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Belfast – Visas, Strangers, and Markets

By Kristance Harlow | August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Autumn, 2011 Belfast’s kind strangers We’ve all had those days where everyone seems to be out to get you. It happens when you travel too. When I lived in Oxford, England I was on my lunch break and popped over to the train station across from work to use the passport photo booth. On my…

It’s all so crappy, moving is crappy

By Kristance Harlow | August 9, 2013 | 3 Comments
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No, this isn’t some city girl complaining about a small town. Easiest way to express how much you don’t want to move? Call everything crappy.

Guy Faux Burning Oxford, England

5 Times I Just Went With It

By Kristance Harlow | August 8, 2013 | 4 Comments
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Sometimes, when you travel or live abroad you aren’t really sure what’s going on. As I’ve recently admitted, my signature pose says, “I have no idea what’s going on but I’m excited.” You might kind of get it, but mainly you just go with it. Kind of like when Alejandro told me he was going to throw…

How to Survive Being Stuck in London Heathrow Airport Overnight

By Kristance Harlow | August 3, 2013 | 4 Comments
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After a summer in India I was on my way home and so ready to be over with the day long travel. I got stuck in London Heathrow Airport overnight, I’ll give you step by step directions on how to survive such an experience: Step 1: Take medicine for traveler’s diarrhea and get dizzy from…

Awkward Picture Poses – Around the World

By Kristance Harlow | August 1, 2013 | 3 Comments
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I’ve seen people who do one pose all over the world as they travel, sometimes making movies out of it. They do it on purpose and with intent. Looking over my old photos I’ve realized I too have a pose…but it’s not cool and it wasn’t on purpose. It’s mega awkward but I think it’s…

Poland: Scary Roads, Christmas Markets, and Vodka

By Kristance Harlow | July 30, 2013 | 2 Comments
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December 2010 Poland: Scary Roads and Christmas Time In a couple previous posts I wrote about being in Berlin for the first time with my friend Olivia in December 2010. After staying in Berlin for a couple days, Olivia’s uncle picked us up and drove us to Wroclaw, Poland. The roads were covered in snow…

Yangchen Choling Monastery, Spiti Valley

Being a Globe Trotter – Anyone Can Do It

By Kristance Harlow | July 28, 2013 | 2 Comments
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“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” [Earl Nightingale] I always wanted to study abroad, but it wasn’t an easy option for me. When I was in my second year at university, some friends and I were talking about studying abroad and I said, “Oh I’d…

Airplanes Are Awkward

By Kristance Harlow | July 27, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Always Airplanes are awkward as hell I love to travel, and I used to love getting on planes because it meant I was going somewhere awesome. I’ve flown enough now that the plane ride is just what I have to get through to get where I’m going. Those damn seats never give enough legroom and…

The Taj Mahal, Fatephur Sikri, and Traveling Friends

By Kristance Harlow | July 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
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May 2007 Making traveling friends in India Previously, I wrote about touters and haggling over rickshaw prices in Agra, India. It wasn’t always such a hassle to get around and I wasn’t always alone. I made friends with some fellow travelers. Flashback to visiting the Taj Mahal, I had just walked away from a man who…

Himalayan Memories: Trying To Capture Every Moment

By Kristance Harlow | July 22, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Why, when I am in the midst of an amazing, beautiful and rare adventure am I paralyzed by myself? Why do I fear life? I drift through the days, counting.

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