Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Bittersweet End

The final stop on my whirlwind adventure turned out to be one of my favorite locations of the summer. After a wonderful time in Chile I crossed the border into Peru, eventually settling in a small southern town called Moquegua. Since the tiny city is not known for any kind tourism, I stuck out like… Read more »

Friendly Faces in Chile

Upon leaving New Zealand, I posted these two sentences online to sum up my thoughts: “About to board a 12 hour flight to South America and complete what I thought was just an unattainable dream: Travel to every populated continent by the age of 21. Still in disbelief.” Though I still had three more weeks… Read more »

Kiwi Country

At the beginning of August I found myself once again on an airplane – this time flying directly from Sydney, Australia to Wellington, New Zealand. A quaint harbor town on the southern end of the north island, the city lives up to its nickname as “The Coolest Little Capital in the World.” Though it is… Read more »

The Chalkboard

  When I was a child, I played with dust. The unwiped surfaces of our family furniture provided powder canvases for sketches and secret messages, and when I was finished drawing, poof! – with a single breath, I sent the symbols into the air, watched as they ephemerally glittered in the sunshine and then, just as… Read more »