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Hostel Diaries: People Stories 1

Hostel Diaries: People Stories 1

My work at a local backpacker’s hostel has allowed me to interact with individuals from all over the world. I would like to share some of what I’ve learned or experienced while talking to or dealing with them. This is PEOPLE STORIES: I. The Artist When we travel, we meet many people along the way. We forge a connection … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Location: Sri Lanka Year: 2014 **Edited for MatadorU Assignment I sit on a balcony in a hilltop guesthouse in Haputale, a town 4695 feet above sea level in the Uva Province of Sri Lanka. I look out over rolling green hills. It is mid-afternoon and I have arrived from Nuwara Eliya, the Little England of … Continue reading

Out of It

Out of It

“Writing is something that you don’t know how to do. You sit down and it’s something that happens, or it may not happen. ” – Charles Bukowski It never did, until today. As I type this, I am in a backpacker’s hostel in Metro Manila, not as a guest, but as an employee. On a regular day, I … Continue reading

Starstruck

Starstruck

It’s not just college girls carrying glossy heart banners or Katniss braid sporting 14 year olds holding blown-up photos of Josh Hutcherson showing off his Peeta muscles. When it comes to seeing Hollywood movie stars in the flesh, there is no such thing as age limit. Continue reading

Notes From the Road: Etobicoke

Notes From the Road: Etobicoke

I am writing from Etobicoke, a municipality of a few skyscrapers west of Downtown Toronto. I’ve been officially staying in Canada for over 2 months now, exploring most of Ontario’s suburban areas and the province of Quebec with the help of kind hearts whose names need not be mentioned. I’ve been couchsurfing without a permanent address. Sometimes, … Continue reading