Shopping for Vintage Clothing in Antigua, Guatemala

Back in the fall we were in Antigua, Guatemala for about ten weeks to study Spanish. Ten weeks is the longest that we have stayed in any one place for quite some time.  Granted, we did spend the first two weeks in a house with a friend and then we moved to our own apartment,… Continue reading Shopping for Vintage Clothing in Antigua, Guatemala

I Tried to Shop for Vintage Clothing in Tirana

Whenever I am going to a big city and we’re spending some time there, I try to see if there are any vintage clothing stores nearby that I can check out.  When we were getting ready to head to Albania I was pretty excited to find out that there was a vintage clothing store in… Continue reading I Tried to Shop for Vintage Clothing in Tirana

I Think I’m Over Long Term Travel and I’m Trying to Be OK with It

I have been feeling very travel weary lately.  More and more I spend time thinking about having an actual “home” again.  A “home” where I get to sleep in the same bed every night. A “home” where I actually have a closet so finishing laundry doesn’t involve just putting everything back in packing cubes.  A… Continue reading I Think I’m Over Long Term Travel and I’m Trying to Be OK with It

Shopping for Vintage Clothing in Cape Town

It has seriously been forever since I have even seen a vintage clothing store, so I was pleasantly surprised to find some vintage clothing stores in Cape Town, South Africa. Most of the vintage clothing stores I came across were on Long Street, a big tourist area in Cape Town.  A lot of businesses in… Continue reading Shopping for Vintage Clothing in Cape Town

Skin Whitening Products Are Common in Asia

I have been meaning to write a post on this for awhile and after reading about Nivea’s recent ad controversy I thought now was a good time. Since I have been in Asia I have noticed that a lot of Asians are really concerned about skin color, and for many of them, lighter seems to… Continue reading Skin Whitening Products Are Common in Asia