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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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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India, part 2

Our whirlwind tour of India continues... Day 78: And now to Agra we go We got an early morning start on our 6 hour (bumpy) drive to Agra and stopped in Fatehpur Sikri along the way--former capital of the Mughal Empire. It served as a home for all 3 (!) of the former king's wives …

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India, part 1

Our time in Oceania was over too soon, and now it was time for Asia. We decided to start in India and slowly work our way East, partially based on weather (some warned us it would be too hazy in India later in the year) and partially based on flight paths. Also based on a …

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#FijiTime

And now our final #islandlife stop (for now): Fiji. Day 65: Time travel is exhausting We left Tahiti the night of September 21st, at 2:30am--so really, just REALLY early on September 22nd. But after only a 5 hour flight, we landed in Auckland the morning of September 23rd...despite having done it a couple of times …

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Tahiti – paradise part 3

And now onto Tahiti... Day 61: Onto Mama Paradise, continued A short flight from Maupiti and now we were in Tahiti! We picked up our rental car, which poor Ben hated because it was a manual with a 'shitty clutch', and followed our Airbnb hosts to the studio apartment we were staying at. We originally …

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Auckland (& more)

Day 48: Ben nerds out Our last stop in New Zealand was Auckland, but first, a visit to Hobbiton along the way. For those of you who are not Lord of the Rings fans, Hobbiton was one of many filming locations for the LOTR and Hobbit movies. Now that the movies have been completed, they’ve …

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Why, hello there New Zealand!

After 3.5 weeks in Australia, it was time to visit its frenemy, New Zealand! Our path of travel was as follows: Queenstown, Wellington, Rotorua, and Auckland. [We picked this direction (South Island to North Island) because of future flights (all of which are best routed via Auckland).] Here are our adventures from Queenstown and Wellington! …

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