Hong Kong: The Cozy City

I hadn't been to Asia until 2014, when I went to Japan with my baby friend, Mark. Since then, I've visited Indonesia, traveled through several countries and spent a week in Hong Kong, where my final international stint of grad school landed me. (It's worth saying I'm hooked on Asia - I've already told my university I'm completing next summer quarter in HK, tacking on Singapore and, perhaps, Cambodia.)

Winding Down in Bondi

Several months ago I planned a solo vacation to Australia and Bali. This was BS - Before School. Before my life's steady rhythm would change significantly for the next 21 months. The timing would end up working out ideally, as I had no idea just how badly I needed to truly vacate and decompress until I arrived in Sydney, right eye twitching and shoulders weighing heavy.