Pool at Komaneka Monkey Forest Ubud Bali
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Day 13: Tegalalang Rice Terraces and Exploring Ubud Temples

September 9, 2018 - For our one full day exploring Ubud, we decided to hire a driver to take us to all the main sites including the famous Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Originally, we were going to rent a motorbike since it was super cheap. But I had heard horror stories ahead of our trip of… Continue reading Day 13: Tegalalang Rice Terraces and Exploring Ubud Temples

Sunset while driving to Ubud, Bali Indonesia
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Day 12: Traveling from Chiang Mai, Thailand to Bali, Indonesia

September 8, 2018 - Traveling from Chiang Mai to Bali wasn't the easiest connection to plan for, but it worked out for our trip. In order to get from Chiang Mai to Bali, we would have to fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok on a domestic flight. Then fly from Bangkok to Bali. The tricky… Continue reading Day 12: Traveling from Chiang Mai, Thailand to Bali, Indonesia

Walking the Naga Staircase at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Day 11: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Exploring Chiang Mai Old City

September 7, 2018 - When I was planning our time in Chiang Mai I decided to leave one day open because I wanted to make sure we had enough time just to wander the Old City without any structure. In the end, I'm so glad I did this because it allowed us to plan a… Continue reading Day 11: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Exploring Chiang Mai Old City

The beautiful decorations for our desserts
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Day 10: Cooking Class with Thai Farm Cooking School

September 6, 2018 - We were ready and down in the lobby of BED Hotel around 7:45 am so we could enjoy breakfast a little longer than we did the day before. Our instructor from Thai Farm Cooking School (TFCS) would be picking us up around 8:30 am. The lovely Eva made me another cappuccino as… Continue reading Day 10: Cooking Class with Thai Farm Cooking School

Washing elephants in Thailand
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Day 9: Caring for Elephants at Blue Tao Village

Before I start talking about our incredible day with the elephants, I must do my part in the conservation of these beautiful creatures by explaining what it means to have an ethical experience with them. I plan on writing a full post on ethical elephant sanctuaries soon, so I'll keep this brief. Many people have… Continue reading Day 9: Caring for Elephants at Blue Tao Village

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Day 8: Siem Reap to Chiang Mai

September 4, 2018 Our last morning in Siem Reap was an early one. We woke up at 6:00 am to finish packing and then went to breakfast at 7:00 am. Our driver would be taking us to the airport at 8:00 am. Our last breakfast was so good and our entire stay was incredible; I… Continue reading Day 8: Siem Reap to Chiang Mai

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Day 5: Exploring Angkor Wat (Small Circuit)

Preface Before I go too far into our adventure in Cambodia, I wanted to give you a little history and context to some of what you'll read in the next few posts. Cambodia is in a post-war state. The country is very poor and its people are still suffering from the atrocities imposed by the… Continue reading Day 5: Exploring Angkor Wat (Small Circuit)

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Day 4: Bangkok to Siem Reap and Phnom Bakheng Sunset

August 31, 2018 At 3:30 am we woke up, gathered our things, then checked out of the Novotel. It was relatively quiet in the airport at that time so we were up to the check-in counter by 4:30 am. It was so interesting to see the number of people sleeping everywhere. It was like anywhere… Continue reading Day 4: Bangkok to Siem Reap and Phnom Bakheng Sunset