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Currently saving up money for a half year trip around the world!
I graduated from the University of Guelph in Guelph, ON, Canada in 2009 with my BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice. The travel bug bit me in high school, after I went on a class trip to Europe. After that trip I vowed to go back without the teachers and chaperones so that I could do things the way I wanted to do them. After my first year of university I backpacked with some friends through Europe, and I was officially hooked. During university, I made it a point to travel once a year, and in early 2010 I moved to South Korea to teach English as a second language with the goals of experiencing life in another country and saving money to finance a trip around the world.
I'm part way through the first goal and well on my way to achieving the second! Along the way I've met a ton of really interesting people, and have learned a lot about myself.
This may sound cliche, but its a big world and we only have one live to live. I don't understand people who never bother to explore what's outside the walls of their hometown. It is only through seeing the world, meeting new people, experiencing art and culture, and visiting places you never even knew existed that we can really grow as individuals.
So what are you waiting for?
Onward and upward!
travelling, music, movies, photography, meeting new people, experiencing
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: I love the Dark Tower books by Stephen King, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, The Beach by Alex Garland, and anything by Douglas Coupland!
Movies: Anything with Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Zooey Deschanel, or Matt Damon
Music: Our Lady Peace, Matthew Good, The Beatles, Hard-Fi, The Kooks, Dan Mangan
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've seen shooting stars in Northern Ontario, rode ostriches in South Korea, ate the best pad thai in Thailand, walked through the red light district in Amsterdam, lounged on the beaches of Cuba and the Dominican Republic, explored the alps in Switzerland, drank absinthe in the Czech Republic, and seen the Mona Lisa in Paris!
Countries I’ve Visited
Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, South Korea