When Jes and I began our big 6 month trip in 2013, it took us about 5 days to actually acclimatize to the new time zone and pace of life. We were in Bangkok at that time, and I remember that we’d get so exhausted by mid afternoon that we would go back to […]Read More Sleepless in Saigon
Every day at nap time we read Daniel Dr. Seuss’ baby-ified book “Oh Baby, Go Baby”. At first we chose this book because (1) we received it as a gift so we had it on hand, (2) it has some fun interactive stuff going on in it, and (3) it’s relatively short and easy […]Read More Oh Baby, The Places You’ll Go!
I’ve been struggling a lot with how to write about our trek in Nepal, as each day was so different in terms of scenery and environment and emotion, yet the routine we followed was so similar. I always thought I might be able to summarize everything together in one go, but I think I’ve realized […]Read More And We’re Off! Annapurna Circuit Part 1: Besi Sahar to Jagat
Update: Alright folks, I know we’re incredibly behind now. As most of you know, we’ve already been home for 2 months now and still haven’t posted about the second half of our trip! Getting back into real life has been no fun, and finding the time to finish these posts has been much harder than […]Read More A quick stay in Kathmandu
It’d been a while since we’d had any good beach time on our trip, so we decided to check out the Malaysian islands called Pulau Perhentian next. Funnily enough, we ended up spending 9 days there at a wonderful beach-front resort but never really made it to the beach. The reason? We fell in love […]Read More Learning to “Go Places, Meet people, Do things.” in Pulau Perhentian
After Penang we were in dire need of some cooler temperatures so we hit up the higher altitude Cameron Highlands next. There in a town called Tanah Rata we found much cooler breezes and some beautiful treks to explore the local area. Apparently this area was first developed as a hill station in the 1920s […]Read More Tea & scones in Malaysia? You betcha, only in the Cameron Highlands…
We had wanted to escape to the cooler Cameron Highlands after the oppressive heat of KL but we found ourselves traveling in the midst of the Malaysian school holidays so all the hotels and guesthouses were seemingly completely packed. Rather than pay higher prices, we switched destinations and headed to Georgetown, Penang next instead. Penang was […]Read More Five Phenomenal Days in Georgetown, Penang