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.
|April and May||England
Marbella and Granada
|August||Pakistan||Karachi, Lahore, and the Northern Areas|
|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,