5 Things I Love about New York City

I’ve lived in New York City for about two decades. Since I’ve traveled around the world, I’ve seen many amazing cities. NYC is one of the most unique cities I’ve ever seen. There are many things I love about the city. Below I’ve listed five of them: Continue reading “5 Things I Love about New York City”

I Love Being Guyanese!

For anyone who doesn’t know, I am a Guyanese-American. I grew up eating all of the treats mentioned below and thought this bingo game would be a fun way to see what other people have tried. I’ve personally covered everything on the board. But I wonder about everyone else.

If you’re Guyanese, visiting the country, or just enjoy the cuisine, see how many ways you can get bingo. If you’re just curious about our food and culture, this bingo board is an excellent place to start. Some foods overlap with other Caribbean countries, namely Trinidad. But, there are also some unique things that only Guyana has to offer. Comment below about your favs. And make sure to tag me when you get bingo.

Also, today, February 23rd is Mashramani. For those who don’t know. It’s our annual festival, celebrating Guyana becoming a Republic in 1970. Happy Mash GT!

Guyanese Snack Bingo
Guyanese Snack Bingo

Does Anyone Actually Like Visiting Museums When They Travel?

I can’t think of a trip I’ve been on that didn’t include visiting a museum. Time and time again, I’ve paid for this cultural experience. As I started thinking forward to future 2020 travel, one of the things I had to back reflect on was whether or not I actually liked museums and why I keep visiting them when I travel.

I’ve had a variety of travel experiences. Over the years, I’ve either visited museums as part of a tour group or on my own. Since my earliest travels were study abroad trips, the museum tours were mandatory and factored into my final grade. But I graduated several years ago, yet still, I continue visiting museums. Is this out of habit or genuine interest? And should I keep them on the itinerary for future trips?Continue reading “Does Anyone Actually Like Visiting Museums When They Travel?”

Where to Find the Best Curry Dishes?

For February, I’m doing some introspection and reflecting on the things I love. Two of the areas I’m reflecting on are my love of food and travel. In honor of Valentine’s Day, this month I’ll have a few extra blog posts, thinking about past trips and dishes. But also, thinking forward to new foods and trips I would love to experience someday.

One of the things I’ve been thinking about for some time is trying different curry dishes when I travel.Continue reading “Where to Find the Best Curry Dishes?”

TEAtime: 24 Hours in Liverpool

This post is about a short trip I took to Liverpool while I was in England last year. I left for Liverpool on Saturday, June 29th, and returned to London on Monday, July 1st. Since Saturday afternoon and Monday morning were travel days, I really only spent Sunday exploring Liverpool. Hence the title – 24 hours in Liverpool.  If you plan an actual day trip up to Liverpool from London, you’d likely end up having a similar amount of time to what I did on Sunday.

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Travel Basics 100: Get Your Airport Right

I started this blog to inform people about those seemingly “minor” details of traveling that can significantly affect a trip. Most extensively, I’ve talked about visas. In this post, I will talk about the importance of knowing your arrival and departure airports.

Many search engines and travel sites will give you the option to search for airports in an entire city area or search for “all airports”. With these search results, you can’t really get a sense of the distance between airports and your intended destination. More importantly, you can’t tell how far away from the actual city these airports are!Continue reading “Travel Basics 100: Get Your Airport Right”

2019 Year End Reflection

I’ve been away from my blog for several months. What have I been doing, you ask? Reading two hundred and forty-four (yes 244) books and articles for my qualifying exams for my Ph.D. Occasionally, when I wasn’t reading for my exams or teaching – or prepping for teaching – I would think about why I liked the things that I did. Why did I love traveling? What were the things I found fun in life? When was I ever going to bake again? How did I want to spend my time with friends and family… when I saw them again, IRL? Since passing my exams (on December 4th), I have returned to these thoughts and listed some of them here in my 2019 concluding blog post.Continue reading “2019 Year End Reflection”

Biggest Regrets from my Recent Work Trip to London

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”
―John Wooden

I travel a lot and I know how to navigate my life in new places so that I have the best trips possible. That said, on my 3-week work trip to London I found out I still have a lot to learn about traveling. My regrets from my recent trip to London have taught me important lessons that will shape my travels going forward, and hopefully, you can learn a few things too.

Regrets: Continue reading “Biggest Regrets from my Recent Work Trip to London”

Travel Basics 100: What’s in my Travel First Aid Kit?

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”
— African Proverb

Sometimes when I travel, I get sick or get an upset stomach. Over the years this has taught me to anticipate those unforeseen circumstances. So, I always keep a little travel first aid kit with me that contains all the medications I may need.  

20190804_113916From left to right: anti-diarrhea pills, cold medicine, allergy pills, gas relief pills, pain relievers, bandages.

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