Hello. My name is Melanie. I grew up in a tiny town in the soggy Pacific Northwest. Not gonna lie. It is probably the most beautiful place in the world… and I have spent most of my young adult life trying to escape it.
I went to university in Seattle. And in addition to receiving an expensive education, I developed a serious coffee habit. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it an addiction. But I once googled how many triple shot lattes it would take to kill me (40 in 24 hours in case your interested). Seriously.
I am not one of those Canadian-flag-patch-sewing, carry-on-baggage-only, too-cool-for-Lonely-Planet, so-far-off-the-beaten-track, types. Honestly, the best packing decision I ever made was choosing to carry a dual voltage hairdryer on a three month backpacking trip through a dozen European countries. At least until it nearly burnt down a century old convent in the center of Paris… whoops.
I sneeze in even numbers… just seemed like something you should know.
In a flurry of post-college, fear of the “real world” angst I joined the United States Peace Corps. Probably the coolest thing I’ve ever done. Can’t guarantee this pattern of coolness will continue.
Then, in a flurry of post-Peace Corps, fear of America angst I decided to move to Seoul to teach English. Probably the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever done. I can definitely guarantee this pattern of ridiculousness will continue.
This blog started as a way to share my Peace Corps experience with my friends and family back home. Over the years, I have continued to write about my adventures around the world—-oh who am I kidding… I mostly write about the benign voices in my head and my proclivity for booze-fueled shenanigans.
Anyways, on the bad days, I throw up a couple of photos and splice together some boring, incoherent sentences and call it good enough. But on the good days I can be pretty witty and entertaining. So stick around and enjoy my (mis)adventures. And I would love to hear from you.
Oh and I’ve been interviewed by some really awesome travel bloggers, if I haven’t provided enough material for your stalker-like tendencies then check these out:
Jetsetter interview with The Lazy Travelers
A Day in the Life: Peace Corps Volunteer with Caroline in the City