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#WordlessWednesday : Pilgrim

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#ThrowbackThursday : Borneo

It’s been a year since this blog started! To celebrate, I’m starting a new series called Throwback Thursday, in which I’ll be re-posting some of my favorite blog posts. Rain in the Borneo Jungle Picture this, if you will. It is a … Continue reading

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#WordlessWednesday : Travel Truth

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Hongkong

I loved Hongkong at first sight — without question, it is one of the world’s great cities. We spent much of a day wandering the streets here, and this first introduction has been enough to convince me that spending more time … Continue reading

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Angkor Wat

A picture is worth a thousand words. Nowhere is this more true than the temples of Angkor Wat. I’ve dreamt of seeing the temples of Angkor ever since high school history — long before I knew this was a popular … Continue reading

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Java

We left on a train from Jakarta to Yogyakarta (also known as Jogja), the gateway to Borobudur. The train goes through rice fields, with volcanos towering in the distance. I recognized many of the trees — mango, banana, coconut, peepul. … Continue reading

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4 Must-Have Experiences in Bali

1. Sacred Monkey forest in Ubud, with Balinese long tailed macaques everywhere. They jump on your shoulders or head, and depending on your temperament, either freak you out, or make a great photo op! Imagine a gurgling brook with mini waterfalls, … Continue reading

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Top 5 Experiences in Beijing

The 2008 Summer Olympics put Beijing firmly in the world’s eye. These days, you can hardly claim to be a world traveler without having visited the capital of China. Here’s what to experience once you get there: 1. The Great Wall … Continue reading

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Thailand and Myanmar

Most trips to Thailand start in its capital, Bangkok — the city of contrasts. High-rises are cheek-by-jowl with elegant red-tiled old buildings. There are as many beautiful golden Buddhas as there are  “working girls” in every direction you look. The two faces … Continue reading

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