Month: May 2017

After a whirlwind 18 days in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, I went from 60 to 0, hanging out in LA with my grandpa (Kung Kung in Cantonese, KK for short).  After three days of resting, (over)eating homemade Chinese food, yoga, afternoon walks, writing, and impressing KK at Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, I was starting to get […]
After I verbally diarrhea-ed up my latest existential crisis to Rob, my unwitting seat mate on the chicken bus to Granada, he shared a very astute observation between his hacking coughs: “Life comes in 3-year cycles.”  Damn, Rob, yes, it does! And is that contagious? As I approach the 3-year mark from the involuntary start of my noplanplan, I am definitely […]
After five days in Granada, I headed to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica to join Lauryn and her six Minnesota friends on the tail-end of an epic girls’ trip with booze, beach, spontaneous booty dancing, inside jokes/hashtags #ope #cashmeoutsidehowboutdat #secondchakra #whitelobster #snorkelingforthefirsttime, and skinny dipping in the rain (finally! after failed attempts in Little Corn).  Skinny dipping is def […]
Lauryn headed on to Costa Rica and I had a week or so with a true noplanplan.  So, I headed back up to Granada on an adventurous, quintessentially Central American ride in a chicken bus. I sweated in the sun for an hour, waiting for the old school bus to leave.  Happy to have a seat even […]
A monster travel day with a ferry, taxi, two plane flights, another taxi, another ferry, and one pick-up truck taxi to our final destination on the beautiful Island of Ometepe. After the idyllic Caribbean life, we headed into the laidback volcanic life of Ometepe, located in the middle of an enormous lake. Lauryn and I spent the next […]
After what was more like a long nap in a legitly sketchy neighborhood in Managua, Lauryn and I arrived at the airport unnecessarily early for our 6:30am flight on Nicaragua’s only domestic airline as we headed to Little Corn Island.  It was a trek to get to the Caribbean island (ironically, we stay a few […]
Children change so much in 6 months!  To be fair, half a year is a large chunk of their lives, but it was amazing to see how quickly my nephews had changed since I last saw them in November.  Brayden turned 6, and Derek is well on his way to 4.  Since then, they got […]

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