greektown Casino. Otherwise, you would have to call a cab and wait (probably thirty minutes) for it to arrive at your place of position. Me “hitch-hiking” is probably as … Continue reading I hitch-hiked in Detroit, once.
Two years ago, in May, my boyfriend and I took our first trip as a “couple”. I had experienced Memorial Day Weekend in MIami before and I knew to avoid those dates. At the time my boyfriend was trying to get into Medical School (and he did). His stress level high and his focus was elsewhere – I did all the planning unknowingly setting the pattern for … Continue reading Couples Trip: Miami Beach
After our morning Zip Lining tour in Mal Pais we hopped on our ATV, stopped to get gas, and headed to the Montezuma Waterfalls. It took us nearly an hour to reach Montezuma from the Santa Teresa/Mal Pais road fork. Twas’ a very bumpy ride for me on the back of the vehicle. I loved riding through Costa Rica’s roads. We followed our hand drawn map and arrive … Continue reading Climbing Montezuma Falls