United Arab Emirates, Stop 7

My second-to-last stop was in UAE. I stayed mainly in Dubai but I was also able to visit Abu Dhabi for a day. The friend I stayed with lived within walking distance to the marina and beach so I was close to nightlife and other activities. UAE turned 45 in 2016 and as such a … Continue reading United Arab Emirates, Stop 7

Egypt, Stop 6

Egypt was another incredible country! It was made even more so through the introductions made by new friends I met in Jordan. My tour guide in Jordan put me in touch with a friend in Egypt who arranged another friend to show me around. These are the kind of connections that I love most about … Continue reading Egypt, Stop 6

Jordan, Stop 5

Jordan was incredible, wonderful and so many other positive superlatives that I don't need to write. I arrived just one week after the attack in Karak so we were unable to make that scheduled stop. Instead, we saw Little Petra. But before we get to Little Petra, the trip began on Christmas Eve. Having booked … Continue reading Jordan, Stop 5

An International Birthday to Remember

I didn't know how I would feel celebrating my bday away from friends this year but it ended up being really great and a ton of fun. A friend that I met at the beginning of my trip in South Africaย come to Greece for one week in order to celebrate with me and tour Athens. … Continue reading An International Birthday to Remember

Greece, Stop 4

I arrived in Athens for a few days before continuing my travels. And while it was valuable to get to know my new home and find my way around, there isn't much to talk about. I will have a month in Athens when I get back from visiting the islands and that is when I … Continue reading Greece, Stop 4

A Note to My Kidney Stone

Such pain Such torture I thought you were my appendix Or maybe the colon But no You were a tiny stone Causing mass havoc I will never forget those kind souls Who wrapped their arms around me when I could not walk And fed and checked in on me when I could not move Two … Continue reading A Note to My Kidney Stone