a bone chandelier in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Miscellaneous

Travel Pics from Central & Eastern Europe

These pics are from my second big international trip. It was 2003, and we hit up 7 countries in 5 weeks. It was fast, but we were very organized and efficient. These pics are photos of prints from film. This was in Györ in Hungary. We were staying in student residences that were also available… Continue reading Travel Pics from Central & Eastern Europe

superimposed images of Sugarloaf and Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
Miscellaneous

Travel Pics: 4 Continents, 1 Post

This is a hodgepodge of different pics from, as the title says, four different continents (Europe, Asia, South America, and North America). These pictures are all from pre-digital times, so they're digital photos of prints from film. This is Le Mur des Canuts (wall of weavers), a trompe l'oeil (trick the eye) mural in Lyons,… Continue reading Travel Pics: 4 Continents, 1 Post

cow on a train platform in India
Miscellaneous

Critters of My Travels: India, Peru, and More

I used to travel a lot, and one of the things that's fun about travelling is seeing the assorted creature features, both domestic and exotic. These critters come from India, Peru, Cambodia, and more. India Cows are sacred in Hinduism. That means a few things: 1) no Big Macs at McDonalds, 2) there are random… Continue reading Critters of My Travels: India, Peru, and More

chain of stones in the shape of a heart
Identity, Self, & Relationships

This Was Me: My Travelling 20s & 30s

I did my first big international trip (aside from a high school exchange trip to Japan) when I was 22, and that was when the travel bug firmly took root.  From then on, each year I would take all my vacation time together in one block and do an international trip, other than the years… Continue reading This Was Me: My Travelling 20s & 30s

world map with pins
MH@H Mental Health

The Pros & Cons of Travelling for Mental Health

Astronomical clock in Venice, Italy A few months ago, I decided to go ahead and book an overseas vacation. I hoped that it would give me something to look forward to, and that it would help to finally put a dent in the anhedonia that's been such a challenging symptom of my depression. I decided… Continue reading The Pros & Cons of Travelling for Mental Health

gold cocker spaniel puppy
Miscellaneous

My Favourite Simple Things (& Lots of Other Lists)

Lists can be fun! This post is an amalgamation of various lists I've posted over the years on MH@H. Some are focused on positives, others relate to mental illness, and others are just for fun. Here's a quick overview of the lists contained in this post: Favourite simple thingsThe simplest things in life are freeMy… Continue reading My Favourite Simple Things (& Lots of Other Lists)