Cameron Highlands is like falling down a magical rabbit hole into the world of Alice in Wonderland in which your days are spent sipping tea, trekking through the magical Mossy Forest, Tea Plantations, and gorging on scones with strawberry jam (with more tea), and surrounding yourself with butterflies and gorgeously stunning flowers. As tea is one of my favorite things on this planet, and Carroll’s … Continue reading Cameron Highlands: Mossy Forest
SO let me just tell you guys that if you ever find yourself in Asia with a water damaged phone… it is NOT that easy to stick it into a bag of rice. This was the last photo taken on my beloved iPhone 6 before that’d managed to upload to Google Photos before she met her match with a giant ocean wave the following morning. … Continue reading Finding a Small Bag of Rice in Asia…
Today was an early one, up at 5am hoofing it to the bus station to be there by 6am, arguing with bus drivers about which bus to take (Lambir isn’t an actual stop) and finally getting on the right bus, at a different bus station, at 7:45… but I was finally at Lambir Hills National Park bright and early by 8:30am on a Monday… putting … Continue reading Lambir Hills National Park, Miri, Malaysia
Banaue and the Rice Terraces of Banaue and Batad were absolutely mesmerizing and the initial reason I’d wanted to travel to the Philippines. (I mean aside from sunshine, gorgeous waters, and those cute little monkey things) The terraces did not disappoint, although the weather was less than cooperative. Rainy season typically starts in June, but my first day we experienced a Flash Flood that was … Continue reading Rice Terraces of Banaue
Hello from Sagada! The Wifi Gods have favored me and I finally have decent internet to write a post! The Philippines and I have had a love – hate relationship, but at the moment as I sit on the patio watching the rain drizzle after a long day of hiking and spelunking in through forests and caves, it’s more of a love love relationship! Banaue … Continue reading Sagada and the Hanging Coffins
After a rough and super stressful few days in Manila and a 16 hour ferry with my “room” shared with 147 other passengers and a migraine the entire boat ride, I have landed in Coron, Palawan! Needless to say, the day has progressively gotten much much better! The ferry was super interesting it’s a few giant rooms with 8 rows of bunk beds, and no … Continue reading Cheers from Coron!
I haven’t really been able to formulate full and complete thoughts about what I’ve experienced in the last 24 hours. The poverty and living conditions in Manila make my worst depiction of poverty experiences in China look like a vacation at the Ritz. I have been left all evening sitting here wondering if this is why the people of China support the People’s Republic of … Continue reading Manila, Philippines