• Wanderlust

    “The peculiar German word, wanderlust, has no literal translation into English. It’s often defined as a profound desire, a lust, for travel. Real travelers, those who yearn to go, know that any travel is as spatial as it is metaphysical: every journey is also an inner movement. If one has wanderlust, spiritually, then a journey can happen without necessarily involving any change in geography. Such a practice includes all the characters we meet and the experiences we collect along the way. It even implies a phenomenon in which it’s possible for one to become the place visited.” From an article on Faena Aleph. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the…

  • Spirit Animals, in Every Sense

    Note: This is from a series of journal entries written in March/April of this year when my sweetie and I travelled through Asia. This one is from Siem Reap, Cambodia.  So let’s talk about this turtle. We arrived in Siem Reap around 8am on an open tarmac and a small, efficient, adorable airport. Right off the bat, it was a unique and utterly Cambodian experience. From the debarring experience to the architecture to the flora, it got my attention and made me realize we were in a place I’d only ever read about and often. After a lengthy visa process, also new to me, we boarded a set of tuk…