September 28, 2022

Europe Guide: 9 Things to Do in Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia, is a city of pure joy to explore. You can easily navigate its small and nicely-laid out center by foot. Its enviable location in southern Croatia, hugging the Adriatic, makes it a popular port and resort. Split, Croatia, is 321km from the Italian border and about half that to neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina. […]
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September 21, 2022

How to Deal With Culture Shock Living in Japan and Spain

I remember feeling overwhelmed from excitement and fear when I decided to leave home in 2008 to teach English. While I was looking forward to traveling and discovering foreign lands, I was also terrified of being consumed by loneliness and having to return home with my head hung low to admit that I couldn’t hack […]
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September 14, 2022

7 Classic Things to Do in Greenwich Village

Where is Greenwich Village? Greenwich Village is a neighborhood west of Lower Manhattan. Oftentimes, visitors tend to visit the main attractions of New York City such as the Statue of Liberty — yada yada —  and tend to overlook this gem. Not only were iconic shows filmed there, but my dad was also born in […]
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September 7, 2022

How to Find Books to Understand the World Better

It is often said that travelling broadens your horizons and helps you understand the ways of the world. As someone who has lived in different countries and visited many more, I wholeheartedly agree with this thought. Travelling has shown me the diversity of culture, language, and history that exists. However, the honest truth is that, […]
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August 10, 2022

5 Myths About Mexican Cuisine and Why They’re Wrong

Due to its rich traditions, creative concepts, a mix of flavors, influences, and elaborate techniques, Mexican cuisine is a historical and cultural snapshot that dates back hundreds of years before European colonization.  Mexico’s food captures the world’s attention and appetite in many ways through its incredibly rich flavors, colorful ingredients, and aromatic scents. In 2010, […]
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July 27, 2022

Why Taking the Risk Is Often Worth It

For context, this is the second article in a series where I share my experience with the “push and pull effect” that has played a large role in my decision to move cities multiple times in the last several years. Read my first article, where I detail my journey moving from Los Angeles to Castelló […]
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June 29, 2022

What Is Slow Travel? And How to Do it in Ingenio, Gran Canaria

Thanks to the pandemic, we will plan our itineraries in a whole new way. Sun-blessed resorts draw a crowd. So, to avoid the hordes, we need to find under-the-radar destinations and embrace slow travel. Spreading ourselves more thinly across a destination appeals. As a result, we will get to see more of a place. Above […]
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June 14, 2022

How to Learn Flamenco in Spain

If you have read my previous articles, you’ll know that I moved to Castelló de la Plana to teach English. So what does Castelló have to do with flamenco? The answer is: not much! Before I relocated to Spain, I naively thought they danced flamenco all over the country. While most dance schools in Castelló […]
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June 7, 2022

How to Be Grateful — A First-Hand Account of a Ukrainian Refugee Evacuation

It all started at 10:28 a.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2022, in Valencia, Spain. One of my close friends, Alina, was born in Ukraine and moved to Canada with her parents when she was 8 years old. She received a text message from her cousin, who was with seven other family members in Ukraine.  The […]
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June 1, 2022

Is the Food in Puerto Rico the Best in the United States?

Puerto Rico is a mecca for foodies. This is a testament to the island’s diverse history. Its eclectic mix of people and cultures has contributed to unique, tasty, and irresistible cuisine. There’s something for everyone. From casual to elegant dining, Puerto Rican food is front and center on the culinary stage.  Over the last ten […]
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