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Trip: Southeast Asia

There are [15] stories from my trip: Southeast Asia

Nepal vs. Tibetan

NEPAL | Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | Views [303]

Next stop was Nepal.  I wasn't ready for what Nepal was to bring. With all the research that I didn't do about Nepal served to show me the need to look at things like weather and climate.   As we flew into Kathmandu, the first thing that ... Read more >

Bangkok self discoveries

THAILAND | Sunday, 10 Jan 2016 | Views [387]

Being in Bangkok for a few days gave me a look into some of my limits and some experiences that pushed me. I found that when places say an approximation of time to their property or how long it takes always expect 30 minutes more at least.  After ... Read more >

Tags: bad hotels, lessons, motorbike first, thailand, travels

Realizations of what we take for granted

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | Views [412]

Exploring done, we headed to meet the kids from the local foundation that Dick helped fund. We headed out to lying Buddha and Town to give blessings and alms to the local town people.  Meeting the kids was such a rewarding opportunity. The ... Read more >

Tags: blessings, english, kids with dreams, waterfalls

A city of chaos after serenity

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | Views [393]

From the serene country side to the hustle and bustle of siem reap was quite the jolt. The busy streets filled with tuk tuks swerving  around cars and motorcycles careening around tuk tuks. Wherever you looked there was a cloud of dust filling ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, chaos, temples, tuk tuk

Photos: Laos heart strings

LAOS | Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | Photo Gallery

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A little piece of my heart

LAOS | Sunday, 3 Jan 2016 | Views [354]

The last days in Laos were amazing. Taking a 2 hour van ride to a small village was quite the roller coaster. The roads or lack there of kept us jostled to alertness lest you catch some air under your rump and grapple for anything to hold into so that ... Read more >

Tags: broken boats, chilly breeze, laos village

A shamans' blessings

LAOS | Friday, 1 Jan 2016 | Views [480] | Comments [1]

As the day progressed, our tour guide and all time favorite guy, Phon, led us to his village. There we were ushered into a house and asked to sit interspersed between the village elders and head shaman. As we sat on the floor we were placed around an ... Read more >

Tags: blessings, laos, scary chicken, shaman

Alms for the monks

LAOS | Friday, 1 Jan 2016 | Views [379]

5 am comes very early when you are determined to stay up till 12. Still on California time I stayed up even later, adrenaline and lack of sleepiness keeping me wide awake, but I was not about to miss the next day's events. We awoke before the morning ... Read more >

Tags: alms, laos, mekong river, monks, morning market, silk worms, sunrise

Photos: Laos

LAOS | Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Taiwan

TAIWAN | Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | Photo Gallery

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A Laotian New Year's Eve

LAOS | Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | Views [430]

After a quick sleep in Bangkok I met the GFF group at the airport. In amps attempt to deal with numerous confusing interactions with airport people who had no idea what I was saying and vice versa, wrong directions, and utter confusion and chaos; I found ... Read more >

Tags: laos, nye, travels

Sleeper in Thailand

TAIWAN | Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | Views [464] | Comments [1]

Well after a long 48+ hours I finally got a bed and a shower. Oh the feelings of rejuvenation! Now comes the adjusting to things like say, cold showers and hard beds.  Yesterday I got to visit Taipei and see some cool sights. To my brother's ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, memorials, taipei street food

1st hurdle

USA | Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | Views [371] | Comments [1]

So first hurdle averted! Because of the inclement weather everywhere, all flights were delayed. So of course I heard the dreaded speaker pipe up with my full name (horror of horrors), and tell me to "please step up to the counter". As I dragged my pack ... Read more >

Tags: air time, hurdles


USA | Friday, 25 Dec 2015 | Views [428] | Comments [1]

Alright, here is the first run on trying to start a journal/blog..... I have four days until I embark on an amazing but nerve-racking adventure. I'm not exactly sure what I am looking for, but I hope to gain invaluable knowledge and a love and respect ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, new places

First blog before departure

USA | Sunday, 13 Dec 2015 | Views [311]

The final days are coming!! 

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