10 hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Arrival My flight back to the U.S left from Bangkok so I when I left Bali, that’s where I was headed. When I decided to book my flight for Bali, I knew I wanted a flight with a long layover in a country that I hadn’t visited yet. My options were either Singapore or Malaysia,…

Bali, Indonesia

After my short trip to Thailand, I went to Bali for three days. In hindsight, three days was not enough time but I was so excited that I was finally going to Bali that I would have been happy if I was going for 5 minutes. My trip to Bali started off in the most…

72 Hours in Bangkok

I only spent about 3 days in Bangkok before heading off to Bali. I spent way too much time shopping because the malls in Bangkok are insane. An extra day would have been ideal to do more sightseeing but overall I still had a great time in Bangkok. Sights Wat Pho It is also known…

What to do in Kathmandu

Late January 2014, I had the opportunity to visit Nepal as a part of my job.I wasn’t originally supposed to go because someone with more seniority had initially been selected. However, he decided not to go and I was next in line. I had only about 3 weeks from when I was told that I…

Turkey

February 2013, my sister Camile and her husband, Kwabena met me in Turkey. Turkey is a 1.5 hour flight from Georgia. I had been wanting to go to Turkey for a while because it had been recommended by several people. Because Georgia is so close to Turkey, most Peace Corps volunteers go there for vacation….

Being Black in Georgia (the country)

One of the biggest reasons why it was so difficult living in Georgia is because of the fact that it was impossible for me to blend in. Even if I spoke Georgian perfectly, there was never going to be a day when people wouldn’t notice that I was different. That was one of the differences…

Teaching 101

I was a Secondary/Primary English teacher volunteer. I taught 3rd grade up to 11th grade. My first year I had three counterparts that I co-taught English with. Georgian schools are very different from American schools. Like any school system, there are pros and cons. Pros  However, one of the things that I really liked about…

Hostels I’ve stayed in!

This is a list of hostels I’ve stayed at in no particular other along with a brief review of each one. Websites such as hostelworld.com, hostels.com, and hihostels.com are great resources to book your next stay at a hostel. If you’ve never stayed at a hostel, I thoroughly recommend you to give it a try….

Hostel vs. Hotel

 What’s the difference between a hostel and a  hotel? This is a question that I seem to be asked a lot. I also attribute this question to the fact that hostels aren’t nearly as popular in the United States as they are in other parts of the world. I also think due to the movie…

Training, Training and more Training

 Pre-Service Training When I along with 5 other volunteers (hereby referred to as my cluster, arrived in Kvishkheti, I was greeted by my host mother Marina and her daughter Lela. My host family also consisted of my host father Junberi. There were also two sons but they didn’t live at home, Shalva and Andrew. For…