Weary Traveler February 5th 2012 Today, the term "weary traveler" comes to mind. The sun has not come out in over a week now and I am starting to realize the effect this has had on my mood. Come on Debbie Downer. I am feeling closed off and not nearly as friendly, patient, or communicative in the grand hostel setting.
When I arrived in Christchurch this afternoon, I finally settled on what seemed to be the only overpriced and ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
This past month I had the amazing opportunity to live with a homestay family in Nicaragua and immerse myself in Spanish school. I had been in a place where choices were few, rights were fewer, and freedoms were even less than that. A place where jobs, education, nutrition, healthcare, and clean water are a constant struggle and yet, every man, woman and child I met greeted each day with a renewed sense of joy, happiness and zest for life.
As the new year is fast approaching, I wanted to say thank you~my zest for life is attributed to each and every one of my friends, col... full info