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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…

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…

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.

Haggling & Cultural Barriers Part II – Navigating India

By Kristance Harlow | July 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
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May 2007 Navigating India, Haggling & Cultural Barriers “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman India was truly life changing for me, but it was not easy. Without the challenge I would not have grown into the…

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, Haggling, and Cultural Barriers: Adventures in India

By Kristance Harlow | July 17, 2013 | 4 Comments
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Summer 2007 The Taj Mahal Let me take you back to Agra, India and the insanity of being a naive 20 year old navigating a country she knows very little about. Oh, and did I mention this was her second time ever traveling abroad and she was traveling alone? Wild kid. I went downstairs a…

Organic Farm Cooking – Ireland & Intuitive Recipes

By Kristance Harlow | July 16, 2013 | 3 Comments
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August 2006 Cooking in Ireland I kept a journal the month I spent in Ireland when I traveled around and volunteered on the organic farm Sunrise Farm in Whitegate, County Clare. When I was there I wrote down some delicious recipes and so today I’ll share them, hopefully I’ll have a more in depth blog…

Lost & Ignorant: Culture Shock in Delhi, India

By Kristance Harlow | July 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
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May 2007 Lost and ignorant in Delhi There are a lot of monkeys in Delhi. I’m a seasoned traveler, now, but 6 years ago on my second international excursion that was definitely not the case. I went to India back in 2007, I was going there to teach but I wanted to travel before my…

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