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Venturing around Vietnam – part 1

Hello friends and family! Greetings from Vietnam, where I’m spending three weeks before returning to real life (i.e. a job). Since my boyfriend is living in New Zealand now, we decided to meet “halfway” in Hanoi, which we determined was equally inconvenient for both of us. After two whole days of snowstorms, flight delays, missed…

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A Softer Side of Florida Man

Hello friends and family! Since my last post, I’ve been bouncing around Florida in the hopes of experiencing as much as possible before I have to head north for Christmas. I went to the Everglades and saw huge alligators sunning themselves in drainage ditches, and then drove through the Florida Keys until I reached the…

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The Shadow of the Sunshine State

Hello friends and family! I went swimming in a freshwater spring recently, so remote it was accessed by miles of dirt roads through a longleaf pine forest, followed by a half-mile hike into a swamp. It’s about 30 degrees here in Florida, with the sort of humidity that curls my hair and leaves a permanent…

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Locals and Outsiders in the Outer Banks

Hello friends and family! Driving across North Carolina from Appalachia in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east is like travelling in a wormhole backwards through time. The further east you go, the further south you get. People have stronger accents and drink weaker beer. Men smoke inside their cars, the windows rolled…

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