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Café Thoughts: Bangkok Edition

We may be home but that's doesn't mean we can't travel in our mind or reminisce of places we've traveled. I took this shot at a cat cafe on a side street in Bangkok I found while seeking refuge from the sun. A moment to write, reflect and somehow make these fleeting moments a bit more long-lasting by committing them to ink in my journal. I remember the feeling of sitting here observing, listening to distant conversations and smiling at the way of life in a place foreign to me - A whole world outside of mine. And once again, I'm brought back to it as I write now, from my distant apartment in Germany - A whole world outside and...

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Cortados & Motorcycles

Cortados & Motorcycles: A journey across Spain, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Over the course of the journey, three thoughts circulated as we hopped from cortado to cortado and racked up kilometers: Cafe Oasis & Alternative Routes, Go Slow, and By Bike, Naturally.

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East African Travels

Over our travels, we took a stop in Kenya. Falling in love with the diverse landscape — the Great Rift Valley, the cityscape of Nairobi, and the drifting away on the beaches near Mombasa — we find a special place for these memories. Each place deserves its own dedicated post and as such, we will write this in parts. First up: Nairobi to the Maasai Mara Reserve.

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Travel Meditation

A week or two and I’m still trying to hash out some thoughts on my recent trip to the nearby paradise, Menorca. I think I’m trying to be too profound in what I want to write when, in reality, I came away from the trip with a few new thoughts on my day-to-day life, but nothing earth-shatteringly new or that which hasn’t already been said (better) before by someone else. But it’s important to me and maybe that’s really what matters.     The trip was a last minute trip, the kind where you mix friends from college + friends from your Master’s program together + cheap flights + wifi + a credit card + wine.  An equation for a...

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Curated Lifestyle

Although my life may seem a bit chaotic from the outside -- activities, colors, places, always being late (sorry!) -- there is a surprising amount of organization in my day-to-day. One such thing is my obsession with lists. Perhaps it's part of my visual nature or the fear of forgetting something, I am obsessing create lists and write in my journals. I often have multiple lists and journals competing for space in my mental landscape. As a result of this obsession, I've also created many lists about my travel experience. This is part of the fun :: the research of a place before you travel, creating a playlist for when you'll be there, reading travel memoirs about the place to...

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