“Don't worry, sister. This is India.” Our tuk-tuk driver looked back at us with a small chuckle. We'd just explained to him the elaborate scam we'd fallen into, not even realizing yet that he was probably in on it too. We had arrived in Delhi just a few hours before. Navigating the airport and immigration/customs … Continue reading Don’t Worry, This is India
I'll never forget my first sip of lǎp’eq·ye tea on our first day in Myanmar. Decadent like Belgian hot chocolate, but with a distinct black tea flavor, the hot liquid sent an instant message from my mouth to my brain that THIS is the taste of heaven. Our local guide smiled knowingly in response to … Continue reading Exploring Ancient Myanmar
In the first season of the (hilarious) musical parody show Crazy Ex Girlfriend, there's a scene where the main character is so excited to have friends to invite to her party that she sings an overly peppy song with the simple lyrics, “I have friends, I definitely have friends!”. In the weeks leading up to … Continue reading Thailand Island Adventures: Phuket, Khao Sok and Krabi
Have you ever looked into the eyes of an animal and thought that the life looking back at you was the same as you? We experienced this several times during our week and a half in Malaysian Borneo. We split our time between the jungle of Sabah and under the sea scuba diving around the … Continue reading Borneo Wildlife Adventure
It was raining when we landed in Bandung, Indonesia. It was one of those flights where you deplane outside on the tarmac and walk into the airport terminal on a path lined with orange cones to keep passengers from wandering onto an active runway. “Great, we're definitely going to get wet.” I thought. But I … Continue reading Take Me Back to Indonesia
I'll admit I knew very little about Singapore when Tim and I arrived. I didn't know what to expect, but the hours spent in immigration during our bus ride from Kuala Lumpur into Singapore was not a promising start. Thankfully, this was the only less than wonderful thing we experienced is this little city-state. Itinerary: … Continue reading Singapore, We’ll Be Back for More!
I've read so many great things about Peninsular Malaysia. Travel guides tout the food as being the best in Southeast Asia, the city of Georgetown as overflowing with charm, and Kuala Lumpur as the melting pot of Malaysia’s melange of cultures. Can I be honest though? I wasn't crazy about it. It is actually one … Continue reading Meh-laysia – A Mediocre Travel Story
“They call it God's Country.” Our guide, Nicko, took a drag off his cigarette, his free hand on his hip. Tim and I loaded our packs into the trailer behind the Toyota Prado we'd be sharing with 6 other people on our 9-day road trip from Broome to Darwin. Itinerary: Days 1-2: Broome Day 3: … Continue reading They Call it God’s Country – The Kimberley
Western Australia is dying. No, really. This continent once held the tallest mountains on earth, but time has eroded them to mere hills. The land is hot and dry, with the exception of the country's edges, which are still hot, and still pretty dry. Head inland and you'll find burnt red dirt and sparse desert … Continue reading Wild, Wild West(-ern Australia) – Perth to Broome Road Trip
We visited Tasmania in 2014 on our first trip around the world, and fell in love with it. You could call us Tasmaniacs. Naturally, on this trip we had to go back. Itinerary: Days 1-4: Hobart and surrounds (day trips to Maria Island, Port Arthur and hiking Mount Wellington) Days 5-8: Bicheno (including Bay of … Continue reading We Still Have Tas-Mania!