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CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | Views [400]

October 6, 2014 Koh Rong Island, Cambodia The ride from Siem Reap to Kratie was a bit rough. We had booked with Siem Reap World Trip Travel in the Old Market near Pub Street, a company we found while roaming around town and the woman told us she ... Read more >

On to Cambodia. Again.

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | Views [417]

It turns out the taxi ride to the Myanmar Embassy was far more of an adventure than the Embassy itself. After flagging down about five taxis, each refusing to use a meter (they wanted to pre-negotiate so they could get a much higher rate), the sixth ... Read more >

And so it begins. Again.

THAILAND | Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | Views [410]

September 24, 2014 Wild Orchid Villa, Bangkok, Thailand As Randy (my partner and travel companion) embark on a nine-month journey to Southeast Asia to conduct research for my dissertation and to travel for the sake of it, I find myself struggling ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, flights, research

The End . . . for now

NICARAGUA | Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | Views [788]

                The bus to Rivas, where I was to catch the connection to Granada, was supposed to leave at 11A.   And I was told it was the only bus that day because it was Good Friday so I was on the bus by 10:45.   It finally left at around 12:... Read more >

Volcano Boarding, Water Sports, and Semana Santa

NICARAGUA | Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | Views [1739] | Comments [1]

Buenas Dias,                 I write from 9,500 ft above Nicaragua where I am in what must be the world’s smallest commercial plane with a maximum of 12 passengers.   The plane is nearly full today with 10 passengers.   When I last left you I was ... Read more >

hiking and diving galore

HONDURAS | Sunday, 21 Mar 2010 | Views [1147] | Comments [1]

Greetings all,                 The lake house near Alpeneca was very rustic, but lovely.   It’s actually in a town called Laguna Verde, named after the green lake there.   There were two houses – one a standard house with a kitchen and the ... Read more >

Beaches and Waterfalls

EL SALVADOR | Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | Views [1465]

Greetings! El Zonte was awesome.   I made friends within five minutes of arriving and we spent most of our time there together.   Our hotel had a shaded rooftop terrace with hammocks and a great view of the Pacific.   There was also a pool complete ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, el salvador, juayua

Mayan Ruins and Active Volcanoes

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 21 Feb 2010 | Views [2503] | Comments [1]

My relaxing weekend was just that.   I hadn’t realized that I had been going nonstop for two weeks, and hadn’t slept past 7A in all that time.   The next week was pretty uneventful.   It was filled with Spanish class.   I decided to go on a trip ... Read more >

Tags: antigua, guatemala, tikal, volcano

Spanish school in Antigua

GUATEMALA | Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | Views [1063] | Comments [1]

Hola de Antigua,                 The trip down here from San Ignacio was a long one.   I caught a bus to Benque, a town near the border.   While on the bus I was very fortunate to meet two German girls, one of which spoke fluent Spanish.   ... Read more >

Photos: Central America

BELIZE | Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

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BELIZE | Saturday, 23 Jan 2010 | Views [429]

    Greetings from Belize.  It’s nice to be traveling again even though it doesn’t seem as though it’s been very long since my last trip.   It’s also nice to be writing this at a bar/restaurant rather than in an internet café now that I have my ... Read more >

The Last Leg

THAILAND | Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | Views [598]

Hello from stateside.  Here is the final installment :-(        My flight from Clark/Manila took me to Singapore where I stayed the night in the aiport (8 hrs) before flying to Phuket, Thailand the next day.  For those of you had haven't been to the ... Read more >

Running out of time

THAILAND | Friday, 15 May 2009 | Views [664]

Hello from Bangkok, where I await my flight home.  And now back to the Philippines. . .       So I flew to Manila with Felix and we took a bus into town.  Manila is everything everyone has said it was - super sketchy, dirty, and ugly.  We couldn't ... Read more >

Bed bugs, orangutans and mountain summits‏

THAILAND | Sunday, 26 Apr 2009 | Views [709]

Hello all,       I write from Phang Nga, Thailand.  It's been about four days since I've had a fluent English conversation and I'm starting to wish I knew Thai. . .  I last left you in Semporna where I was recovering from an ear injury from diving beautiful ... Read more >

From Bali to Borneo

MALAYSIA | Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | Views [3125]

Greetings from Semporna,Malaysian Borneo.     I'll start by going back to Bali.  I met up with Lauren again in the Denpasar (Bali) airport and we shared a taxi to Kuta with a British guy named Nick.   We spent about an hour wandering around ... Read more >

Visa runs, leeches, and island hopping‏

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | Views [1542] | Comments [1]

Hello all,       I hail from Kuta, Bali where we'll be catching a plane to Borneo tomorrow.  I last left you in Koh Samui when Jedd, Nico, Doris and I split from Ashleigh and Lauren to head to Ranong.  Once in Ranong (which is one of the cheapest places ... Read more >

Livin it up in Thailand

THAILAND | Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | Views [1260]

Hi everyone,       I'm writing this from an island in the Gulf of Thailand called Koh Samui.  When I left Laos, I spent two nights in a row on buses to get to Khao Lak, where our live aboard dive cruise was leaving for the Similan Islands.  The ... Read more >

Leaving Laos

LAOS | Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Views [906]

Hello everyone,       Time just flies by and it seems it's been nearly a month since I last wrote!  When I last left you I was awaiting a 24 - 30 hr. bus from Hanoi, Vietnam to Vientiane, Laos (It's pronounced Lao by the way - the "s" is silent).... Read more >

On to Laos

VIETNAM | Sunday, 4 Jan 2009 | Views [598]

Hello all, I'm sitting in a Backpackers in Hanoi where I await a 24-30 hour seated bus nto Vientiane, Laos. We hear it's not a fun ride and I'm not looking forward to it, but it's $14, whereas the flight is $130, so we figured it might at least be ... Read more >


VIETNAM | Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | Views [451]

    I'm writing from Ho Chi Minh City (still known as Saigon to those who live here).  When I last left you all, I was in Rach Gia, waiting for my ferry to Phu Quoc Island.  Phu Quoc was awesome.  It was supposedly "high season," but the beaches ... Read more >

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