Due to insistent public demand, I’m going to post about my travel romances, starting with this guy I met in Montañita. He cooks for me, gives me massages, teaches me how to surf, gives me the sweetest tall-guy-short-girl forehead kisses. He even surprises me with ice cream! But the biggest surprise he ever did was telling me that he was a felon in America. He’s been hiding for a year, doesn’t own facebook/gmail accounts, doesn’t even use mainstream websites like Googlemaps in fear that he might be tracked down. I don’t know where he is right now but more than his real location, I just want to know his real name.

Liking him wasn’t illegal right?

Due to insistent public demand, I’m going to post about my travel romances, starting with this guy I met in Montañita. He cooks for me, gives me massages, teaches me how to surf, gives me the sweetest tall-guy-short-girl forehead kisses. He even surprises me with ice cream! But the biggest surprise he ever did was telling me that he was a felon in America. He’s been hiding for a year, doesn’t own facebook/gmail accounts, doesn’t even use mainstream websites like Googlemaps in fear that he might be tracked down. I don’t know where he is right now but more than his real location, I just want to know his real name.

Liking him wasn’t illegal right?

16 Sep 2014 / 3 notes

Ecuador will always be a favorite, but as to why it is my favorite does not have anything to do with their beautiful mountains and beaches. Among the many bus rides I have taken during my south american adventure, one ecuadorian bus ride tops everything. I was so worried about this 8-hour trip I forgot to eat breakfast before taking it. Halfway through the trip I realized I hadn’t eaten anything and I got so hungry I wanted to eat the person next to me! You know that feeling when you wanna vomit but there’s nothing inside your stomach so you vomit air instead? THAT. So I was rushing to the back of the bus for the restroom not wanting to make any unwanted mess just in case it wasn’t just air I was letting go, but I was too weak I FAINTED HEAD FIRST. When I woke up, I was already seated next to a different person and surrounded by worried faces. The ecuadorians were handing me food, bread, candy—whatever they had with them! The bus driver even stopped over a small town so they could buy me water! I was trying to hold on to my bag, scared that I would lose it, but no one tried to touch them and no one tried to take advantage of me. I felt so much better an hour later, thanks to the locals who couldn’t even understand my broken Spanish.

People always say I have trust issues but in truth, a traveler never gets tired of trusting strangers. Ecuador made me realize that.

Ecuador will always be a favorite, but as to why it is my favorite does not have anything to do with their beautiful mountains and beaches. Among the many bus rides I have taken during my south american adventure, one ecuadorian bus ride tops everything. I was so worried about this 8-hour trip I forgot to eat breakfast before taking it. Halfway through the trip I realized I hadn’t eaten anything and I got so hungry I wanted to eat the person next to me! You know that feeling when you wanna vomit but there’s nothing inside your stomach so you vomit air instead? THAT. So I was rushing to the back of the bus for the restroom not wanting to make any unwanted mess just in case it wasn’t just air I was letting go, but I was too weak I FAINTED HEAD FIRST. When I woke up, I was already seated next to a different person and surrounded by worried faces. The ecuadorians were handing me food, bread, candy—whatever they had with them! The bus driver even stopped over a small town so they could buy me water! I was trying to hold on to my bag, scared that I would lose it, but no one tried to touch them and no one tried to take advantage of me. I felt so much better an hour later, thanks to the locals who couldn’t even understand my broken Spanish.

People always say I have trust issues but in truth, a traveler never gets tired of trusting strangers. Ecuador made me realize that.

14 Sep 2014 / 15 notes

mi--rae asked: i'm continually amazed by all the lovely photos you have taken of Seoul and beyond~! What makes you love travel, and how do you make it possible? keep up your wonderful work^^

I guess it’s the little discoveries that make me want to travel more. I’ve been to Korea four times but I’ve never been to these quaint parts of Seoul! And there’s only my job to blame for this. Hehe. Perks of working for a travel magazine!

5 Sep 2014 / 1 note

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

4 Sep 2014 / 11 notes

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Seoul, South Korea

4 Sep 2014 / 11 notes

Seoul, South Korea

4 Sep 2014 / 18 notes

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

3 Sep 2014 / 5 notes

Seoul, South Korea

3 Sep 2014 / 10 notes

Seoul, South Korea

3 Sep 2014 / 16 notes

Mille Crêpe Cafe
Seoul, South Korea

Mille Crêpe Cafe
Seoul, South Korea

3 Sep 2014 / 12 notes