Category Archives: Travel

Trip to La Sagesse

I can’t believe I forgot to post these pictures, took a day, (a while ago now) to adventure to La Sagesse Beach.  We got a little bit lost, but we made it there in about twenty minutes from True Blue.  It was so incredibly relaxing.  There was hardly anyone there.  The restaurant was almost empty, but the food was lovely!  I indulged in a  virgin pina colada – soooooo yummy!

La Sagesse Beach boasts to be one of the top ten most romantic beaches in the Caribbean.  I have to agree, it’s so serene, secluded and relaxing.

Check it out:  La Sagesse

 

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After midterms…

After a tough set of exams, it’s always nice to unwind with friends.  If you’re in Grenada, Prickly Bay is one of the best places to go on a Friday night.  They have live music, lights everywhere and a fun atmosphere.  It’s very casual and towards the end of the evening everyone starts to dance.  There are many fantastic ships sitting right on the water.  It’s a beautiful view.  If you can get to Prickly as the sun is setting, it’s perfect for pictures.  Check out their site:  Prickly Bay Marina

 

Expensive Cell Phone Bills…

When I was younger, my parents used to take my brother and me on trips to various countries around the world.  We visited many wonderful locations such as Rome, Paris, London, Nassau, etc.  My father is a renowned business speaker, who speaks around the world, and because of that, it has allowed us to travel along with him.  One of my more memorable incidents during a trip was when we were in Gibraltar, which is an English territory located on the southern tip of Spain closest to Morocco.  During our stay at the hotel in Gibraltar, I made many calls to my friends in the United States.  When my parents received the hotel bill, they were horrified to discover that the phone bill was extremely high at approximately $500 due to all of my overseas conversations with my friends.  Consequently, they ordered me to pay them for the phone bill.

It reminded me of that scene from Home Alone…

 

 

Natural Bridge Caverns

I love caves.  I have loved exploring caves since I was a little one.  It was amazing to see the massive formations that have been formed slowly by a single drop of water over time.  We traveled about 1 1/2 miles through the caverns.  When we were exiting, it was a fun fitness test to see how quickly we could climb back up to the top.  I remember before, climbing stairs was so difficult for me, but I bounded up the almost 18 stories worth of stairs with little effort!  *fist pump*

During the last part of the tour we got to experience “advanced darkness” where we couldn’t see our hands in front of our face!  It was crazy.  I knew it was there, but couldn’t see it!  I can’t imagine how the first explorers went with a simple head lamp into the caves.  I would have been so scared.

If you’re going through Texas, definitely check these caves out!

Click here for the site!

Kayaking in Grenada

Let me just say… Best full body workout ever.  I got a chance to go with Conservation Kayak to paddle for a solid 3.41 miles to Hog Island and then back to Grenada.  It was an amazing trip!  I had such a blast.  We took so many pictures – I only posted a few as to not overwhelm everyone with my crazy pictures.  We paddled out around 11am and landed on Hog Island just in time for a yummy lunch!  I can’t wait to go again.  The scenery was breath-taking and the experience was unforgettable.  If you’re interested in going kayaking in Grenada – I fully recommend Conservation Kayak.  They are located at Whisper Cove in Woburn Bay.  Check them out!

Back on the island

The break is over and I’m ready to get back into it.  For me it was a chance to clear my head and think about life, living and things unrelated to med school.  I discovered that can be both good and bad.

At the end of the break, I found it extremely difficult to get myself mentally prepared to head back to med school.   I found the longer I was back in Houston, the more comfortable I became with my previous laid-back Texas lifestyle.  I liked eating at restaurants, attending the opera, driving my car, and spending time with my family and friends.  I enjoyed having no responsibility, little stress and no pressures of the kind I experienced in the daily grind in med school.

Once I got on the plane, for my return flight to Grenada, I tried to think about ANYTHING besides the upcoming semester.  I observed the other passengers and tried to imagine what kind of fun adventures they were planning to have.  Secretly I wished I too was headed for a great island vacation. I closed my eyes and tried to fill my head with positive thoughts about the months ahead.  I had doubts and “negative thought invaders,” dominating my ability to focus on the positive.  I desperately tried to refocus my thinking on all the good reasons for why I had set my goal to become a doctor.

That break gave me a glimpse of my normal life which I truly enjoyed and that was simultaneously a good thing and a bad thing.  I know it’s now time for me to shift gears and get back into “med student mode” and buckle down for the challenges ahead. I know I’m going to do extremely well, I’m going to study as hard as did before and I know I have all the tools I need to succeed.

For me, my break is already becoming a distant memory.

There’s no place like home

I’ve been having so much fun in Pittsburgh.  I love seeing all my friends that I grew up with.  I got to celebrate my friend Brandie’s birthday!!  It’s been years since I’ve gotten to do that!  We had a blast with lots of laughs.

I also got to hang out with my friend Lisa – I met her when I was in 6th grade and we’ve been friends ever since.  We headed to downtown for iceskating, Christmas displays, shopping and food.

Only 6 days until Christmas!