Are you a colonialist traveler?

So, I have a question for you: While traveling, do you sometimes hear¬†a little¬†dismissive voice inside your head? You know, that voice that says things like “I can’t believe they are letting this building fall apart, just imagine what they could do with it” or “They really don’t know how to use spices, do they?” or “This traffic, pure chaos, …

Mental Souvenirs

Wow! I have been incredibly lucky with my first stop, Boston, and my first two and a half hosts, Cait, Jeremy and their beautiful dog, Baylee. First, I have to admit: I would not have picked Boston as a destination, especially not at this time of the year – it was just never a city I was particularly curious about. …

Ode to Anticipation

  It is one of the best things about traveling. This tingling feeling in your stomach that gets you through boring days because you know, something is going to happen soon. Soon you are going to be out there and the world will open up once more, greet you like an old friend and tease you like a teenage love. …

“Where Chaos prevails, rebels want rules”

I recently traveled to Bangladesh for the first time, an amazing and eye opening experience. I had tons of interesting conversations. One that stuck with me was with Ramna. Ramna studied business at the local university, had short hair, was bespectacled with blue rimmed glasses and her clothes were completely lacking glitter and colorful flower patterns in a country where …