[Photos of our house are below!] Two days of searching in shirt-sticking sweat was getting the best of Daniel and I. We knew finding a house to rent for one month in Bali wasn’t going to be easy, considering our last-minute searching and price constraints, but we didn’t factor in the heat. After looking at … Continue reading A House on the Rice Paddies
Until recently, I was largely unaware of Cambodia and it’s modern history. The country and its people have been through a terrible ordeal and its amazing to see glowing smiles on the other side. Outside Phnom Penh, Corey and I toured Cambodia’s famous Killing Fields, which was one of the many sites that the newly … Continue reading The Choeung Ek Cambodian Killing Fields
Well, it’s happened. I’ve reached an inevitable impasse, one I fear is a point of no return. I knew it’d eventually come. I had glimpses of its arrival while walking the streets of Hong Kong almost 3 months ago. I found myself starting to think about it more and more while perusing the markets in … Continue reading A Backpacker’s Wardrobe
“Photographs are the images of history rescued from the oblivion of mortality.” -Neil Sheehan A few days ago we ventured into the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City where we could see upclose military armorments, propaganda, news bulletins and photography from around the world. Upstairs on the top floor was an exhibit entitled … Continue reading The Oblivion of Our Mortality
Yesterday we said goodbye to Vietnam with one last bowl of pho. Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’), a Vietnamese rice noodle soup, has been a favorite dish of mine since I first discovered it while living in Seattle. Seattle is full of Vietnamese pho shops, and the soup makes for a perfect lunch on a cold, wet … Continue reading Our Last Bowl of Pho
After a 4 Day PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course, Daniel and I are officially Scuba Certified! Getting ready to jump in with our instructor, Ross Suiting up and checking gear When we got to the beach town of Nha Trang, Vietnam, it was POURING rain. So we decided to try and wait out the … Continue reading We’re Scuba Certified!