Bits and Pieces

A lot has happened in the last few months. I finished grad school (feel free to call me Master Nicole). I traveled around China with my family. I traveled to Cambodia by myself. I returned to the US. And now I’m trying to find my place in the world. There have been far too many challenges, accomplishments, struggles, surprises, reunions, and separations to contain in a single post. So for now, I’ll leave you with a few pictures and a promise for all the details later.

Street Food

Enjoying street food in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Killing Fields

Bracelets left at the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Siem Reap

Wandering through the streets of Siem Reap

I’m still in the process of sorting through all of my pictures, but I can guarantee that there will be plenty more. (And if you really can’t wait, you can also check out the Chreese on Toast Instagram page) Here are a few posts in the works:

  • How to (survive) long distance bus travel
  • Reviews of my recent travels in China, South Korea, Cambodia, and Thailand
  • The truth about living abroad (and why I’m leaving again)
  • A letter to my successor
  • Things I learned from eating abroad

South Korean MarketThailand Sky












The key goes in the ignition.

Turn. Breathe.

Seat belt. You’ll need that here.

Adjust the mirror, holding your own gaze for a brief moment.

Readjust your seat.

And then the mirror again.

This car doesn’t feel like the close fit you remembered.

Right foot gas. Left foot break.