July- A One Woman Show!

One of these expressions is NOT like the other!

One of these expressions is NOT like the other!

Whew! The narrowing down process was a lot harder this time.  31 days in SEA (South East Asia) is a long time for only 20 posts, but here goes…

1. I wish I paid more attention in Global class in high school, instead of being happy with my 65.  I pretty much knew nothing about each country I visited. I know I know…

2. Four countries in one month is ambitious.  Glad I did it, but next time I’d spend more time in one.

3. Vietnam streets ain’t nuthin ta fu%# wit! (cues the Wu) But seriously, the motorbikers are no joke in the cities and they have no problem running you over.

4. Patong Beach in Thailand was one of the first times I felt FREE like a kid again!

5. I’ve never been the “only” and now I know what it feels like. Not bad, but different.

6. I HATE cigarette smoke and SO MANY tourists smoke!!! Don’t even seem like they heard of cancer :-/

7. I was riding my bike to the beach in Vietnam when I realized, I’m riding a bike to the beach in Vietnam!!!! Glory to God.

8. In retrospect, my favorite experiences this summer have been the most terrifying ones…Oh, I got stories y’all!!!!!

9. You know this, but Black/Brown people need sun screen too.  Peeling at the dinner table is not attractive.

10. In Germany, it’s about 300 Euro (sometimes free) per YEAR to attend university.  Seriously America, what’s really good?

11. I decided some time ago that I will not drink alcohol while I’m out of the USA to be fully present, etc. But I’ll gladly welcome a glass when I return 😉

12. There are genuinely good people in the world who will look after you in need! (Ps 91:11)

13. The Indonesians loooved my hair (and it was lookin all types of crazy!) Surprised that it was appreciated there without question.

14. Traveling alone made me even more aware that I am a woman and a woman of color.

15. Haven’t seen the trailer, but now I really wanna see “Dear White People”!!

16. Being stared, laughed, pointed at and blatantly ignored out here was a lot at times, but I think my skin got a lil thicker!

17. This year, I’ve used these tender-dollar, dinar, riyal, baht, rupiah, real, dong, and kip. Fun to look at, confusing to convert.

18. I hear the real culture shock happens when you come back home. Hmm…

19. Invest in a proper camera when traveling the world.  The iPhone is holding me down, but it ain’t official!

20. On Christ the solid rock I stand.




11 thoughts on “July- A One Woman Show!

  1. Ahhhh! I loved this post! I totally agree about the camera thing. I have got to step my game up in order to capture the journey properly. April, I feel like I’m tasting these experiences with you. I am so proud of you! Four countries in one month?! That is remarkable! Look at you, trailblazer! I’m so glad that you’re sharing the wealth.

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    • Karissa!
      Thank you so much for commenting and always encouraging me! Grateful God allowed me to experience all this, will never forget your words at our toast! And Gangsta Cracker is holding on! Lol


    • #11 has folks so intrigued, especially since it’s sooo not the norm for tourists! And any beach out here will prob make you feel that way, Patong was my first of the summer. Much love always!


  2. Diane Anderson says:

    Hi April it’s auntie Diane miss you much always in my prayers I can see that you are having a wonderful time seeing parts of the world you have never seen and learning about different cultures I would guess that you made an excellent choice for your life and experiencing things you will never forget me and the girls love ya and continue to stay blessed

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    • Diane!!!
      Thank you for reading and for always loving on and supporting me! I am so grateful God allowed me to experience all this, my world just opened up! I’ll email you to get your address again. My love to the fam!


    • Damali!!

      Thanks for your words when I was lookin for folk of richer shades! Lol Being different ain’t bad at all tho! So appreciate you for always supporting!


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