The Mishaps

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That Time a Bug Crawled Inside of My Ear in Laos

The bug nestled inside of my ear like a dog twirling in circles to find its ideal comfort position. Bzzz, bzzz, bzzz, it said like a cooing baby, completely lacking all respect. F*cker, I’m trying to sleep. I woke up at 4 in the morning and knew the bug found its new apartment before I […]

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Getting my iPhone & Hula Hoop Stolen on the Same Day

Getting my iPhone & Hula Hoop Stolen on the Same Day

I wrapped the blanket around my hula hoop like a tortilla around the fillings of a burrito: out of sight, out of mind. Hiding the hoop, hiding the calories. I hesitated at the door before I shrugged and walked down the hallway decorated with pink plush pillows and black walls. No one is going to […]

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Lice in Cambodia

I had been lost in the dream world of air conditioning and Chipotle when, suddenly, I was rudely awakened from my own arm and hand. It seemed like they had become allies throughout the night and were at war with my scalp.  My nails were digging into my scalp as if programmed to scratch it raw […]

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Crashing my Motorbike into a Fence

I opened my eyes slowly, knowing that whatever had just happened wasn’t good. I gripped the handlebars of the motorbike until my knuckles looked like they were painted white, and hoped that if I denied what had happened long enough, it would eventually disappear. I started to get a migraine from squeezing my eyes shut so […]

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Meditating in Bangkok

I could feel the monk’s eyes on me as I stumbled into the room with my camera bag and my day backpack. My purple hoop was sticking out of my bag, making it look like I was some wanna-be ninja warrior. I prayed that he wasn’t silently cursing me for being late to his meditation […]

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The Rusty Diver

Coming back to the “arctic tundra” of New York was quite difficult, especially after spending a few days in the sun, getting my month’s worth of Vitamin D. I had the chance to go scuba diving while I was in Aruba with Red Sail Sports, for about $84. I haven’t been diving since my certification […]

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The Cheap-o Bike Stealer

Finally done with classes for the week, it’s time to explore Copenhagen, I thought to myself as I walked outside. My hands immediately froze from the cold. I quickly took my glove off and dug my hand inside of my jacket, looking for my bike key. Rust was working its magic on the lock, making […]

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When Statues Come to Life

The snow fell softly, as if it were too afraid of breaking the fallen snow beneath it. I sat in this winter wonderland, with no one in sight. I was in the Botanical Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, admiring the beauty of the Copenhagen winter (while trying not to freeze). The greenhouse in the garden dates […]

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The Actual Commute From Hell

I am no stranger to long, torturous commutes- I live next to NYC. So when I had four hours to kill commuting to Gatwick Airport in London, which was only an hour away, I was excited. It was going to be easy. Wrong. It was not fun, or easy, or exciting… I was staying with […]

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The Rise of the Planet of the Monkeys

What the hell? I said out loud, or to the primates, or was it primeape? Who knew, but they were running around the cabin, throwing eggs, peeling bananas, and smashing pots and pans together like they were DJs at a rave (isn’t that what most people think “rave music” sounds like?). I was on my International Student […]

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