Hi I’m Taka!
I’m an accountant living in the greater NYC area. Don’t get bored yet, I have some stories to tell! I’ve traveled to 21 countries, hiked volcanoes, and ridden category 5 rapids in faraway lands. I’ve learned a few things along the way and ignited more questions than answers.
I am not one of those travelers who decided to drop everything and take off for years without end, but I am the person who dropped everything to travel. I spent 5 months in 2016-2017 in South America exploring the culture, food, and beauty of places different than the one I call home. I returned home with empty pockets but a full heart and lots of lessons to pass on.
I’m here to share some of those lessons and a few other thoughts, so kick back, grab a drink, and let’s explore this wild and crazy world together!
So…what’s this all about?
Where have I been? What have I seen? What are you waiting for? These posts about my travels that may inspire you!
Wondering how you can make that elusive world hopping trip happen? Here’s how.
Traveling builds up big questions that creep to top of mind. Join the conversation and let’s learn something together.
- Book of the Month: October 2018Hey all! For this month’s book, I’m going to go with my gut that the rest of the book is as good as the first half. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande has been a revelation for me. The easy to understand, though at times uncomfortable conversations Gawande delves into are things my mind hasn’t readilyContinue reading “Book of the Month: October 2018”
- Book of the Month: September 2018We all know of that whimsically brilliant man riddled with rebellious hair. But how did Einstein come to be the icon that we know today? And what did he really discover? Look no further than this brilliant documentary written by Walter Isaacson. I loved the deep insights into this brilliant, yet greatly human genius’s life. Continue reading “Book of the Month: September 2018”
- Book of the Month: August 2018Though riddled with a slow start, A Gentleman in Moscow is a magical novel that sets a formerly well respected man, simply known as the Count, against the backdrop of a famous hotel in Moscow. Amidst this backdrop is the curious circumstance that has placed him in this hotel, house arrest. As he navigates theContinue reading “Book of the Month: August 2018”
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