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Culebra: The (Other) Island Adventure

February 7, 2015

They say you make lemonade of out lemons; well that embodies our trip to Culebra. A 6am wake up was rough by vacation standards and when we finally arrived groggy and starving to the ferry terminal, which was over an hour away, we were greeted by a long line for tickets and waited. When the queue in… Read More ›

Christmas in Puerto Rico

Hello everyone, I have been ignoring this site for far too long and plan on catching you up on some adventures new and old. With winter starting to take hold, a trip to warmer weather was exactly what I needed. Puerto Rico was the chosen destination and even though I am not a beach bum… Read More ›

Back to Reality

    I write this sitting on the plane back to New York. I am about 11 hours into a 16 hour flight, giving me ample time to reflect on the last couple weeks. What stands out to me the most is that this trip will forever hold great significance for me, as I felt… Read More ›

Macau: The Vegas of the East?…Not So Much

I have to admit that I enjoy gambling, probably a little to much, so it was only natural that I took the hour ferry ride and check out Macau. While Macau is famous for its casinos and gambling, it actually is a city full of history and quite interesting to visit. A Portuguese colony for… Read More ›

First Impressions of Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a busy city. While Tokyo and Seoul are larger than Hong Kong, they have a sense of controlled madness that is missing here. Finding my hostel was a bit of an ordeal wandering around the streets looking for a building. It ended up being a small doorway with no mention of the… Read More ›

A Quick Weekend in Seoul

My stay in South Korea could not have been more different from the one I had in Japan where I would get up early to see historic sites and cram days full of things to do. In Seoul however, I decided I needed a break from that and just wanted to have some fun. This… Read More ›

Sayonara Japan

My two weeks in Japan came to a close recently and I thought I would write about the experience as a whole. Japan was my first foray into Asia so I was a bit unsure of what to expect. I had high hopes though both for the culture and the food; my two favorite things to… Read More ›

Thoughts from Kyoto

I spent three days in Kyoto and really enjoyed them. It’s such a beautiful city with so much history and also so different than Tokyo. I would compare it to Boston if I had to. Kyoto is full of temples everywhere you go, supposedly over a thousand of them. The city also has very old… Read More ›

A Night to Remember in Kyoto

After struggling for the two previous nights to meet people I did not have high expectations for my last night in Kyoto. I ate dinner at an Italian restaurant and ended up have a long conversation with the man next to me who served as my interpreter. I told him about how difficult it can… Read More ›

Nikko: Buddhist Temples and a Scary Excursion

Nikko, a small town about a two-hour train ride north of Tokyo, is known mainly for its numerous Buddhist temples. It also is very near to Lake Chuzenji which beautifully set in the mountains. I decided to spend a night in Nikko, giving myself time to visit the shrines as well as spend some time… Read More ›