Alex Lancia

Reflections on teaching, learning, and life



Hoi An, Vietnam: The Road Less Traveled

Hoi An is a dichotomy.  A city with a small town feel and old world charm.  Yet drowning in tourists.  Too many for my liking.  I am one of those tourists no doubt - part of the problem for sure... Continue Reading →


Top Eats, Sleeps, and Beats in Georgetown, Penang

We spent a long weekend in September 2017 eating our way through the UNESCO world heritage site of Georgetown on Penang Island.  A trip I would happily repeat! Top Sleeps We stayed in the Seven Terraces hotel and I highly... Continue Reading →

Sink. Swim. Dive!

Sometimes all it takes is a little prodding and an over-eager 10 year old to take the "plunge" so to speak and try something new. I was always quite content looking down at the big blue below from the comfort... Continue Reading →

Road Trip! Perhentian Islands & Cameron Highlands

The Plan After moving continents, unpacking 20 bags, finding a new place to live and doing all the nitty gritty little things that are necessary to adjust and get settled in our new home away from home we decided that... Continue Reading →

My First Impressions of Kuala Lumpur

I have been in Malaysia for a week now and these are my first impressions and random thoughts (in no particular order) ... Tons of Lights ... everywhere. On buildings. Roads (funny enough this is one of the first things we... Continue Reading →

Sans Algorithms: Reflections on Travel & Moving

I have spent the last few weekends “tidying house” and trying to figure out what, from a seemingly endless jumble of possessions, I will be taking with me on our new adventure to KL at the end of June. So... Continue Reading →

Shopping can kill: my ESP diagnosis

For the past five summers we have vacationed with family and friends in the beautiful city of Victoria in the Pacific Northwest of Canada. Every summer starts in roughly the same way with the customary trip to our favorite neighborhood... Continue Reading →

Beach, Bikes & Bocadillos in Barcelona with Kids

From our AirBnb apartment in L'Eixample district we were withing a five minute walk to the Verdaguer metro station if need be, but we preferred to meander.  Barcelona is a city to get lost in, a city to explore on... Continue Reading →

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