When people write about their experiences abroad, I think they generally shy away from sharing what’s difficult. I could too—I could easily write about my fabulous weekend at Cape Maclear swimming in Lake Malawi, or the great morning I had last week planting trees with Malawian youth. But it’s important to talk about what’s challenging … More Learning from Challenges
The minibus system: you’re never sure why things work the way they do, but the amazing thing is that they actually do work. … More Minibuses: The mayhem. The mystery. The marvel.
Anyone who knows me will tell you I like to plan ahead. I like knowing what to expect. I like making reservations. I like clear outlines and detailed itineraries. I make daily to-do lists and keep a colour-coded calendar. But this year, I think life is going to throw me all kinds of things I … More 2014: The Year Sasha Rolled With It
A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to receive a package in the mail from my favourite Texan, Kate, who I met while studying abroad in the Netherlands in 2012. It was the best kind of present: a book. In fact, a memoir about two girls from different countries who meet while travelling in Europe—The Good … More Why do we travel?