This week in “J visits parks and hopes one day that this blog will be able to fund said trips as well as her National Parks annual pass,” I take a trip to the National Arboretum.
E’s first post in a series on the Malaysian secondary school where she taught English in 2014.
If you’re like J and me, your ideal afternoon involves tea, photography, and a casual stroll through a bookshop. Here are some of our favorite DC-based haunts for bookshop browsing:
In contrast to the southern California adventure posts I’ve been doing lately, I thought I’d talk about a wetland park in Alexandria, Virginia. Be sure to stop by next time you are in the area for some bird-watching, beaver-befriending, and general tortoise-loving.
I attended Thaipusam over a year ago, but my experience isn’t something I’ve felt comfortable sharing with many people till now. The event is an annual religious holiday celebrated by Hindus in honor of Subramaniam (also known as Lord Murugan), who is known to embody virtue, youth, and power, and is the destroyer of evil.
In my last adventure post, I spent quite a bit of time discussing place and its import to me as a writer. I’d like to take some time now to celebrate a place that proved to be essential to me during my time in LA, both as a writer and as a human being trying to find some sense of stability: the Los Angeles County Arboretum.