When I took my trip around the world in 2010, my goal was to run five races around the world to raise money for education and grassroots projects. You may recall (or not, depending on how long you’ve been reading this blog) that I ran two marathons just three weeks apart on my trip. I ran the Rome Marathon two weeks into the start of my trip in Italy and then ran the Dead Sea Marathon in Jordan. Three weeks does not give much time to recover but I figured I would at least still be in shape to run it. Plus, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth and who doesn’t want to say that they’ve run to the lowest point on Earth? It sounded like fun. The race also raises money to assist needy neurological patients so I was running for yet another good cause. (more…)
Archive for August, 2012
Note: I wrote this back in April and it got lost in my drafts.
I never saw the stork. It never arrived on my front porch with a swaddled baby hanging from it’s large beak. Maybe it bypassed me because I refused to believe that this is how babies come into the world. Just like how Santa doesn’t visit those who don’t believe, the stork must follow suit. Last time I checked, I was a single 27-year old girl (ahem, now 28- that’s what happens when you wait to publish something) with zero children and few responsibilities (yes, Mom and Dad, I do pay my credit card bills on time and get the oil changed in my car regularly). I recently found myself being referred to as a guardian, and suddenly it exacerbated into being called a parent. And someone has taken on my last name. It’s all just so very bizarre. Let me explain. (more…)
I wrote this back on my trip to Cape Town in 2010, however, I never published it until now.
A city full of vibrancy, diversity, stunning landscapes, and a colored history, Cape Town captures many a traveler’s heart. My five-day visit turned into two weeks, and I quickly found myself in love with this beautiful city where Western lifestyle mingles with African culture. Cape Town is a gastronomic adventure, with world-class restaurants, decadent bakeries, and hearty, local cuisine. While I wanted to sample a variety of fare, I asked my local host for some budget-friendly dining options. One of my favorite places she suggested was the Neighbourgoods Market at The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. Not only is it a great place to grab lunch, but the market is also good for people watching and live music. In fact, I enjoyed it so much, that I had to go twice! (more…)
I was excited when Katrina contacted me to participate in HostelBookers’ 7 Super Shots. I’m pretty sure someone else contacted me about it months ago and I turned it down because I just didn’t have time. Since I just wrapped up blogging about my road trip, I thought this would be a fun post to do. I didn’t realize just how long I was spend trolling through old photos and trying to determine which one to choose for each topic. So many stories brought back to my mind, and I realized just how many stories I never blogged about! But, hopefully you enjoy the seven photos I chose to share.
1. A photo that takes my breath away