Travelling alone can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. A rite-of-passage at any age, it’s a chance to explore the world on your own terms, without the need to pander to the wants of a travelling companion.
The proliferation of budget airlines offering cheap flights means circumnavigating the globe with a backpack is . . . → Read More: 7 Top Tips For the Solo Female Backpacker
It’s been way too long since I wrote a post on here…but never fear, you haven’t been far from my mind! In my “absence” I was working behind the scenes trying to get more exposure for this site, which got me more readers…and more spammers. I do apologize if random posts of mine . . . → Read More: The Backpacking Chica is BACK!
Last night I listened to an awesome techno version of one of my all-time favorite songs; the Amelie soundtrack…and I watched a very attractive transvestite dance along to it as well. Leaning against the bar, I was so happy to see a small, but enthusiastic crowd cheering and dancing along in this organized gay pride . . . → Read More: Gay in Africa: Where is the closet and who is in it?
I saw these shoes when I was shopping for Madagascar and fell in love. Maybe it’s the pattern.
I know, only a German could love them. Functional, semi-ugly, and they probably look better when paired with knee-high socks and lederhosen. Yet, I am wearing them in the Frankfurt Airport right now. Not much . . . → Read More: I am not ashamed.
I went shopping in Africa for a cocktail dress and shoes. Ten stores later I found them. The dress came easy, the shoes came hard. Apparently African women have tiny feet because a women’s size ten was nowhere to be found. One shopkeeper literally laughed at me – that’s OK though
The shoes I . . . → Read More: The shoes.
The last few days have been akin to a roller coaster ride. I recently had my first negative experience being a solo, female traveler…which has taken some getting used to and more than a few beers. Thanks to the wonderful friends I have here, I’ve been able to talk about the incident and feel much . . . → Read More: Reality: Life as a Woman.
Just a heads up about a new article I just wrote for the Naples Daily News. At the moment I am traveling around Africa and loving it!
Just got my hair braided yesterday…my friends here joke that I’m becoming a true African. It’s amazing to be here, relaxing in good company, learning the local language, . . . → Read More: A day in the life…
Just a quick note to let you all know that I’ve made it out of the rainforest (after two months of almost complete isolation…and only eighteen minutes of satellite phone communication with the outside world) and that I’m in healthy, happy, and thoroughly enjoying fresh vegetables for the first time in as long . . . → Read More: Left the Jungle!
This last summer, a small group of my friends (all girls, by the way) decided to climb up Mount Wittenburg in the New York Catskills. Preparing for our adventure the night before, the only Wittenburg veteran quickly assured us that it was a “fun walk”, “not very hard”, and rounded off the conversation by . . . → Read More: How four girls climbed a mountain and survived.
Just a little update: Tomorrow I’m leaving on the start of my 2 1/2 month volunteer position/expedition on Bioko Island. I’m very excited, nervous, and curious about the experiences I will be having there. I know that it will be an amazing opportunity – the people are wonderful, the staff has been so . . . → Read More: Tomorrow is the day it all begins.