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Wander Guide: New York

Wander Guide: New York

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

Every time I’ve sat down to write this post, I’ve gotten stuck. Stuck because there’s so much to say so succinctly. Stuck because it’s so hard to re-cap this whole New York experience. Last week, I had the absolute shock of a life-time winning Saveur’s Best Baking and Sweets Award, in both editor’s and readers choice. I couldn’t, and still can’t, believe it. I didn’t set my heart upon winning, nor did it cross my mind that I could win one, let alone –  two awards.

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Wander Guide: A Week in Tasmania

Wander Guide: A Week in Tasmania“There’s an opposite to déjà vu. they call it jamais vu. It’s when you meet the same people or visit places, again and again, but each time is the first. Everybody is a stranger. Nothing is ever familiar” – Chuck Palahniuk 

There are few things I claim to know in this world. How to stay sane when confronted with waves of mania, and infatuation. How to seek real knowledge amidst life and all its perils. How to ride out hopes and fears. And how to travel, well. Elated doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling of this trip. It’s the first where I felt alive enough to life. Where my mind wasn’t caught up in the hot pulsating rage of summer or iced chill of winter. Where the only time I felt my mind slip into agony was when I wasn’t living at all. Sleeping, drifting, dreaming. 

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