Posts Categorized: travel

San Diego // Kettle Coffee & Tea

As a blogger/writer, I’m all about finding cute cafés in which to get work done. It’s super easy to pull into a Starbucks (which I love too!), but there’s something really special about finding a cute, non-chain coffee shop at which you can become a regular. Kettle Coffee and Tea in Escondido (North County San… Read more »

Oaxaca // City Snapshots, 03

It’s the little details that define a trip. The major touristy sites and tours and views are things that travelers have in common with one another, but the in-between moments are unique to the individual. That random snack you buy from a street vendor, the laughs over drinks, the lovely moments that you happen to… Read more »

Oaxaca // Sirilo Ceviche & Taco

On our last night in Oaxaca, our friend took us to her favorite seafood restaurant in the city: Sirilo Ceviche & Taco. She said she went here at least once a week when she first moved to Oaxaca, and it was easy to see why. The restaurant was really small, only 3-4 tables inside, but… Read more »

Oaxaca // Cofetarika

Towards the end of our trip, Ilhan and I slept in pretty late which called for a brunch date haha. My best friend host recommended that we go to Cofetarika, a little second story cafe that serves drinks, wraps, omelettes and the like. It was a really cute place and the waitress was SO sweet… Read more »

Where to go in 2015?

I miss traveling very much and I want 2015 to be a year of exploration, both near and far. Although I wouldn’t consider myself “resolving” to see these places (so many things factor into trips, it’s hard to guarantee they’ll happen!), they’re definitely on my 2015 to-do list. If I go on any trips, this… Read more »

Oaxaca // Monte Alban

Monte Alban was only a short drive from the city and it was more than worth it. The stunning remnants of a civilization perched high in the mountains, a skeleton of what used to be. There is much mystery surrounding Monte Alban; only a handful of human remains have been found there (no big cemeteries… Read more »

Oaxaca // Hierve el Agua

Hierve el Agua: a pair of stunning rock formations that resemble waterfalls with natural springs atop. We didn’t swim, but the water is said to have healing properties. It was so serene, nestled in the mountains, and I was brave enough to stand right at the edge of a cliff to take the picture below…. Read more »

Oaxaca // El Arbol del Tule + Mitla

As much as Ilhan and I loved being in the city, we didn’t want to miss out on the cool things in the surrounding areas (duh!). On one of our tours, we stopped at Tule to see el Arbol del Tule, the tree with the “stoutest” trunk in the whole world. It’s so wide, I… Read more »