magnet for the unusual

a record of the unusual/interesting/amusing things I've encountered on my travels

I travel because.

I travel because I’m lost. As clichéd as it sounds, I travel because I need to find myself. And when I travel, I still get lost. I get scared when … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 3: The great night that was worth the difficult hike (Part 2)

While I don’t think I actually have many readers who’d care, I’d still like to apologize (to myself as well) for not having updated this blog as regularly as I … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day 3: Just a really great day (Part 1)

I feel really bad that I haven’t updated this blog in a while, and I have no excuses other than I’ve been trying to catch up on schoolwork and also … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Knowing when to do without: the challenges of packing

I should really be reading up on capitalism for a class, but I felt like musing on the subject of packing for a trip and sharing my experiences. Last night, … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

How traveling saved my life

Before I continue with stories about my travels, I just wanted to post some insights I’ve only recently realized in the course of my writing as well as some updates … Continue reading

June 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day 2: This is where the work begins

It was the first of the 2-day pre-program for the conference, which was a day long workshop held at a convention hall sponsored by one of the world’s biggest consultancy … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day 1: Happy hour(s) at Marktplatz (Part 2 of 2)

After the tour, many of us headed out to have some drinks before the informal dinner at a restaurant down at Marktplatz (market square).  The locale we went to was … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 1 Comment