Searching for answers in Saipan

This was not the way I had intended to make my first trip to Saipan. Saipan, the most developed of  the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands is still less developed than Guam but has some good hiking, snorkeling, and diving terrain. Yet I didn't see Saipan through a scuba face mask. Instead, I saw… Continue reading Searching for answers in Saipan


Rota: Pristine Views, Peaceful Solitude 

I had thought Guam was underdeveloped....until I went to Rota. While living in Guam I joined the Agana Hash House Harriers on their run in Rota. I wasn't actually much of a hasher, and I only went on the hikes occasionally, but I decided to join in on this one to give myself a reprieve… Continue reading Rota: Pristine Views, Peaceful Solitude 

Faith · Finding Fulfillment

Celebrating the Goddess on Navarathri

  Back in Gainesville my friends and family are doing their rounds—both in seeing house kolus at friends' homes and dancing around the Goddess on the garba floor. Here on Guam, no such event took place, to my disappointment. I was however able to meet several members of the community through a dinner hosted at… Continue reading Celebrating the Goddess on Navarathri

Finding Fulfillment · Happiness · Travel

Hafa Adai, from where America’s day begins

The verdict is in, and I am guilty. Guilty for not e-mailing people back home. Guilty for not blogging. And guilty for not bringing you along with me to this marvelous speck of an island at the edge of the world. I'm sorry. I've been enjoying myself too much, but now that the excitement of… Continue reading Hafa Adai, from where America’s day begins