Travel

Is It Always Easier to Be the One Walking Away?

In traveling, it’s always assumed that it’s easier for the person walking away. While I’m sure that is the case for some people, I can assure you that it’s not for me. Before moving to Spain, I had already moved alone once so I thought, “This can’t be THAT  much harder, right?” I’ve found housing on my own before, I’ve…

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Poetry

The Strange & Wonderful Feeling of Being Foreign

You don’t really know what’s wrong Except the pancake mix you bought doesn’t taste quite right And the pizza crust isn’t as doughy But you shrug it off But as the days go by These once perplexing details Start to grind you down And for some reason You feel angry at everyone even though they haven’t done anything wrong And…

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Life, Travel

What It’s Like to Just Pack Up and Go

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to move abroad to a foreign country alone? One where you know no one or even speak the language? Well, I can tell you. To preface, I am someone who’s dreamt about moving abroad alone since forever. Why? I don’t know. It’s just something I’ve always wanted to do ever since I was…

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Travel

Luck.

When the clock struck 12 on New Year’s Eve in Montmartre, Paris, there were no fireworks, no confetti, or fancy drinks. But I had everything to be grateful for. And to think, just a year ago, I was wondering whether this life of meandering around Europe would be worth pursuing at all. And the truth is, I still do sometimes.…

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Poetry

The Hostel Dweller

The hostel dweller climbs up and down creaky staircases and bedsDrinks instant coffeeAnd watches people come and go The hostel dweller sleeps in a room with people from all over the world but doesn’t bother to ask where are they from anymore  The hostel dweller is used to shower flip flops and travel sized everythingincluding connections The hostel dweller doesn’t know when they’ll be back and doesn’t…

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