Europe

  • Saving Black Boys, Fixing White Girls, Partying, and King’s Day

    I’m sitting in the hostel lobby, knowing if I had a bigger, thicker coat, I’d hit the streets and walk until a stranger gave me a ride back. But it’s fucking cold, and I’ve had too much food over the last few days, and too many milk products today...
  • Down To The Minute & Other Things

    5 grown people. 1 alarm no one heard. And a bus that would undoubtedly pull out of Victoria Coach Station at 10:30am on-the-dot. Some crazy dream about a car and a sex-crazed woman cracked my eyes open at 9:55, and after staring at my phone for 3 minutes trying...
  • Oslo, Norway?! No Way!

    A bad play on words, I’m aware. But wow! No way this city is this amazing. Where is the ugliness? The parts that remind me of summers in Detroit (not on my grandma’s street, but those streets me and my cousins would bike just to feel good about out...
  • Still Gonna Go.

    Sunday November 2, I got no sleep, ran to Victoria Station at 3am to hop a bus to London Stansted to catch a flight to Marrakech. The only problem is the bus driver never showed up, so every bus after was overpacked. I was 5 minutes late to the...
  • Things To Remember When Traveling

    Things To Remember: 1. Someone in McDonalds will speak English 2. Pret A Manger, Starbucks, McDonalds have free wifi 3. Most major airports are open 24 hours if you are in desperate need of a place to sleep 4. Ignorance exists EVERYWHERE, no matter how beautiful the country 5....
  • My Fear & The Hostel Girl

    I was standing in the hostel hallway in Elephant and Castle and a south Englander asked “Where are you from?” I told her New York, because Virginia isn’t as fancy or exciting, and eyes light up when they hear New York. She blurts out “All you fucking Americans in...
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  • I Smelled All-A-Be-Damned

    10.3.13 – 3:00AM For the last four hours I’ve smelled like a bum’s pocket. We’ve been good the last few days with no deodorant, but today, I lost the battle. Too much moving around, in and out of hot and cool, and there it was…the smell. I smelled like...
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