Carly Sitrin

Hailing from Hillsborough, New Jersey, Carly served as Public Relations officer for her high school's chapter of the National Honor Society and was voted "Most Likely to Make a Difference" by her peers. An active tree climber and food eater, she believes in living life to the fullest. She loves volunteering in her community with Habitat for Humanity and attends Buddhist retreats in her spare time.


Why We Blog

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” – Anaïs Nin   We do it for you. The reader. The individual sitting at home who is even mildly curious about where this journey has taken us, and the experiences that have transformed us. We type these words in internet cafes and parks and…

23 April, 2013

How Do I Look?

“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.” ― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses   Basically, terrible. I’ve picked up a few pounds and my skin has decided that one bout of puberty just wasn’t enough. I am covered in flea bites, mosquito bites, scorpion stings, and acne scars….

04 April, 2013

What We Say

“We come from a generation of people who need their TV or stereo playing all the time. These people so scared of silence. These soundaholics, these quietophobics.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby  There’s something to be said for silence. An under-appreciated phenomenon, silence can flood a person with more information than any lecture, encyclopedia, or Wikipedia article ever could. We so often overlook…

01 March, 2013

When We Are Here

“We breathe. We pulse. We regenerate. Our hearts beat. Our minds create. Our souls ingest. 37 seconds, well used, is a lifetime.” -Mr. Edward Magorium Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium I lost my watch the other day. It fell out of a motorcycle taxi and I felt it graze my ankle as it leapt toward the…

05 January, 2013

A Day in My Life

Just an average day in Bayushig, Ecuador! Photo 1) My room Photo 2) I am a giant! Photo 3) My backyard Phtoto 4) Odie Photo 5) Hard at work pairing socks Photo 6) Hanging out at La Casa de la Caridad with my boys

22 November, 2012

Where I Am

And there is a chance that everything we did was incorrect, but stasis itself is criminal for those with the means to move, and the means to weave communion between people. -Dave Eggers So here I am. From Hillsborough, New Jersey to California to Quito to Riobamba to Bayushig, Ecuador. After weeks of planning, packing, and anticipating I found…

10 November, 2012

Who Am I?

“I’m wild again, beguiled again, a whimpering, simpering child again. Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I.” -Kurt Vonnegut Jr (Timequake)   Who am I? What a superb question! I am quite glad that you asked! I am everything, and I am nothing at all. I am a convoluted knot of atoms, molecules, elements, and synapses….

01 October, 2012

Let’s Go!

Would you do me a favor? Imagine I have crafted here an entrancing tale of adventure and romance. Pretend, just for a moment, that I have traversed mountain ranges, crossed miles of unforgiving desert sand, and have gained spiritual insight from the wisest humans in the most remote locations. Paint yourself a picture of an…

10 July, 2012

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