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Gringa Diaries

hotels, school, pirate books.


Cheers to the freakin’ weekend. I’m writing this from a hotel staycation. I felt like celebrating, and I REALLY wanted a bubble bath, so here I am, with a sweet view, a wasted king-sized bed to myself as my body... Continue Reading →

Travel in the Time of Corona


After one month in California, coming to you live from my studio on HK Island, I present Day 5 of Quarantine! I am also celebrating the three year anniversary of me moving to Hong Kong! my new hardware! It was... Continue Reading →

100 days (that felt like years) in Quarantude


100 days! Wow! I celebrated by having three major panic attacks in three different places, just to mix it up. One at work, one at the park, and one at home. Don't worry - I have since thrown some tortillas... Continue Reading →

15 Ways to Survive the Holidays when You are Single – an update


me doing the most me in HK There are seasons where I am happy beyond reason to be living and traveling through this life solo; making all my own plans and decisions, spending money on frivolous things with no one... Continue Reading →

Cambodia


I’ve been wanting to get to Angkor Wat for a long time, but never thought I’d make it until I surprised even myself by moving to Asia. Now many of the coolest things in the world are just a stone’s... Continue Reading →

Jimjilbangs, Dog and Cat Cafes, Cute Things in Korea


My homie Laura moved to South Korea over ten years ago to teach English, and once every few years, when I was depressed about whatever I was doing and where I was working, I would send her a Facebook message... Continue Reading →

700 days in HK


totally mesmerized by this sunrise as we landed in SFO To celebrate my 700th day of living in Hong Kong, I left! I hadn't been home to California since last summer and I felt it in my bones. The last... Continue Reading →

South Korea: the DMZ, BBQs, and Karaoke


Amie looking to North Korea Different from my normal backpacking adventures, there are elements of a trip to South Korea that you have to plan in advance for. For example, walking routes and other directions aren’t available on Google Maps,... Continue Reading →

(insert clever Seoul-pun here)


One of the best parts of being a teacher is the vacation time. Which we need, because the job is crazy. And one of the best parts about being an international teacher is that I am constantly meeting cool people... Continue Reading →

25 more glasses of lemonade to fight for


       I pulled a shard of glass out of my hair at the dinner table tonight. Running my hands through my hair, I thought I had found an odd patch of dandruff, but came away with a rather... Continue Reading →

R2HK: When life hands you lemons . . .


I used to laugh at people who had five year, ten year, more-than-that year plans. "I don't remember what I thought I was going to do this time today, why would I have a plan for the next few years?"... Continue Reading →

r2hk: rio roomie reunion (wrapping up the first year in HK with a bang)


Not a day goes by where I don’t wonder at where I live. Out my window, I see apartment buildings higher than anything I’ve been in in California, and the earthquake-ometer all Bay Area natives have installed at birth goes... Continue Reading →

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