I’m Lara K (or Lark), and this is my blog. Join me on my adventures around the world!

I studied architectural engineering at university and worked for a few years as an electrical engineer/lighting designer for commercial buildings. My education and experience have given me a great appreciation for architecture, design, and ingenuity. My life has given me a great appreciation for laughter and the awesomeness of the world.

If you’re interested in learning a little more about the world along with me, this might be the place for you! If you’re looking for factual and objective, then maybe not (I aim for factual, but objectivity is hopeless… expect an abundance of personal commentary and bad jokes).

The major part of my travels has been volunteering in Ghana (3 months), Peru (3 months), India (2 months), and Armenia (9 months). I love spending enough time in a country to truly understand the culture and the people and to feel a sense of belonging.

After Armenia, I changed things up a bit, switching from my long-term stays to short-term wandering. I spent the next 4 months traveling around Europe, sometimes meeting up with various travel friends and family members and sometimes enjoying the freedom of solo traveling.

Finally, I returned to Peru for a year and volunteered with Esperanza de Ana  again. We completed a construction project, a three-story school building to support their goal to open a primary school in the near future. From there, I spent a couple of months traveling around South and Central America.

Currently, I’m back in the States, looking forward to my next adventure and catching up on posts about past travels.

Check out the homepage  to see what I’ve written most recently and for featured posts from the past, or look in the archives for easy access to past posts. Come and explore with me!