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Rotorua: The Cardboard Town

Although Rotorua is packed with many sorts of cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops, the town as a whole simply wasn’t inviting. It felt as though it were constructed simply for the purpose of… Continue reading

Tamarnui

Visiting one of our favorite places, the iSite, we chatted with a lady who shared about her travels around the world, the changes in the New Zealand economy and agriculture. She also took… Continue reading

Paua in Kaikoura

Although the trip around the North Island was only me, Dani, and Rob, my sister’s flatmate Pete decided to accompany us to the South Island. While we were grabbing some necessities from the… Continue reading

Burgers (& Beer, Inc.) – Christchurch

Although I’ve heard plenty about the recent destruction caused by earthquakes in Christchurch, I didn’t really know what to expect. People still live there…businesses keep cropping up…but I didn’t realize how much impact… Continue reading

Foot Update

For those of you who were curious about my gimp status, I am mostly recovered. A few weeks ago I made a trip back to the hospital to get my stitches removed and… Continue reading

The Apple Retreat, Kanchanaburi

My last weekend trip of my time in Thailand (so sad) was to Kanchanaburi! I always work until 5:30, so I bussed/MRT’d/BTS’d to Victory Monument in order to meet Jill and take a… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: MRT (Underground)

The MRT – a more air-conditioned, modern version of the BTS – is also a great way to avoid the rush-hour traffic. MRT Tips: You can buy MRT tickets (they are actually black… Continue reading

The Siem Reap Hostel, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Since we rented a taxi to Siem Reap, the rental price also happened to include transportation to our hostel. Jill and I had already reserved a room at the Siem Reap Hostel I… Continue reading

Thaisgiving: The Outcome

Yesterday I booked it home from work to start cooking. Since we didn’t have any evaporated milk for the pumpkin pie, Ngo made some fresh coconut milk. With one stove (2 working burners)… Continue reading

Your 12-Step Guide to crossing the Thai/Cambodia border

If you google “Crossing the Thai/Cambodia border” you, like me, ¬†will probably start to feel a sense of fear. In my preparation to visit the tiny country of Cambodia, I did some research… Continue reading