July 2012

The best of Paris, via Instagram

Paris is a city that’s endlessly photographed: the icons, the sunsets, the stately terraces and crumbling facades. It’s a city that inspires artists, writers, tourists; it’s the most-visited city in the world. For me, Paris is a city of crowded metros and unexpected details: a place where I feel at home and completely foreign. I […]

July 16, 2012 Continue reading…

Capture the color

I’m not a girl who shies away from color: I like to be swathed in neon and surrounded by brilliantly blue skies. I get depressed when I wear too much black, sit beneath gray clouds, stare into glass and concrete. Whenever I’m traveling, I seek out the pops of color that define a destination: the […]

July 13, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Split

As a popular starting or ending point for many Croatian sailing trips and a major transport hub in Dalmatia, Split is tough to miss on most tourists’ itineraries, even if it’s just for one night. Even just as a “layover city,” Split is a wonderful introduction to Dalmatia: red roofs, blue sea, beaches close enough to […]

July 12, 2012 Continue reading…

Notes from the universe: what’s next

Note: I wrote this in early February, but haven’t had the guts to post it until now.  I suppose it started years ago. In the wee hours of the morning on my first day of my senior year of university—my first last day, as I cheekily updated my Facebook status—I went to a sunrise yoga […]

July 11, 2012 Continue reading…

USA road trip kicks off tomorrow!

Every time I book another international flight, I feel a bit guilty about how little I’ve seen of my own country. I’ve visited the capitals of 16 other countries, but not once I have stepped foot in Washington DC. I’ve been awestruck by the stunning Plitvice Lakes, the ethereal Halong Bay, the Swedish archipelago, but […]

July 9, 2012 Continue reading…

The coolest places to stay in Croatia

In Croatia, I spent most of my nights on a boat. The few that I spent on land, however, impressed me. I spent time in Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik: the main tourist destinations in Croatia. The hostels and guesthouse I stayed in were clean, modern, reasonably priced and offered free, fast Wifi: highly recommend all […]

July 6, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from the streets of San Francisco

Wandering in San Francisco on a sunny Friday morning, I stumbled over a Banksy in Chinatown. My day was officially made, and I was reminded of how vivid and joyful the multi-cultural San Francisco streets can be. I’m not usually a huge fan of protecting street art, Banksy or otherwise: the constant evolving of a […]

July 5, 2012 Continue reading…