Asia

Cambodian Village Life

Cambodian Village Life

I spent Monday in a village located about 20 minutes outside Siem Reap. It was important to me to get outside of the city to see how Cambodians truly live, as Siem Reap is very touristy. As we drove away from the city, the paved […]

Bruised Butt

Bruised Butt

I swear that I have bruised my butt, though I see no signs of bruising (yes, I checked). It hurts to move, to sit on cushioned chairs, and to climb stairs. It’s my own fault. I found a bike tour that said it started its […]

The Art of Doing Nothing

The Art of Doing Nothing

We are in paradise, and I’m convinced paradise is trying to kill me. A slow death of boredom. We have spent the last two days in Amed, a small strip of land nestled in between the volcanic mountains of central Bali and the Bali Sea. […]

Magical Bali

Magical Bali

Bali is as everyone explains it: amazing, magical, like no other place on earth. I’m not really sure that I can pinpoint exactly what it is that makes it so special; I can only tell you that it is as remarkable as everyone says that […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Ayutthaya

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Ayutthaya

First, I love World Heritage Sites. UNESCO has created (and continues to update) a list of cultural and natural places that have been deemed to have some sort of significance. Once on the list, UNESCO helps maintain the sites. Italy leads the list with the […]

Monsoon Season in Phuket

Monsoon Season in Phuket

Phuket was a last minute addition in our trip, so I guess somehow in my obsessive planning I missed that June is monsoon season, the low season. Basically, this means that things are slower, the water is rough, Lonely planet assures me that staff will work […]

Complimentary: Lunch, Beverages and Barf Bags

Complimentary: Lunch, Beverages and Barf Bags

On our first day, John went into a Padi shop to inquire about scuba diving, and we learned that the water was going to be too rough for diving, so rough, in fact, that the woman recommended land activities for the next two days. John […]