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
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
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
Read all about Day 7 of our journey through Southeast Asia. We explored more of Cambodia's deadly past and learned all about landmine detecting rats. We may have met one too!
Our day exploring the Grand Circuit of Angkor Wat... and accidentally eating bugs for dinner!
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)
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
August 30, 2018 About 2 hours before landing we were served breakfast. Eric and I both got the cheese omelet with chicken sausage. I didn't eat the sausage but the omelet was good. My fruit had mold on it though so that wasn't very appetizing. I checked the map before we landed and realized the… Continue reading Day 3: Arriving in Seoul and Flying to Bangkok
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 This day actually started at night. Our flight to Seoul, South Korea from Atlanta, Georgia wasn't until Midnight so we both worked a full day and still had time to go home to shower before we left for the airport. Around 9:00 pm, we called a… Continue reading Days 1 & 2: Atlanta, Georgia to Seoul, South Korea
The phrase "packing light" is relative. If you usually travel with a giant suitcase with two decently sized carry-ons, your version of packing light may not be the same as mine. For our 25-day trip to Europe, I only brought one large backpack and a small daypack and I am so excited to be doing… Continue reading How to Pack Light for a Big Trip Abroad