Home is where you are

I just got back from a two week vacation in the US, where I visited my family in SC and friends in Baltimore and Philly. And while the people make it feel like home, I find that I relate less and less to an American lifestyle–and that American things have become almost like novelties. When […]

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Palm Trees Everywhere

The beaches of Las Galeras in the Dominican Republic were some of the most idyllic and pristine that I’ve ever seen. And that’s exactly why we chose to go there. In deciding where to travel for a short winter getaway, Kristen and I wanted a place that was easily accessible for both of us, relaxing, […]

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A Week of Tea and Coffee

“What do you want?” “Sorry, I mean…what do you want to eat?” This is how I was greeted at the Plumtree Cafe. There were two women behind the counter: one was feverishly beating cake batter by hand, the other was running behind her with arms full of eggs and butter. Pictured left: the carrot cake that […]

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