Friday, May 24, 2013

Back in Action

Since I haven't been here much at all, check out some of my posts on the A&M Meetings and Incentives blog!

Also, it's summer! I finally have free time after a hectic school year, so I'll be back very soon with lots of updates!

For now, some current things...

You guessed it, my oatmeal.

Philly's adventures. PS, I'll be in PA all summer!

Rittenhouse Square

Feasting on Hip City Veg

Capogiro. All I'm saying it go...

In the home stretch of being temporarily kitchen-less.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Seeing as I've been M.I.A for the past few months, it's probably apparent that I came to realize how difficult it is to keep up with blogging and school and all the work/meetings that come along with it at the same time.

I'm on spring break, so I have a bit more free time right now. Since I was away in Egypt over fall break (more on that eventually, I promise), and in Nicaragua for the majority of my winter break (more on that to come, too), I haven't had much down time to check in.

It's also been a very weird semester, to say the least. I'm not exactly supposed to be here, in the US. I was originally going to be studying abroad this spring but had a super unexpected and last minute change of plans. I guess I still feel as though I'm trying to get back into the swing of classes and whatnot, but I'm past midterms so I'm not so sure how that makes sense...

Anyway, here's a handful of my recent inspiration and favorites.

The Shiny Squirrel

Be back soon, hopefully!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Luxor to Cairo: Sleeper Train Round 2

Hi! Today we went to Karnak and Luxor Temples. They were both incredible sights - it's amazing how much has been preserved over the past 4000 years.

Afterwards, we headed to a silver shop before lunch, and then to the chaotic market for some shopping.

At 3:30, we embarked on a private felucca ride on the Nile. We had drinks and shared hookah with one of the boat attendants. The weather was perfect, as was the wind for the sails.

We're headed back to Cairo tonight on the sleeper train. We had a blast last time in the club car before passing out in our luxurious 6x6 foot rooms...

I can't believe tomorrow is my last day in Egypt! Traveling always seems to fly by.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

American University in Cairo!

We spent the day at the American University in Cairo! It was awesome having the opportunity to talk to students and professors, and we even got to sit in on a class. The campus was beautiful, filled with tons of great facilities and resources.

Unfortunately, we sat through two and a half hours of traffic on the way back to out hotel. Once we finally arrived, we made a quick run to a Procam and Drinkies store before heading to a delicious cafe and restaurant for some drinks and a late dinner.

As I jot this all down we're sitting on the boys' outdoor patio with a new friend that we met at ACU. Which is why I'm cutting this short. Need to stop being antisocial...

Saturday, October 13, 2012


A quick iPhone update from Cairo!

We had an amazing day visiting the pyramids and tombs in Giza, Memphis, and Saqqara, and even stopped by the famous sphinx. Both are such incredible sights that cannot be reduced merely to words. The group had the opportunity to ride camels adorned in authentic Egyptian tapestries and cloths, as well as experience a demo on papyrus and the beautiful artwork that it gives way to.

I also can't forget to mention the amazing meals today, particularly the appetizers that we've been indulging in - including Egyptian delicacies such as hummus, baba ganoush, and a variety of delicious vegetables and cheeses.

We aslo spent our latter half of the evening at a bar called After Eight (episode-we-lost-count-of Mary and Marwan take to the bars), which actually happens to be the oldest bar in Egypt!

Tis' all for now. Night from Cairo!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Why Not Go to Egypt?

Seven students. One professor. An incredible opportunity to travel to northern Africa.

We're sitting in Frankfurt airport awaiting our connecting flight to a warm Cairo. A little loopy from no sleep, yet somehow feeding off our excitement to finally arrive.

Thus far the sitcom of Mary, one of my best friends and roommate from school that's also onboard this adventure, and Marwan, the professor that I also traveled to Tunisia with, has begun. Episode one: Sleeper train arrangements, government questioning (it happens?), "Where's Brian?". Elaboration to follow...

I'll post updates as much as possible!