Dear Diary…

July 12, 2017 I’m writing this from my shwanky housing for the next 6 days, while I eat a gourmet lunch and listen to the waves crashing against the shore… translation: “I’m writing this from my 2007 Chevy Cobalt (its black if you must know) and rented through Turo which is awesome for car rentals and way cheaper than online car companies… as I eat a … Continue reading Dear Diary…

My Summer Reads

I picked up two books while in Sagada, Philippines, one rainy afternoon at my homestay. I was reading This is How: Surviving What You Think You Can’t for the second time of my trip and the homestay had a decent collection of books that had been left by past travellers. After rifling through the stacks of books I grabbed The Life of Pi, A Tree … Continue reading My Summer Reads

Cameron Highlands: Mossy Forest

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

Finding a Small Bag of Rice in Asia…

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…

Lambir Hills National Park, Miri, Malaysia

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

Rice Terraces of Banaue

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