Visiting Peru

What to Expect From Your Working Holiday Visa

First, a caveat: I make no promises. Everyone’s experience with a working holiday visa will be different. It depends on you, of course. This post was born because I’m in a pensive mood; Facebook informed me today that Lateral Movements is now 4 years old. (Fun fact: it was born as Blogabout Europe in 2008 […]

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Argentina

Learning to Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Toward the end of sixth grade I transitioned from my cat phase and stumbled awkwardly into adolescence. I started to care what I looked like, and spent too long in front of the mirror shellacking down every last strand of frizz. Frizz maintenance required constant trips to the bathroom, including an obligatory stop right after […]

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What to Do When You Don’t Have a Dream

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” It’s sort of assumed that we all have dreams. Big Dreams. Lofty Dreams. Impossible Dreams. But we’re supposed to dream them anyway. Shed those conventions! Trounce on those naysayers! After all, the future belongs to those of us […]

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Finding Motivation in My Muesli

Yesterday I made my own muesli. It’s not hard, but it made me feel extremely accomplished. I make muesli. I don’t even have to buy my own cereal now. (Also: it tastes kind of great.) It’s not the kind of thing you can talk about during a review, unfortunately. Boss: So, we’ve checked your Internet […]

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Saqsayhuman

The Story of the Tiny T-shirt from Myanmar

Jared has this theory that I shrink his shirts. It’s misguided; for one, we don’t use a dryer and two, we both do the laundry. My theory is that some of his shirts must be defective, but I guess neither of us has concrete proof. To be fair, this shirt of his was a normal […]

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Memories of Myanmar and the Speed at Which Time Flies

As I write this I am sitting on a chair in the corner of my Newcastle living room. Everything here looks the same so I am weirded out that I just sped through Southeast Asia: 10 flights, 8 days, 5 cities, 4 countries. The only physical indication that I took this trip is my lingering […]

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Ljubljanajam Craft Beer Walk

Craft Beer Walk with Ljubljanajam

When I was a freshman in college, I refused beer whenever it was offered at a party. “I don’t drink beer,” I said. The older students laughed. “You will,” they said. “You will.” And they were right; more so than they would have imagined, because I’ve evolved into sort of a beer snob. In Australia […]

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Ljubljana, Ljet’s Be Friends

Before we go any further, let’s establish something off the bat. In Slovenian, the ‘j’ is pronounced like an English ‘y.’ So: Ljubljana is Lyooblyeeahna. Looks like it’s missing some vowels, takes some getting used to, but it starts to make sense soon enough. Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, and its widely regarded as […]

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Road to Hum Croatia

The Road(s) to Hum

Halfway to Hum I thought we’d been had. “Are you sure this is a real place?” Jared asked. “There were signs,” I said. “It’s a real place.” As the car wheels crunched along the dirt road, we passed underneath a road bridge. The word ‘Hum’ and a directional arrow were spray painted on the concrete […]

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