Has it been 7+ months since my last post, and 8+ months since the actual trip? Yep, but now that I’m ~5 months into a global pandemic, I figured I might as well get around to consolidating some photos and experiences to round out the Scotland leg of my last international trip for a very […]
My first introduction to London was in the spring of 2017 as the launching point for my post-grad solo Euro trip—I spent 4 full days there but knew pretty early on I’d want to go back again. Backpacking across Europe for over a month on a limited budget puts certain constraints on what you […]
day seven: centre pompidou, le palais royal, tour monparnasse Following the recommendation from the nice Chinese Parisian couple I’d met the previous night, I headed over to the Centre Pompidou and stood in line as soon as they opened. It took about 30 minutes to get through a modestly sized line because the museum wanted […]
day five: versailles This was a weird day, not gonna lie. On my way to Versailles on the train I got stopped by a fare inspector not 3 minutes before arriving at the Versailles station and got a 35€ fine for not having the right ticket. Apparently the metro tickets are only good within Paris, […]
day three: sacre couer, montmarte, tour eiffel, arc de triomphe, fancy cake I woke up feeling pretty well rested, and got breakfast with Claudia around 9am. She decided to go to Paris Disneyland, and I considered it for a minute, but ultimately decided that that particular use of time and money wouldn’t bring me joy. […]
A few months ago I found a cheap flight to Paris out of SJC, and after about a week of weighing the pros/cons and drafting multiple spreadsheets, I bought the tickets and booked a hostel.
Back again with a long weekend getaway, this time in the emerald city.
Weeks after returning from my January trip to NYC, I bought a plane ticket to Washington DC for Cesar Chavez/Easter weekend. I don’t have a particular reason why I chose DC out of all of the domestic destinations available—my mom jokes it’s because I felt deprived by not being able to go on an 8th […]
I’m not a huge fan of new year’s resolutions, but this year, I decided to make a few for myself to try and motivate positive change in the way I process daily life. One of my resolutions is to be more mindful, and includes practices like journalling, reading more, and regularly practicing yoga. The other […]