I noticed that something odd was going on. Men in my office needed to leave early, women at my apartment complex were adorned with henna, and the stores were unusually crowded. Turns out it was Karva Chauth, just another,...
On average, as an expat, I'm lucky enough to travel to about five countries a year (some I’ve visited previously, and others are new).  In most of these cases, I will be in one city for multiple nights.  With...
Dancing to the hip hop mix of DJ Zaeden, with a cocktail in one hand and a hookah in the other, all I could think of was that the Bite of Portland might have a few things to learn...

Barcelona, Be Loved

There are view places in the world that live up to their own hype in the way that Barcelona does. There is simply no way to understate its beauty and majesty. Seated promptly on the northern coast, this former...
Udaipur is in the state of Rajasthan and is a popular romantic destination. We flew IndiGo Airlines which is one of the domestic choices for flights within India. A quick hour and $100 USD for the ticket and we...
Sitting at my desk, finding it hard to breathe and my head pounding, I just couldn't take it anymore. I felt even worse than I did the day before.  I really couldn’t afford another sick day, but I called my...

Depositing Drama

Eleven months ago, I was searching through Facebook trying to find accommodations in Madrid. The summer camp in Galicia where I was working was coming to an end, and I knew I needed a place to stay. I had yet...
Playing my wood flute besides the Ganges River, watching the birds soar high into the Himalaya Mountains, I felt like I never wanted to leave. Rishikesh, India does that to people. I know more than one person that has...
I’ve got Spanish money. By that, I don’t mean pesetas. Those haven’t been in circulation since 2002. Nor do I mean euros. They don't have much use here in New Jersey. By Spanish money, I mean the amount of...
I stood there feeling high, not from pot, although it was readily available in the area, but from from the sheer ecstasy of the profound beauty before me. Or perhaps it was the altitude of 14,100 feet that made...

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