Sempre Fixe

By Beth Greetings are important in São Tomé. You cannot enter a room without greeting every single person in it, whether it’s a handshake, a kiss, a hello, whatever. Sometimes…

A New Years Review

By Marianne I’ve gone through the New Year traditions in a lot of different places. I’ve seen the fireworks in London, Spain and New York. In Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington DC…

The Trap on the Cambodian Border

By Lillie Catch more of her adventures at http://AroundTheWorldL.com/ Part of the reason I stayed so long in Bangkok (besides the wonderful people) was I was terrified to cross the…

Dresden Surprise

Dresden Surprise By Megan The train ride from Berlin to Dresden was a snap; we arrived at the station and followed our hand drawn map to a hostel that we…

Your Boyfriend's Calling

By Beth It’s 10pm on a Saturday night in São Tomé and I get a phone call. I don’t recognize the number but I think it might be my boyfriend,…

Get yourself a girlfriend, or two!

By AJ When trying to think of a topic for this months column, I found myself skimming through accounts of women’s travels to dig up some themes. Something that comes…

Where are the American RTW Travelers???

Where are the American RTW Travelers??? By Lillie Catch more of her adventures at http://lmarshallworld.blogspot.com Because so many of the spectacular temples in Bangkok are along the river, a night…

Kites

My boyfriend Kilson and I are flying kites off of Ned’s dock. It is a perfect day, sunny and, natural to any ocean environment, windy. We found a few kites…

TIGER TEMPLE

TIGER TEMPLE By Lillie Catch more of her adventures at http://lmarshallworld.blogspot.com Note to my sweet Mother: This article recounts another thing that SEEMS terrifying and dangerous, but is actually a…

Sexism and Candy

Sexism and Candy By Beth At night I sit around with the boys and drink beer. We slap at mosquitoes while we chew the basics- soccer, women, who’s talking about…

Pills at the Bottom

By Beth Today there are few turquoise pills in my little orange canister. My heart skips a beat. I can actually see to the bottom. For many, the lack of…

Discovering Pai

Discovering Pai By Marianne Thailand loves their king a lot. You won’t go into any building, or enter any town without seeing his portrait. Every year on December 5th the…

"Are Those Computers?"

“Are Those Computers?” By Beth Kadma walks into the teachers’ lounge, or rather a room just off the courtyard with an open space with grating instead of windows. Class is…

The Blessing and Curse of Light

The Blessing and Curse of Light By Beth Miguel motions me over to him, just steps into the school’s courtyard. I look behind me into the classroom. It is rustling…