Tapas in Granada

I’ve been in Spain long enough to know that I don’t need to budget any money for food. All I need to do is budget for some drinks and the food will come along with it. That’s right, my friends. For those of you who have been living in the dark this whole time, it’s […]

Where to Wine

When I travel in Europe, I prioritize my coffee and wine over food. I usually just end up “wining” without the “dining” which might not be the healthiest approach to travel, but it can be economical. It’s especially economical in Spain, where wine is cheap and good. There’s no way you can travel through southern […]

Cafe con Leches – Sophie’s Staple

Every time I travel, I always make sure to reserve a special budget for coffee. In Spain, my coffee budget goes straight to the classic “cafe con leches.” I discovered “cafe con leches” during the Camino de Santiago and since then, I’ve been on a mission to find the best one in town. So naturally, […]

Hiking in Mijas

It’s not too difficult to find a trail around the Mijas area. All you do is head towards the mountain and you’re bound to hop on one of the many trails. Be aware of the mountain goats — they tend to jump out when you least expect it. They’re also everywhere. Lots of the trails […]

My Story with Mijas

Why I Went I was accepted into the Global U program and received the opportunity to live in Mijas for 3 months. Global U is a 9 month gap year program for students ages 18 – 23. Its focus is on equipping students with entrepreneurship, computer programming, and leadership skills needed to start a business […]

The Shipbreakers

If you google, “Shipbreakers” you’ll stumble upon Paul Goodman’s film, Shipbreakers, that highlights the profession of ship breaking. Ship breaking is a big business — it’s also one of the most dangerous professions. It’s the process of dismantling big ships and selling their parts for scrap. It is extremely labor-intensive and extremely dangerous. With the […]

Books Unbound

What We Do: We provide informal learning opportunities for marginalized communities Current Projects: The Rohingya Project in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. We developed a Rohingya Picture Dictionary to provide informal learning opportunities to the Rohingya refugees. How You Can Help: We are raising money to design and distribute a Bengali Picture Dictionary so we can reach the […]

Tea Time!

What time is it? It’s probably tea time. No, it’s definitely tea time. Especially in Cox’s Bazar. I’ve lost count of how many cups of tea a day I drink. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I mean, sure the tea here is drowning in sweetened condensed milk and packed with loads of sugar. […]

The Coffee Alternative: SPEED!

Before we get to talking about the tea in Cox’s Bazar, I just want to acknowledge that, contrary to popular opinion, there is more than just tea to drink in Bangladesh. I was introduced to a drink here that supplemented my coffee addiction while on a tight budget. That’s right, SPEED. The world’s greatest energy […]

Food in Cox’s Bazar

I was going to describe Cox’s Bazar’s food in one word, but then I found a billboard that speaks for me, so here you go: That’s right. Oil. So much oil that they’ve even got a huge billboard in town to advertise. I wouldn’t recommend coming to Cox’s Bazar if you’re on a strict diet. […]