What’s in my bag? My picks for travel gear

This time last year I was dreaming of my upcoming trip. I spent countless hours scouring travel books and blogs,ย completely obsessed with finding the right items that would see me through 3-4 months on the road! The tricky part was packing for a month in India, followed by a couple of months in Southeast Asia,…

Hoi An: Food and Fancy Fitted Clothes!

So, a couple ofย months after the fact, I am revisiting my travel blog and finishing up writing about the rest of the places I visited! Hope you enjoy. I loved Hoi An! After having spent so much time surrounded by high-rise buildings and in bustling cities, it was refreshing to be in a quieter place,…

Saying Goodbye to My Travel Family

Well, the end of an era has arrived. Today I said goodbye to Beth and Jacquie, who have been my other two-thirds over the past few months. It wasn’t an easy goodbye. I cried and walked back to the hostel in Chiang Mai, as they proceeded on to a bus to Chiang Rai. Even though…

Nha Trang: Mojzo, Mud Baths, and Vinpearl!

On a tip from Jacquie’s travel buddy Tegan, we made a booking to stay at the Mojzo Inn while we were in Nha Trang. Best decision we ever made, and best hostel we have stayed at throughout our time in Southeast Asia, hands-down. The ladies who run this hostel (Snow, Twin, Gem, Lee, and their…

Ho Chi Minh City

Good morning Vietnam! Well, it actually wasn’t such a good morning… we got off the bus from Cambodia in the middle of one of Vietnam’s busiest cities, groggy and disoriented. We carefully negotiated a deal with a taxi driver (after waving away most of the ones who had ambushed us when we got off the…

Beach Time! Sihanoukville & Koh Rong Samloem

After many hours of bus ride, and a jarring vehicle switch in Phnom Penh at 6am (there is no such thing as a direct bus in Cambodia), we arrived in Sihanoukville, the main city on the coast, for some well deserved beach time! We checked in to Monkey Republic, the top youth hostel in the…