Way back in January I went to India for the very first time, to speak at WordCamps Pune and Udaipur. I left California in the cold and rain and fully expected a hot and humid arrival at Mumbai. Instead, I barely survived with t-shirts, long pants, and a Northface jacket.
Notable places: Brooklyn Roasting Company, Brooklyn Bridge, Prince St. Pizza, Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, Biergarten
Favorite coffeeshop: The Brooklyn Roasting Company
We had visited another, more exclusive looking coffeeshop called La Colombe, but BRC stole my heart. I didn’t want to visit the same place twice, but this cafe was a happy exception. Not only was it large and, to my unpracticed eyes, well designed, it also had the most friendly baristas that I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Every one of them was extremely personable, and even gifted my friend a free drink for her birthday.
This was my first trip to New York. All I knew about New York was what I had seen from TV shows and movies, so my assumptions were that everyone was just the average, relatable working class Joe looking to get laid on a regular basis, and it is the prime place for aliens to start invading.
I flew down to LA on Saturday, May 5th, to see my friends perform at the KTMF. I am usually not one to splurge on a flight just to see friends in LA, that’s what Facebook stalking is for, but this was a special case since they were flying all the way over from Korea and I’m pretty sure it would never happen again.
So I always meant to create a travel blog that detailed my 50+ day journey through parts of Europe. This is my Oscars acceptance speech of thanking all the blogs that helped me throughout my trip and I truly couldn’t have done it without them. They gave me the information and support I needed to get from place to place.
My family and I are on vacation in Bali, and our second stop after a few nights in Seminyak was Nusa Dua. It’s got that gated community resort feel that makes a person feel like she’s finally reached that level of success to the point where she is willing to buy things at original price. Oh look, they insist on carrying your bags for you!