Category Archive: Destinations

Oct 26

Mother of Dragons: A Journey To Komodo Island

I do a lot of pretty crazy things: unusual, unorthodox, exciting, fun things. But occasionally I do something and then look back on it and think, whoa, that was actually REALLY crazy. My 4-day boat trip to Komodo Island, Indonesia was like that. To summarize, I spent four days on an old, old wooden ship …

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Oct 16

Drinking Bali’s Expensive Poop Coffee

You could say that poop and coffee are quite related. The color is the primary example that comes to mind, but we all know the after effects of coffee also create a satisfying morning, ahem… toilet session. But the connection ends there; even though some of that office coffee might taste like crap, never would …

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Sep 08

Monthly Recap: August

The last month has felt like I was Alice dropped down the rabbit hole, only instead of chairs and lamps flying past my head it was komodo dragons and rickety boats and volcanoes—oh, and flurry of mojitos. Needless to say, my first month in Indonesia has been a whirlwind. I haven’t blogged in a month …

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Aug 03

I’m Going, Going, Back, Back, to Bali, Bali

The rush of a waterfall, a fresh mountain breeze. Lush green rice paddies, the fragrant smell of jasmine. Fiery sunsets and serenity. Memories of Bali wash in and out, like the gentle lapping of a calm morning beach. Two years ago I flew to Bali to escape the insanity of my life in Korea. Expecting …

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Jul 18

What It’s Like to Learn Muay Thai in Thailand

A few weeks ago I didn’t know much about Muay Thai other than it’s some kind of martial art similar to kickboxing. Today, after two weeks of training in Muay Thai, I could punch you in the face, kick you in the ribs, and tell you all about it. (Just please don’t hit me back, …

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Jul 10

A Week With Elephants: Volunteering at Elephant Nature Park

Scooping poop, chopping down a cornfield, and chucking around watermelons are not some of the more glamorous things I’ve done in my life, but it was all worth it to spend a week with elephants.   Playing with elephants is one of the most quintessential things to do in Thailand so when my friends from …

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Jul 03

Monthly Recap: June 2015

The end of this month really snuck up on me! June was full of surprises and spontaneous decisions and most of it was pretty damn incredible. I wrote in last month’s post that Thailand was slowly stealing my heart and it’s true; after two months here, I’m head over heels for this country. But to …

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Jun 23

Canyoning (AKA Jumping Off Waterfalls) in Dalat

Have you ever wanted to jump off of a perfectly good cliff? Have you ever been inclined to hurl yourself into the churning base of an 80 foot waterfall? Have you ever seen a ledge and thought, gosh, I really want to hold on to a rope and lean backwards into the abyss? No? Well, …

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Jun 21

Saying Goodbye

It’s been one week since I left my little teaching job bubble in central Thailand, but it already feels like a world away. I’m back in travel mode now and excited for my upcoming plans (hint: they include a week of hanging out with elephants!) but leaving was hard and gave me all the feels. …

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Jun 20

Mermaid Life: Shipwreck Diving in Coron, Philippines

Like most little girls of my generation, I was moderately obsessed with The Little Mermaid. Splashing around in the pool pretending to have fins, arguing over who got to be Ariel, and passionately belting the words to Part of Your World was a staple of my childhood. But unlike most others, I never quite outgrew …

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Jun 01

Monthly Recap: May 2015

The Philippines is like that lover I keep coming back to. Vietnam is the one with everything I want but we’ll only ever be friends. Cambodia used and abused me, but I know I’ll still go back for more. Thailand, now, is in the process of slowly courting me. While it didn’t initially steal my …

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May 27

6 Interesting (and hilarious) Things About Teaching in Thailand

Surprise! I live in Thailand now! The last place I wrote about was Vietnam (and how I fell in love), and I completely skipped over my travels through Cambodia. I’ll get back to those, but for now I’ll tell you about my current adventure and new job in middle-of-nowhere, Thailand.   A few weeks ago …

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