Hi. I’m Ashlyn.
Middle World Adventures was created to share my stories of living abroad. After growing up in the midwest and living ten years in Charleston, my spouse and I moved from the Holy City to Hungary. You’ll find our travel stories under the destinations tab, along with a fully downloadable map of all our favorite sites in each city.
I’m forever ♡light trespassing ♡questioning ♡visiting libraries ♡wandering ♡on the hunt for the next pierogi spot ♡coffee in hand.
I’m an avid reader, manic writer, and have a passion for creating change.
Why “Middle World Adventures”?
In Hungarian folklore the world is divided into three levels. The Upper World (Felső világ) is home to the gods; the Underworld (Alsó világ) is the lowest layer. In between is the Middle World (Középső világ), where we live. At the center of the world is the Tree of Life (Világfa/Életfa) which connects all three layers: its foliage reaches Felső világ and its roots all the way to Alsó világ.
I’m sharing stories from the Middle World. Középső világ kalandok.
You can read a couple of my newest posts here:
“How About You Amaze Me and Do the Right Thing… Have an Independent Investigation”: March Update on MSU, the USOPC, & USAG
“How about you amaze me and do the right thing… have an independent investigation.” (Simone Biles in response to a tweet by USA Gymnastics wishing her a happy birthday– essentially in less than fifteen words also restoring my faith in the world again). Chavez, Nicole. 2020. “Simone Biles Claps Back at USA Gymnastics After They … Continue reading “How About You Amaze Me and Do the Right Thing… Have an Independent Investigation”: March Update on MSU, the USOPC, & USAG
Last summer Chris and I spent a long weekend in Paris for the World Cup (USA vs. Chile). We had fun exploring the city while also attending our first women’s soccer football match. This was my first time in Paris–only my second time in France–and because of our limited time in the city I was … Continue reading “Victory is Equality”: Paris, France
The Chornobyl Power Plant and the city of Pripyat were the final stops on our tour. Where are we? It was incredible to just be there. That’s the only way I can put into words the way it felt to stand at the place where everything happened. If you were just randomly driving near the … Continue reading Chornobyl Power Plant & Prypiat