Philippines, part 2

Here’s the second half of our Filipino adventures: Day 141, continued: Electricity is overrated? Once I had my pants back, I was a much happier woman. My stress (and anger) levels were reduced enough that I could happily take a nap on the ferry ride back to Cebu with the assistance of my wonderful travel …

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Vietnam – aka rain, rain, go away

The catch-up continues... Day 117: Another day lost to travel, another crap hotel We left Phuket in the mid-afternoon and had a layover in Bangkok on the way to Hanoi, so most of this day was pretty uneventful. We arrived late in the evening and then spent way too much time figuring out the visa …

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Angkor WHAT?! (aka Siem Reap)

Before continuing onto part 3 of our Thai adventures, we first headed to Cambodia for a week of adventures in Siem Reap. Day 100 (!): All things Angkor Another Air Asia flight under our belts, we arrived in Siem Reap in the early afternoon and met up with our pre-arranged tuk tuk driver to get …

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Photo Post – Terrific Thailand

After a few very hectic weeks in India and Nepal, we had a little bit more relaxation time planned for Thailand, so there aren't quite as many photos this time around, but we still got to see a lot. Enjoy! (And of course, there was our Cambodia temple-marathon in between our Thailand destinations, but I'm …

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Thailand, part 2 – Chiang Mai

Our Thai adventures continue... Day 94: Bugs...yum? We had yet another Air Asia flight that morning, this time to head to Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand. The flight passed without issue and we were at our new hotel--Rendezvous Classic House--by mid afternoon. We found a random spot for lunch that afternoon (there weren't …

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Thailand, part 1 – Bangkok

Out of all of our Asian destinations, I was most excited for Thailand, so here we go! Day 88, part 2: More curry everything, please Our arrival in Bangkok (from Kathmandu) was smooth, especially because it was only upon arrival that I realized that US and EU citizens don't need a visa to enter the …

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Nepal – aka #wheresEverest

After India, we moved on to Nepal. As you can imagine, most of Nepal's tourism industry revolves around hiking in the Himalayas, especially Everest. Needless to say, this is definitely not what I came to Nepal for--if I can barely climb up a hill in New Zealand, I'm basically guaranteed to die anywhere near Everest. …

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Photo Post – Enchanting Nepal

While we were in Nepal, the weather wasn't bad, but there were a lot of clouds and haze. That meant that some of the views we were hoping for didn't materialize. The 2015 earthquake also unfortunately destroyed a lot of the historical temples and there is still a long way to go with the restoration …

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