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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Oct 11

Monthly Recap: September 2015

Nervous excitement. Melancholy. Relief. These are the emotions dancing through my stomach this evening as I wait for my redeye flight out of Bali and into Australia. It’s hard to believe my two months in Indonesia have come to a close—and even stranger to comprehend that my time in Southeast Asia is ending. After living …

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Sep 28

Remembering How Weird My Life Is

If I hear my dad say, “that’s a good story for the blog” one more time, I might chuck a mango at his head. But I have to admit the man has a point.   For the last two weeks I’ve been traveling through Bali with my parents and it’s been like seeing with fresh …

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Sep 16

What I’ve Learned in 6 Months of Solo Travel

  “The pumpkin spice flavors are coming out,” a friend back home told me over the phone. Caught off guard, I looked at the calendar asking, “Wait, what month is it?!” I’ve been living in perpetual summer since I started traveling and without a changing of seasons—or any kind of schedule, really—I’ve lost track of …

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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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Aug 02

Monthly Recap: July

Antibiotics are bad, but losing your leg to gangrene is probably worse, I reasoned with myself as I hobbled through the jungle today to pop those nasty pills that I know will ruin my stomach again. Then I swatted one of the dozen mosquitoes on my arm and prayed for no malaria.   I’m currently …

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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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