Details Of, Various.

Dec 9, 2014 by

Feeling a little drained lately, void of inspiration. Do we all ebb and flow like this? In the interim of my blank brain, let us focus on the little things in life.     Where is your creativity at these days? How do you cope with the lulls? _____________________________________________________________________________________ Please like my Facebook page, and don’t forget to follow me on twitter and Instagram...

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Bookends: Shek O & The Caribbean...

Feb 25, 2014 by

Every trip comes with its struggles, just as every day comes with its tribulations. While I was staying with my friend Jess in Shek O, I saw this magnet on her fridge: “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” I stopped, read the words and thought about it for a while before I lifted my camera and snapped that picture. They were words I decided I wanted to remember. This approach to life is not a foreign concept to me, but this was worded so poignantly that I had to...

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Good Food.

Dec 8, 2013 by

Ah, it’s finals season, and do you want to know how to really tell? Come have a look at my fridge, kitchen and cupboards. I’ve been eating salmon out of the can and cooking up packaged noodles. I’ve been thawing out perogies and soups I made weeks ago and stored in the freezer. I’m throwing any fresh stuff I have left in a big pot and hoping I can call it soup. I’m eating handfuls of peanuts and crackers and resorting to canned soup for simplicity. What can I say? It’s nothing but high class, first rate luxury around here. In working on a collaborative post this week, I was reminded of some of the more memorable meals I had during my summer travels around the world. Unlike the forgettable grub from Mongolia, this stuff...

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Details: Mailboxes Of Shek O

Nov 27, 2013 by

At the end of my nearly 3 month journey around the world this past summer, I stopped in Shek O, Hong Kong. A long time friend from high school and my dancing days has been living there for years and invited me to stay with her and welcomed me with open arms into her home. It was (is) a special place, and I’m still digesting my experience there; I have thousands of photos from this summer I’m still filtering through! Shek O, I realised, is the kind of place that is difficult to describe properly with words, particularly because the experience I had there was entirely unique and wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for my friend. Very few travellers get to see the place as I did. There are no hotels...

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Where In The World

Aug 5, 2013 by

The interesting thing about travel (at least for me), is that I can go anywhere in the world and fall in love with places from Saba to Olkhon Island to Mongolia, and no matter how happy I am when I’m traveling, no matter how much I love a place, coming home to Canada is always great. Going to far away and exotic places tickles my imagination and injects me with loads of contentment, but it doesn’t take away from the love I bear for my birth country. I rarely get the post-trip blues. Traveling makes me out and out happy in all aspects of my life. (Only once I didn’t want to leave a place, and that was Easter Island…) As such, I’ve had to celebrate my return by doing some very Canadian things. I...

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