Rye Talks to the World in front of Pacific Central Station Vancouver
For long-term travelers, booking plane tickets can leave a serious dent in one’s pocket. Over the course of eight months, I’ve already taken seven plane rides. That’s about one ride every month! Since I needed to leave Canada by March 13th (end of validity of visa) and I’d watch Taylor Swift’s concert in Seattle in
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Rye Talks to the World attends Katy Perry's concert in Vancouver
It wasn’t just Taylor Swift’s concert that I got a free ticket to but also Katy Perry’s! She happened to be in Vancouver while Lucky and I were there. I believe her latest album was a flop based on sales and according to music critics, so her tickets were quite cheap. Our hosts bought us
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Rye Talks to the World with Lucky at Lynn Canyon
I’ve only been to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia – just three of the ten provinces of Canada – but I can attest to the fact that this country has one of the liveliest and walkable trails in the world. Japan, China, and Korea still top the list, but I can’t complain because my six
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Rye Talks to the World making time to travel at Kitsilano beach
We got it all wrong – our concept of travel being a far-fetched luxury. Travel is not exclusive to going to foreign countries or far-flung places. It does not belong to our man-made ideas of what is exotic. It does not respect these imaginary borders we humans have built and continue to build. No wonder
Rye Talks to the World look what you made me do taylor swift and my us visa application
Note: I’m a Filipino citizen who’s currently on long-term travel, and I applied for my B1/B2 US visa here in Vancouver, Canada.  My Canadian hosts surprised me with a ticket to a Taylor Swift concert in Seattle, but it turned out they were more surprised when they found out I didn’t have a US visa. (gasp) Imagine it’s your
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Rye Talks to the World first impressions city vancouver
All my Canadian friends claimed that it always rained in Vancouver. They said it was more aptly known as Raincouver. I didn’t believe them. After enduring the long, harsh winters of Manitoba, the last thing I wanted was cold rain. It was mostly sunny when I got here so, with slight arrogance, I imagined telling
Rye Talks to the World skiing in a small Canadian town
We’ve all been there. We were told to live a life with no regrets. We routinely pathologize it as whiny or non-utilitarian. But in the unlikeliest of places, in a tiny Canadian town called Russell, I found out the importance of regret. The popular culture of self-help literature that our modern generation shoves in our face
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Rye Talks to the World with fellow Workaway volunteers in Hanoi, Vietnam
This is the continuation of the ‘meeting a stranger on Instagram’ story. If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you head over to this link. It’s not mandatory that you read it before this post, but it can give you loads of entertainment and suspense. 😀 I went to Vietnam to volunteer as an English