Life in Wanderlust

August 18, 2012, 2:39 pm
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Winter Break
December 2, 2011, 3:11 pm
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Going to Las Vegas for a weeklong vacation sounds great, no? Maybe if you go with friends with a similar vacationing style as yourself. I went last Christmas with my parents, 17-year-old brother, and older sister. So the typical ‘The Hangover’esque Las Vegas vacation did not come into fruition, nor did an epic ‘National Lampoon’s Las Vegas Vacation.’ We did get to visit the Grand Canyon with some relatives from Los Angeles. The nature aspect of the trip definitely beat the Strip in my opinion. And my brother, sister and I all went skydiving on the last day of 2010. It was a beautiful start to a crazy and hectic last semester of college. The second half 2011 has definitely petered out since and I’ve lived in hibernation, but I intend to jumpstart 2012 with some excitement!

Where Children Sleep
November 29, 2011, 2:02 pm
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via James Mollison

I came across Where Children Sleep on tumblr while browsing photos of different families and their weekly food consumption. Both are definitely worth a browse through. The book documents the lives of children around the world through photographs of their bedrooms. A very interesting concept, employed through beautiful photographs, revealing the varying standards of living around the world.

My first trip overseas was to work on an archaeology project in an isolated area in Senegal, and I was quite shocked at the living conditions despite the pre-trip descriptions my professor had shared. However, most of the people there seemed content with their lives, although I wasn’t able to have any real conversations in Wolof. Personally, these photos are a reminder of how each person has a unique history and it’s rarely useful to compare yourself with others since the lives we all lead are different, and sometimes extremely distinct.

Bolivia- July 19, 2010
November 24, 2011, 8:56 pm
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bolivian road
excerpts from journal, personal photo

June 19, 2010
“Last night about four hours into our trip to La Paz, the bus was forced to stop due to a blockade created by indigenous people. We were forced to spend the night in this “San Francisco bus.” We pissed in the jungle and have been rationing food. The bus is currently sitting on the road (it’s 10:00am). We are parked next to a truck full of pigs. There is a 15 year old kid running this bus. He makes 200 bolivianos~30 US dollars a day. The Policia walked by a few minutes ago. They are going to teargas the blockade, so most of us have re-entered the bus.”

July 20, 2010: 1am
“So the cops came to the blockade but they didn’t do much. At around noon we decided to walk with our bags. It took four hours to reach a taxi which took us to Boro Boro. From there, we took another cab to a town an hour away. We bought bus tickets to Cochabamba. The ride was about four hours and the views of the cliffs were incredible. We are now at Hostel Jardin and departing for La Paz tomorrow. My face is so warm, may be running a fever?”

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for transport infrastructure. 🙂

November 12, 2011, 7:34 pm
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Autumn in the mid-west.