Day 1: Naryn

I made it! I’m sitting in my dorm on the beautiful, brand-new Naryn campus of University of Central Asia.  After a long drive and a well-needed shower, we met the team and got to know the campus.  It’s been an incredibly long day and I’m excited to get a proper start tomorrow after a good sleep.

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Kyrgyzstan: Here we go

Today marks the start of a new adventure! I’m on my way to Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic for a month-long position with the University of Central Asia, where I’ll be working as an English-immersion counsellor at their summer upgrading camp. While I’ve been to East and South-East Asia, and other post-Soviet countries in Eurasia, this is my first time to Central Asia and the Steppes, and I’m so excited to be here!

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Isla Baru, Caribbean Coast, Colombia

Isla Baru is absolute paradise.  It’s one of those places I close my eyes and dream of on a rainy day.  Sure, it’s quite isolated and not easily accessible, but once you get there you have no desire to leave, so the lack of mobility isn’t an issue at all.  We spent two nights/three days there, and although part of me would like to stay forever, it was a perfect little escape.

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Colombia: An Overview

Ten days in Colombia was not enough! From Feb 17 to 27 I went to Colombia with my Dad, sister, and her boyfriend.  It was by no means a backpacker’s trip – We stayed at some beautiful places and ate some really amazing meals.   In the ten days we visited Cartagena, Baru, and Bogota, and there’s nowhere I don’t want to go back to!

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Food & Drinks of Iceland

Travel is all about food for me, and in four days in Iceland I managed to pack in lots of the essentials.  I skipped out on some of the more touristy must-tries like whale and fermented shark, and went instead for Reykjavik’s classics, including Icelandic hotdogs, chocolate covered liquorice, and world-famous cinnamon buns. Overall, Iceland is a tasty place.

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