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Trip: Colie Does Southeast Asia

There are [8] stories from my trip: Colie Does Southeast Asia

Reasons I am a Horrible Backpacker

CAMBODIA | Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | Views [430]

A list to make my mother proud 1) I shower Not only on a daily basis, but often multiple times a day. Call me crazy, but when it is over 100 degrees with 60% humidity I think two showers are in order. Maybe even three. 2) I do my laundry Again, ... Read more >

Hanoi: the city of beeping and Halong Bay: the place of drinking

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | Views [822]

Leaving Thailand wasn't easy, but I was so excited to see Halong Bay that I knew I had to move on.  My first solo travel was this flight to Hanoi; I am happy to report that it was painless and I did just fine. Once in Hanoi, I felt insanely overwhelmed.... Read more >

Chiang Mai - the second attempt (5/29 - 6/1)

THAILAND | Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | Views [895]

Before I left my last location, I wrote the world's best journal entry for Chiang Mai.  It was inspiring, thoughtful, witty, laden with perfect pictures, and probably would have been the answer for world peace.  Since it apparently did not post, none ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, cooking class, elephants, white water rafting

The Adventures of the Advanced Diver

THAILAND | Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | Views [545]

Last time I left off, my hunger for diving had begun and I knew I had been sucked into the Koh Tao vortex.  After signing up for the advanced course, I realized that my intended three night stay on the islands would now be six.  Whoops. At the lovely ... Read more >

Tags: aow, koh tao

Hello, paradise (May 23 - May 26)

THAILAND | Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | Views [547]

After a lovely bus ride from 9pm - 5am (thank you melatonin for making that possible), we arrived at Chumphon. Asian public transportation is notoriously unreliable but we somehow got the one bus that left on time and arrived well before the 7am ferry.... Read more >

Tags: diving, koh tao, open water

Alive and Well (plus Bangkok adventures)

THAILAND | Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | Views [833]

After a few emails that did not mask panic well asking if I am okay, I thought I would finally update my very well intentioned travel journal. In short, no.  Just kidding; I am great.  I cannot update my travel journal from my iPod and the island I ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok

Itinerary: To Reveal or Not to Reveal

USA | Saturday, 12 May 2012 | Views [436]

I'll cut to the chase: I am not going to reveal my entire itinerary.   First of all, I don't really have anything too defined.  Yes, I have a list of things I really want to do.  Is it likely that I will do them all?  Absolutely not.  Five weeks sounds ... Read more >

Planning Stages

USA | Friday, 4 May 2012 | Views [602] | Comments [1]

Stage One Hello all (or just mom and dad)!! So as you may know, I am planning a grand adventure between jobs.  I have done my research for the past few days and decided on Southeast Asia.  At this point, I think I can do a FAQ Colie's SE Asia FAQ ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, planning, southeast asia