The Best and Worst of Travel in 2018

With a full-time job in the first chunk of the year and grad school for the last bit of it, traveling in 2018 seemed grim. But the universe is a magical system and somehow always finds a way to align you with your goals if want them bad enough. This year I managed to take 7 trips between 6 countries (3 new ones!) in over 15 cities.

Month Country City
January Canada Montreal
February Canada Quebec City
April and May England





Marbella and Granada

July Canada Montreal
August Pakistan Karachi, Lahore, and the Northern Areas
September Canada London, On.
October USA NYC
December Canada Calgary and Banff

Heres a rundown of 2018’s best and worst:

Best: Unknowingly wearing matching #ootds with bae on NYE 2018 in Montreal

Worst: Losing my iPhone 7 at the NYE party and thinking my friend Fakiha was dead


Best: Meeting some lovely high school students while managing my first travel tour to Quebec City

Worst: Having a drunk 16-year-old throw up on me


Best: Reuniting with my friend Maria from Cario in London, UK

Worst: Getting pick-pocketed in Paris


Best: Eating squid ink infused paella in Granada

Worst: Realizing I forgot all my Spanish when the bus from Marbella to Granada dropped me in the middle of nowhere and I didn’t know how to ask for help


Best: Having my friend Suleman show us around the Walled City of Lahore

Worst: Using the hole-in-the-ground toilets in the mountains of Northern Pakistan and loosing my favourite sunnies in them!


Best: Moving out for grad school to London, ON and getting through the first semester without malnutrition

Worst: Eating pasta and hot sauce for dinner 3/7 nights a week


Best: Riding our bikes from Manhattan to Brooklyn to Jackson Heights in one go

Worst: The vaginal pain that lasted a week because we rode our bikes from Manhattan to Brooklyn to Jackson Heights in one go


Best: Exploring the Canadian Rockies with other fellow hitch-hikers

Worst: The feeling when you step outside and cringe at yourself for not wearing 3 extra layers of socks


Heres to more stories to come in 2019!
Happy New Year,

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