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If you loved Black Panther and binge-watched Game of Thrones, then this book is for you. It’s also the first of a trilogy!

This fantasy…


The Golden Gate Bridge, coming out of the fog. And a Tesla service car. My first year in America in one picture.
  1. I’m not out of place. I’m an immigrant and I look different. But so does everyone else.
  2. The immigration process was not horrible even during the current political climate. I was able to file all the paperwork myself, without paying any lawyers to do so, and everything went smoothly and…


I’m definitely biased, I won’t lie. Guatemala has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Some of the sights I grew up with. There are volcanoes everywhere you look.

Growing up there I might not have appreciated it as I could have. My American husband visited more places in Guatemala in the two years that he lived there than I…


The third book of 2018 was The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Back in 2012, I was working at a bookstore in Guatemala City and Kazuo Ishiguro’s books always caught my eye but for a reason I can’t seem to recall, I never bought and read one, which…


In 2011, I preordered a book by a YA author I had heard a lot of, but had never read. Amazon was giving out signed copies and I thought that was cool. The book was The Fault in Our Stars and when it came out in January of 2012 and…


I watched the movie a couple of years ago, but I knew the book had to be better. Some people had recommended it to me, saying it was a beautiful book full of wisdom.

The premise of a teenager stranded at sea on a lifeboat with no companion other than…


Hello! I am Andrea. I have been writing for a while about my travels around the world, but I have yet to write about all those beautiful lands I constantly visit through the books I read.

For years I have followed book blogs which inspire me to read more and…


Hello! I am Andrea. I have been writing for a while about my travels around the world, but I have yet to write about all those beautiful lands I constantly visit through the books I read.

For years I have followed book blogs which inspire me to read more and…


I have been away from Medium for a while but I am back with more stories about my travels and now my new city.

With Michael, my now husband, we traveled around Europe and lived on Airbnbs for a year. …


We analyzed five cities in North Carolina to try and see if median incomes have been going up or down in the past two decades. Our findings were surprising.

Raleigh, NC

Image from http://www.visitraleigh.com/blog/post/2016/10/24/Things-to-Do-in-Raleigh-N-C-November-2016/9522/

On a two mile radius around Raleigh, median income in 2015 was $38,250, which is higher than the median…

Andrea Dardón Pell

Reader. Writer. Coder. Previously traveled around Europe as a Digital Nomad, now I live in New York City.

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