Hi, I’m Rocky!

I’ve been blogging for five years and counting.

Welcome to the Rocky Safari! Storytelling is one of my greatest passions. This blog was created as a space to share stories about my travels around the world while keeping track of all the strange things that happen along the way! From being stranded outside the White House all alone at age 15 to getting lost inside China’s Forbidden City, I have found myself in more unusual situations than I’d care to admit. I embrace each new day with child-like curiosity, making the most of all that life has to offer. Be sure to follow along and join the safari adventure!
The Weirdest Translations I Came Across in China
The Weirdest Translations I Came Across in China
Slightly unrelated but I just want to mention that I was absolutely obsessed with Beijing's subway's prerecorded message that plays near all of the escalators....
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I Got Lost in the Forbidden City On My Last Day in China
I Got Lost in the Forbidden City On My Last Day in China
What would a trip be without Rocky getting lost somewhere? Shortly after entering the Forbidden City, I got separated from my group of friends while...
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I Walked the Great Wall of China!!!!
I Walked the Great Wall of China!!!!
Advice for anyone taking a bus to the Great Wall of China: BE CAREFUL WHICH BUS LINE YOU WAIT ON. When my friends and I...
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Don’t Leave China Without Visiting The Summer Palace
Don’t Leave China Without Visiting The Summer Palace
Once our summer program ended, my friends and I ventured off to Beijing on our own to see a number of other tourist attractions like the Forbidden City...
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To Wuzhen, Hangzhou, and Beyond
To Wuzhen, Hangzhou, and Beyond
Wuzhen means water town. In the city of Wuzhen, life revolves around water. There are streams that flow between the city's streets. Water lines the...
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Reflecting on Gay Rights
Reflecting on Gay Rights
I'm thrilled about the US Supreme Court's decision on June 26th to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states. While I was in China, I...
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Where I’ve Been

My Turbulent Flight Home & Our Aborted Landing
My Turbulent Flight Home & Our Aborted Landing
5 Foods You Have to Try Before Leaving Spain
5 Foods You Have to Try Before Leaving Spain
The Wondrous Taste of Tigernut Horchata and Fartons
The Wondrous Taste of Tigernut Horchata and Fartons
Climbing 207 Steps To the Top of El Miguelete
Climbing 207 Steps To the Top of El Miguelete
A Dunkin’ Donuts Ripoff Called Duffin Dagels Seriously Exists
A Dunkin’ Donuts Ripoff Called Duffin Dagels Seriously Exists
Can You Eat the Sidewalk Oranges Growing in Valencia?
Can You Eat the Sidewalk Oranges Growing in Valencia?
Guess Whose Roscón Had the King Inside!!!
Guess Whose Roscón Had the King Inside!!!
The Veggetti Spiralizes Vegetables into Spaghetti
The Veggetti Spiralizes Vegetables into Spaghetti

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