The Motorcycle Diaries – Philippines – Day 2

Urh-urh-urh-urh-uuurrhh! Perhaps my best photo yet. Urh-urh-urh-urh-uuurrrhhh! Urh-urh-urh-urh-what the… A rooster. I was being woken up to the sound of a rooster. Urh-urh-urh-urh-uuuurrrrhhh! “Shut up!” I may be Midwestern, but I’m not a farm girl. My alarm clock sounds like a punk rock guitar riff. It doesn’t sound like a bloody rooster. But, if it’s…

The Hunger Games – Philippines – Day 1

¬†For many expats in China, Chinese New Year break is a really good excuse to get out of cold Shanghai in the expectation of reaching a warmer clime. I am no exception; back in December, right before Christmas break (literally, the day I was leaving for Chicago), I booked a trip to the Philippines with…