Posts Tagged ‘southeast asia’

250k Kitecamp Bamboo Private Island

250k Kitecamp Bamboo Private Island

I peered over the banca and watched the bamboo poles slice through the turquoise blue water. I had never seen boats like this in my previous journeys through Southeast Asia, these unique outriggers are native to the Philippines. Constructed with boom expansions attached to hollow bamboo poles for extra stability as they motor through choppy water. I was […]

Kite Babes in Palawan

Kite Babes in Palawan

Missing the wind and desiring a tropical paradise where we could kite in bikinis, five kite babes fled California winter to explore the gorgeous Palawan islands in the Philippines. I packed my new bikinis I bought from a small boutique I stumbled upon in the Mission District in San Francisco. How was it possible that there was […]

Slinging it in Singapore!

Slinging it in Singapore!

Nicole and I took a bus from Melaka, Malaysia to Singapore. The bus ride took four hours and cost only $15. It is quite shocking to see how immaculate Singapore is right in the middle of Southeast Asia! It is modern, clean, organized and has the ultra-efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train system that can […]

Melaka

Melaka

After the jungle, we headed Melaka, which turned out to be a charming town full of Malaysian history. We arrived in Melaka on October 1st, the first day after the end of Ramada which is a big celebration for the Muslim communities as well as the beginning of a week long holiday. Melaka was crowded […]

Back to the jungle…Taman Negara

Back to the jungle…Taman Negara

After traveling apart for two weeks, Nicole and I met up again in Taman Negara, Malaysia. Lonely Planet described Taman Negara as “A buzzing, leech-infested mass of primary forest over 130 million years old, sprawling across 4343 sq km.” Despite all the “jungle fun” we had in Laos a few months back, Nicole and I […]

Three Cups of Tea: A must read for all Americans

Three Cups of Tea: A must read for all Americans

While lounging on the beach on the Perhentian Islands, I quickly read a book with a story that is so remarkable and inspiring that I had to share. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a time.By: Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin “Slowly and painfully, we are seeing worldwide […]

Perhentian Islands: where I found solitude and scuba

Perhentian Islands: where I found solitude and scuba

Throughout my travels I have really pushed myself to try new things and have set out to discover all that I enjoy and what makes me happy. Perhaps the most surprising realization I have made in the past year is just how much I enjoy being alone. As a “Type A” personality and someone who […]

Hoi An: A Shoppers Paradise

Hoi An: A Shoppers Paradise

We ended our four day motorbike tour in Hoi An, a small port town in the middle of Vietnam. Hoi An is a very cute and charming town with a pretty river front, and quaint streets lit by brightly colored lanterns showing off the towns French influenced architecture. I became very excited as we whizzed […]

“Easyrider” motorbike tour of the Central Highlands

“Easyrider” motorbike tour of the Central Highlands

I continued to have a horrible night, getting no sleep because I was so so sick. We were scheduled to depart Nha Trang at 8:00 AM for a four day motorbike tour through the Central Highlands with “Easyriders” a group of Vietnamese tour guides that provide long distance tours via motorbikes. The tour was highly […]

Playing in the dirty South China Sea…

Playing in the dirty South China Sea…

After two days in Saigon, Danny and I took an overnight train to Nha Trang. We arrived in Nha Trang at 6 am and checked into a really cool room with a patio overlooking the ocean. I was excited to discover our tv showed CNN and I was able to watch alot of the Democratic […]

Vietnam update

Vietnam update

The last two weeks have been super busy and quite the adventure leaving me very little free time to update the blog. Danny and I had a great time traveling together from Saigon in the South all the way North to Hanoi. We played at the beach, road motorbikes for days, got custom tailored clothes […]

Ho Chi Minh City aka: Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City aka: Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is still Saigon to everyone that lives there, and is the largest city in Vietnam. Over the last ten years the city has increased it’s population from 3 to 9 million people! Saigon is loud, crazy, fast moving, and has the scariest traffic I have ever seen! Forget following simple […]

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