one year anniversary

scattered along my facebook newsfeed are photos of friends and fellow volunteers who have headed back to the philippines for the annual medical mission that we started our trip on one year ago. naturally, the photos have stirred my memories

one year anniversary

scattered along my facebook newsfeed are photos of friends and fellow volunteers who have headed back to the philippines for the annual medical mission that we started our trip on one year ago. naturally, the photos have stirred my memories

berlin is like sun god, all the time

okay, this is clearly hyperbole. but there is a lot about berlin that reminds me of sun god: it is nonstop, nonjudgmental, and a little bit insane. you are free to be strange, and indeed strange is “the norm.” in

berlin is like sun god, all the time

okay, this is clearly hyperbole. but there is a lot about berlin that reminds me of sun god: it is nonstop, nonjudgmental, and a little bit insane. you are free to be strange, and indeed strange is “the norm.” in

hipstamatic vietnam

I’m working with a new DSLR here in Vietnam (borrowing Shane’s old Sony) and the lens has a funny lens shade that kept getting in the way of my wide angle shots. Then I realized – hey, it’s not getting

hipstamatic vietnam

I’m working with a new DSLR here in Vietnam (borrowing Shane’s old Sony) and the lens has a funny lens shade that kept getting in the way of my wide angle shots. Then I realized – hey, it’s not getting

touch down in vietnam

Good morning, Vietnam! I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City last Tuesday, after a long but pleasant flight in from San Francisco. I admit that apart from the country report written by our GiveYourGap intern, I had barely read or

touch down in vietnam

Good morning, Vietnam! I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City last Tuesday, after a long but pleasant flight in from San Francisco. I admit that apart from the country report written by our GiveYourGap intern, I had barely read or

Hamish came to Thailand!!

Apologies everyone for the long hiatus from blogging. I hope this post full of pics and travel thoughts will somehow make up for it. As the title *might* give away, this post is a recap of Hamish’s trip to Thailand

Hamish came to Thailand!!

Apologies everyone for the long hiatus from blogging. I hope this post full of pics and travel thoughts will somehow make up for it. As the title *might* give away, this post is a recap of Hamish’s trip to Thailand

goodbye for now, india!

india i will miss many things about you, but mostly your food, your architecture, and the great people you introduced us to. see you again in a week 🙂

goodbye for now, india!

india i will miss many things about you, but mostly your food, your architecture, and the great people you introduced us to. see you again in a week 🙂

GYG in the News!

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2012 — SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Four recent University of California-San Diego graduates are traveling the world for a “gap year” adventure – but you won’t find them partying around the globe. Instead, these young

GYG in the News!

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2012 — SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Four recent University of California-San Diego graduates are traveling the world for a “gap year” adventure – but you won’t find them partying around the globe. Instead, these young