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Tag: travel thoughts
White Spaces: Combatting Racism with Subtle Awareness
Late December, Sea Point, Cape Town The walls and tables are painted a matte black, with the name of the cafe written in white. The […]
This is What Conscious Travel Looks Like
I wrote this for a masters application, but I think it’s worth sharing with more than a few admissions officers! What follows is an incomplete, […]
London, England. Late November. 12:30 p.m. My backpack leans against the wall. My second suitcase stands next to it. The kitchen is clean, lights off, […]
This Blog Post says, Thank You!
Do you ever experience moments of sudden and unanticipated gratitude? I do—every day. Thanksgiving, for me, is a lovely excuse to eat good food with […]
Johnny Cash and Slow Travel
8:15 a.m. Self-Service Restaurant “Mediterraneo.” Grandi Navi Veloci ferry from Tangier to Barcelona. I look up from my breakfast—a somewhat sad assortment of boxed orange […]
It’s. A. Trap! (Fair Doesn’t Always Mean Equal)
Ourika Valley, near Marrakech, Morocco “Very good price. Very low. Better than free.” We’re standing outside the van on the road to Ourika Valley, a […]
“Don’t go to Morocco Alone.” And other Fear-mongering you should Ignore.
A rooftop terrace in Taghazout, Morocco. Me: “I’m thinking of going to Morocco.” Everyone: “Awesome! Just don’t go alone.” As you may have guessed, I […]
The Intoxicating Unknown, and Solitude
The plane lands with a jolt. Rolls to the gate. Shuts off the engines. You and the other passengers file off the aircraft. Through the […]
What Makes this Mountain Different from all other Mountains?
Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome Valle Aurelia, Rome, Italy This could be any street in any city. Mixed-era apartment buildings. Imposing stone architecture at turns. Cobblestones […]