Near death experiences? Unusual animals? Bizarre foods most likely also eaten by Andrew Zimmern? What tantalizing factoids could this list hold??
- I have a scar on my right cheek that I have had nearly my entire life. I scratched my face not long after being born, and the scar is still there.
- Over the course of my life, I have had the following pets: a poodle, a mutt, an African Grey parrot, six different cats, a small flock of sheep, a goat, several rabbits, a chameleon, a small antelope, and three goldfish. We almost had a pangolin and a small boa constrictor.
I have almost drowned twice in the Atlantic Ocean–once in Ghana, once in Togo.
- I have swum with wild dolphins off the coast of Zanzibar.
- I ate yak jerky and fried crickets in Thailand.
- I rappelled down the side of the Tour de Crest when I was eleven.
- In the search of a Chinese restaurant, my family got lost in Amsterdam’s red light district. My grandparents were with us. Yep. I looked at the sidewalk a lot. Later, we found out that most of the “good” Chinese restaurants in Amsterdam are in the red light district. Live and learn!
- I played my Game Boy in the Louvre because I finished looking at a gallery before the rest of my family. And yes, I received death glares from tourists.
- Once, I kicked what I thought was a rubber toy snake in Nairobi, Kenya. It wasn’t.
- Having dusty bare feet is one of the worst sensations to me. It’s honestly like nails on a chalkboard.
- My sister broke my left pinky finger in junior high. Because we lived in France, I didn’t get an x-ray until a month after the fact. My finger had already started to heal so we just left it. Fun fact: my broken finger is actually straight and my normal right pinky finger is naturally crooked.
- I sang a solo at Knott’s Berry Farm when my 6th grade choir performed there.
- I learned how to drive on an airstrip in the middle of nowhere. We had to stop lessons for herds of cows.
- I am only 28, but I am currently on my 6th passport. In high school, I actually needed to get supplemental pages because I used it so much.
- I went to boarding school in high school (hence the above fact), so I lived in dorms a total of eight years. Benefit: widely diverse wardrobe possibilities.
Interesting post. I found it through a search of Thailand tags. I’ve been there many times, but shied away from the crickets.
I sometimes blog about Thailand and travel and culture more generally, and I’m always looking to connect with other bloggers who share similar interests. Please drop by Sweet Pickles and Corn if you have a minute. My most recent post is a tongue-in-cheek look at the things that I don’t like about Thailand (because I wasn’t able to be there this winter and am stuck at home reading about my friends’ trips on facebook). Cheers!
I only ate the fried crickets because of peer pressure! 🙂
From reading a few of your posts, I saw that we have quite a bit in common – I’m also a 28 year old TCK (including several years in France) and I love writing and I truly hope to make a career out of it some day. This is a great blog so far, and I look forward to reading more!
I started following your blog, fellow TCK! 🙂 I look forward to reading your future thoughts as well!