Hawaii, as a place of diverse cultures and languages, has developed its own dialect, known as “pidgin”. Before I left Hawaii to go to school on the “mainland” (also known as the continental U.S.), I didn’t realize how often pidgin made its way into our everyday forms of speech. So to help you out, here is a list of 24 local pidgin words you need to know when visiting Hawaii.
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At first, I was a little hesitant to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada. I mean, it had a hefty price-tag of $42 for an adult ticket – albeit $42 Canadian dollars so at least the conversion rate was a bit in my favor. But still, that was a lot of money to walk across a bridge, right? But with some prodding from other friends, we decided to do it, and I’m so glad we did. So is the Capilano Suspension Bridge worth a visit? The answer is a resounding yes, and here are eight reasons why. Continue reading “Is the Capilano Suspension Bridge Worth a Visit?”
This past week, I, along with a couple of friends, went up to Vancouver, Canada, and it was absolutely amazing! I hadn’t heard a lot about Vancouver before going – like what is there to see? What is there to do? But after spending a week discovering the city, we found four ways that Vancouver is underrated.
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Over the past several months, there has been a poke (pronounced poh-kay) craze sweeping across the country. Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish, typically made with ahi (not “ahi tuna”, friends – that just means “tuna tuna”), soy sauce (locals call it “shoyu”), seaweed, and other seasonings. So odds are, if you haven’t had poke in Hawaii, you’ve had some weird version of poke with avocado or hot Cheeto crumbs (yes, I’ve seen poke with both of these). To help you out in your search for some authentic poke, here are four places to get the best poke on Oahu, Hawaii. Continue reading “Four Places to Get the Best Poke on Oahu, Hawaii”
As most people know, California was in a severe drought from 2013-2017. Even now, when the state is supposedly no longer extremely deprived of water, it is quite difficult to find water-based natural landmarks, like rivers, creeks, and waterfalls, that actually have a decent amount of water flowing through them. I actually hiked a different waterfall a few weeks ago, and it only had a trickle of water. But I was determined to find a nearby waterfall hike to satisfy by obsession (as seen by this post and this one and this one). So when I found a SoCal waterfall with water, I was hyped.
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I’ve realized that I’ve made quite a few references to my experience of walking across a country on this blog (like here and here), but I’ve never told the story. So today’s the day it’s going today happen. Today’s the day I’m going to tell my story of walking across the country of Liechtenstein.
It was April 2017. The snow in central Europe was pretty much fully-melted. We were officially into spring – so it was time. It was time to frolic across the country of Liechtenstein.
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I’ve kind of shied away from talking about my Egyptian background on this blog for some reason. I’ve made small references to it every now and then (like here and here), but I’ve never made a post explicitly about Egyptian culture – until now. So, without further ado, here are 13 Egyptian foods you need to try.
This weekend, a few friends and I flew off to Seattle, Washington to make use of the long weekend. I have to say, we had quite the adventure. So to go beyond the typical Pike Place Market and Seattle Space Needle, here are some of my favorite things to do in Seattle.
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Instagram is a great source to get some travel inspiration. As I mentioned in a previous post, it’s a great way to find things to do, both at home and abroad. There are so many adventurers out there, taking pictures of amazing places all around the world. Unsurprisingly, I have started to create a list of these locations. So, without further ado, here are five places that Instagram added to my bucket list. Continue reading “Five Places that Instagram Added to My Bucket List”
For much of the Western world, Christmas is on December 25th. That is the day everyone tears open Christmas presents, devours delicious meals, and celebrates Jesus’ birth. However, December 25th is not the only Christmas celebrated around the world. As a matter of fact, for many around the world, Christmas is on January 7th.
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