Category: Culture

Travelling without Travelling

Mid-winter is the time when I get the most itchy to travel. It’s cold out, I feel confined by being inside all the time and I can’t remember the last time I was able to stand & enjoy… Read More

Defining “Home”

Several weeks ago, I was at a market selling my photographs. I was talking with a woman from another table, and we were happy to find out that we both hailed from Montreal. “We’re practically neighbours!” she exclaimed…. Read More

Fear of Travel

As I sat on the bus heading downtown, something about the way the “Stop Requested” lights shone made me feel like I was somewhere else. Like I was travelling somewhere foreign. And I thought about how some people… Read More

Traditional Bedouin Medicine

It was early in the morning, the light from the sun was just starting to crest over the hill. I was standing on some burlap bags, which had been carefully placed along the edges of the squares to… Read More

The Big Three-Zero.

It’s my 30th birthday! I know turning 30 can be scary for some. I understand it. It signals an end to the carefree fun and excitement that often defines being a twentysomething. Entering into your 20’s generally gives… Read More

Do not praise selfish travelers.

The above screenshot was taken from this article over at Matador Network. The website regularly features travelogues, some international news, and various other travel-related posts. I’ve been following them for a few years now and once in awhile,… Read More

I Need About Three Fitty.

My wonderful sunglasses from the 2005 Canada Summer Games swag package finally bit it the other morning. I went to put them on and they completely snapped in half. It was really sad because they were the greatest… Read More

Shisha & Coffee

The one thing about living with 30 other people is that you’re living with 30 other people. 28 too many sometimes. So this evening, Stephen and I went out for a walk around the Suq and then shisha… Read More

Dreams really do come true!

Or they might be about to. I point you in the direction of this page. Go on. Click. And then come back. I’ll wait. … … … … … … DID YOU READ IT?! Oh. My. God. Not… Read More

Shopping for Housewares and Epic Baked Potatoes

Laura and I left in the evening of the 18th to make our way – fumbling – to Varna. Broken Bulgarian and several scares about being on the wrong bus later, we pulled up in the bus station… Read More