When I traveled to Asia for four months back in 2015, my mother kept saying it was a “once in a lifetime opportunity.” My combative nature and I were like, “Why does it have to be once in a lifetime? … Continue reading
Street Food Khao Soi Drinking morning tea w/ elephants Elephant Nature Park Fatty Tuna! Frangipani blossoms Crooked trees that overtake man-made structures Watermelon Lychees Mangosteen Mangoes Tamarind Pineapple with salt and red pepper Ok, ALL the fresh fruit. I’m really … Continue reading
I thought through a technical glitch that I’d lost all my pictures from Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia, and half of my Tokyo pics. Turns out I found them!! Nusa Lembongan is an island off the coast of Bali. It’s part of … Continue reading
A definite highlight of my trip was getting to see so many waterfalls. It wasn’t the rainy season so they often weren’t running in full glory, but they provided some of my most blissfully peaceful memories. This is the waterfall in … Continue reading
This is the gate into Angkor Thom – the large complex with many various temples and palaces, the most famous of which is Bayon – the rising temple of the many faces.
The sun had risen and more tourists began to arrive at Ta Prohm, so we were off! Our next stops were Prae Roup and Mebon. They are near one another and very similar in architectural style. Unlike Ta Prohm, which is in … Continue reading
The most rewarding “touristy” adventure I went on was seeing the Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
I didn’t visit many museums on my trip. In fact, I only went to three – and they were all sites where great acts of cruelty and torture were enacted and had been turned into historical monuments. Two were in … Continue reading
If I could become the official spell-checker for all of South East Asia, I would be set for life. From Thailand to Indonesia, I came across signs with all sorts of silly miss-spellings, delightfully dirty double meanings, awesome graffiti, and … Continue reading