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
If you are planning a trip to Indonesia, you are already doing something right. Indonesia is one of my favorite countries I've ever visited. The people are warm and kind, the food is great, and it's safe and easy to get around. On top of that, the natural sights are incredible. From beaches, to mountains … Continue reading Indonesia Itinerary – Java, Bali and Komodo National Park
If you like watching nature documentaries, you’ve probably seen segments about Indonesia’s resident lizard from the era of the dinosaurs - the Komodo dragon. Since they live in remote Komodo National Park, it’s been difficult for travelers to visit and see these wild animals themselves. In the past decade, officials in Indonesia have bolstered the … Continue reading What to Expect – Exploring Komodo National Park
Java, Indonesia is an incredible island to explore, especially if you enjoy nature and unique geology. A highlight of our time in Java was body rafting in Green Canyon near the city of Pangandaran. A mix between canyoning, white water rafting and hiking, body rafting is a unique adventure, and body rafting in Green Canyon … Continue reading What to Expect – Body Rafting in Java’s Green Canyon
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!