Reminiscing this evening and looking back on my travels seems like forever ago. It’s hard to believe I was ever overseas. I’ve been in touch with my friends abroad and it sounds like everyone’s doing okay. What a scary time to be in another country. That being said, I always felt safer living in Saudi Arabia than I do living in the United States. Maybe … Continue reading Day 35: I miss my expat life, but I’m glad I’m home!
If you’ve got some time to kill why not update your bucket lists. A bucket list is a list of experiences or achievements a person hopes to accomplish someday. It could be places to travel, fun experiences, life goals, or any number of things. I have a US travel bucket list posted here: https://thathippielookingchick.com/2019/04/13/my-u-s-travel-bucket-list/ What’s on your bucket list? Here are some category ideas to … Continue reading Day 32: Need a Time Filler? Make a Bucket List.
I’ve been seeing a lot of hate speech toward China lately. I hate that it’s 2020 and we still have to constantly combat racism. In another post, I discussed my conflicting views of mission work and how they seem to me to be nothing more than modern-day colonialism. This is a follow-up of that idea. It’s a reminder that we are products of our environment. … Continue reading Day 25: Stop the Spread of Sinophobia!
I love Europe! I must return. The trip was a blur. Riding the train was a blast. And experiencing a culture that is both new and familiar was wistful. Here are some of the highlights from my trip to Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria which I took back in the summer of 2016. The Natural History Museum in Berlin We also visited the Jewish Museum … Continue reading Day 52: Reminiscing about My Travels to Europe: Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria
The Republic of Maldives is a country comprised of 26 atolls in the Arabian Sea. It is a popular tourist destination for those seeking a romantic getaway. I had the great privilege of visiting this wonderful country in the spring of 2016. However, with the threat of global warming only increasing, the opportunity to visit the Maldives may disappear in the next couple of decades. … Continue reading Visit the Maldives While you Still Can!
Of all the Middle Eastern countries I’ve been to, I think Jordan is my favorite. I could give you 100 reasons why, from the red desert to the beauty of Petra to the food or the wonderful, friendly people going about their daily lives. There’s something special about Jordan. Here are some of the highlights from a trip I took in 2016 with 3 wonderful … Continue reading Adventuring in Jordan
In the fall of 2016, I spent a day in Turkey. I wish I had taken more pictures and not rushed through this trip, but this was a good lesson in taking my time. Here are a few highlights from my trip! My favorite site was the Bosphorus Straight. The water here is just so blue and beautiful! This trip went by way … Continue reading A Day in Turkey
In 2016, I went on an incredible trip for my 30th birthday, and I learned a valuable lesson about trusting people. My trip started out from Qatar to Oman and from Oman I made one stop off in Kuwait before going to Egypt. Many people asked me why I bothered to go to Kuwait and I can understand why. It’s not what you’d call a … Continue reading Help from a Stranger: A Day in Kuwait
The most fun I’ve had so far with this bus project was picking out the furniture and the decor. Though my standard of living is lower than most, I do need my space to be clean, tidy, functional, and cute, of course. I recently had a “bus-warming” party with my family and they helped me set up my furnishings and closet, and this is what … Continue reading Day 80: Living in a Bus Step 10: Furnishings!!!
Pictured above are some of the people I’ll be joining for Burning Man. In less than a month I get to experience several firsts. I’m going to Burning Man for the first time (which has earned me the nickname “burgin” by my travel mates). I’m also driving across the country by myself for the first time in a yellow school bus I’ve converted (mostly) into … Continue reading Preparing for Burning Man!