Jon McDonald

Writer, traveler, educator, drawn to places of cultural exchange and transformation. My blog records adventures in Europe and Asia.

About Me

From Portland, Oregon

Currently in Wrocław, Poland


In my personal life,

Warsaw's Royal Castle, May 2018

My Hobbies

Cooking locally

Environmental sustainability

Games with swords and maps

Learning about religion

Reading and writing fiction

Wandering around new cities

My Favorites

Modern Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Russian Novel: The Brothers Karamazov

Tom Waits Album: Bone Machine

Sci-Fi Horror Film: Alien

Super Nintendo Game: Super Metroid

Studio Ghibli Anime: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Episode of Avatar: The Chase / Korra Alone

Bangkok Street Food: Spicy Green Mango Salad

Mediterranean Island: Crete

City to Wander Around: Istanbul