House Sitting in Guatemala – Fears of a Single White Female

(A cautionary tale of house sitting in Guatemala…) The Guatemalan cop standing in the road up ahead motioned for me to pull over to the right-hand shoulder. “Damn, just what I DON’T need!” I muttered under my breath as my head throbbed from a serious caffeine-withdrawal headache. I quickly chewed the remains of my granola […]

13 Cool Things to do in Antigua Guatemala

Six months ago I was curled up on a stranger’s couch in Bristol, England browsing through available house sits on Trusted Housesitters website. I spent a few weeks in Bristol, dog sitting a bouncy pooch named Ben while dreaming of future house sit possibilities. Antigua, Guatemala? Hmmm….looked intriguing so I contacted the owner. I also […]

Leaving Taiwan – What Will I Miss?

“I really miss joking….and having people answer my questions…and people not cringing when you try to hug them. There are a lot of things I love about Taiwan but I really miss expressiveness and touch-feely-ness. Direct answers. Sometimes it makes me feel so lonely and I consider leaving Taiwan.” – Nina Bo Bena Interesting observations […]

Adventures in Morocco – Winging it Through Southern Morocco

Adventures in Morocco… I was sitting on the rocks on the edge of the Moroccan coastal city of Essaouira just waiting for the nightly show – another stunning sunset. The only thing missing from this blissful picture was an ice cold beer. But Morocco is a Muslim country and finding alcohol proved to be difficult […]