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  • Wagon | Fort Kochi, India

    First Impressions of Kerala, India

    I’ve always wanted to travel to India, but I’ve been a little fearful of its intensity. I’ve had a love affair with Indian fabrics and the bright vivid colors, but inside I’ve…

  • Sri Lanka

    First Impressions of Sri Lanka

    The heat is what I remember most about arriving in Sri Lanka. Once the doors slid open at the international airport just outside Colombo, the heat and humidity slammed into me like…

  • Medina alleyway | Marrakech, Morocco

    First Impressions of Morocco

    My first step off the number 19 bus at Place de Foucauld in Marrakech was into unknown chaos. With my backpack on my back, I felt weighed down amongst the the crowds…

  • quiet street | San Juan del Sur | Nicaragua

    First Impressions of Nicaragua

    As we locked the door to our guesthouse tightly behind us and headed off into Nicaragua for the first time, I had a good feeling. I felt that this Central American country,…

  • Turkish pride, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

    First Impressions of Turkey

    After all these years of traveling, there is still nothing that can compare with the feeling of experiencing a country for the first time. The initial footsteps outside the doors of the…