Category Archives: SE ASIA

Diving with Manta Rays in Komodo National Park *video

Swimming back to the liveaboard boat on the Great Barrier Reef, I became lazy, put back on my mask and snorkel and rolled back over into the water.  That was when a huge dark shadow moved towards me, underneath me.  … Continue reading

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When a Mom Goes to Thailand. Sisters in Thailand: Part II

In Monday’s post, my little sister guest blogged about her trip around northern and southern Thailand.  For today’s post, my older sister, Kris, writes about being stuck with me on a Thai island for nearly two weeks back in March. … Continue reading

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Sisters in Thailand: Part I

Update: I’m back in the USA!  While my RTW trip is technically over, there is plenty to catch you up on here and plenty more adventures to come.  Stay tuned. Back in March and April of this year, I met … Continue reading

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Exploring Angkor Wat in 3 Days

Just 3 miles outside the city center of Siem Reap, Cambodia the ancient temple of Angkor Wat sits amongst 400 sq km of land comprising a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Angkor Archaeological Park offers 1, 3 or 7 day … Continue reading

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When A Tourist Attraction Feels All Wrong

Outside the city of Battambang, Cambodia one of the highlights is to visit the killing caves. During the 1970s, during Pol Pot’s rule of the Khmer Rouge government, these caves outside town were used for murder.  For whatever reason, what … Continue reading

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Hiking, Diving & Wildlife in Sabah – Borneo!

There’s something to be said for being flexible and listening to travel advice from fellow nomads.  Travel plans were nearly locked in surrounding my sister visits, but my buddies over at SmashAdventures spoke with such passion about their Borneo excursions that … Continue reading

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Backpacker or Flashpacker?

Something strange happened to me when I hit Indonesia.  From sleeping on a shelf on a boat off the coast of Australia, suddenly it was all air condition and modern bathrooms for me.  I was dangerously close to becoming a … Continue reading

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