Coming Home

It has been a while since my last post, there was a lot to write about and not a lot to write about at the same time. I was busy travelling at home. When you come back from long distance travel, reality hits you and the main question I had was, how do you continue…

Leaving Indonesia, almost home.

We woke up and went for a walk to figure out what we were doing for the next couple days, booked a snorkel trip. Had fresh calamari for lunch it was alright. We walked around the island after to see the local sites.   Took about 2 hours because we couldn’t stop picking up seashells. There…

Purely Indonesia and Dragons!!!

Got to the airport pretty early 3 hours ahead, I couldn’t even check in but at least I got meet up with Anne before she got through security. They wouldn’t let me through with my hiking poles so I had to check them, which meant we needed to call back my back so I could attach…

Another Volcano and onto Bali!

Hiked up mount Bromo the next day, just an easy little group touristy hike and saw cool lightning, constantly going off. I worked on it a while to get a shot of it. The volcano had erupted and inside you could see the crater remains, it was very cool, felt a little like Death Valley in…

Finally, Indonesia!

Made sure to get some street curry and street samosa for the road which was great and cheap then left for my plane to Jakarta. Was able to sneak into my own private rows on both flights and sleep. Good travel day, when I got into jakarta 1.5 hours later than expected, I took a…

Kalaw the mountain town and Inle the village on the lake.

We were taking a day bus because all the night buses were booked but not before we got in one more sunrise. We left at 5:00 am and I had a temple in mind that was really off the beaten track. Or so I thought, it was a high temple that wasn’t a major one and…

Bagan, the ancient city of 10000 temples

Got into Mandalay at about 6:00 am and I had figured out my itinerary at this point and saw that I didn’t have much time to do everything I wanted, so I decided to skip Mandalay and go straight to Bagan. Once in Mandalay, I immediately looked for ways to Bagan, the train was 1800 kyat…

Malaria Medicine

I decided to go a little off the beaten track here and write something different than just what I’ve been doing. I am currently in Indonesia and about to head into some areas with a little more malaria than I’ve been exposed to but in three and a half months of travelling I have not…

Myanmar!

Woke up early and met up with Sam, was good to see him. We just kind of hung out and went and got food, relaxed for the day as we were both healing from sicknesses. Went for lunch and it was a nice street curry, with very good fried veggies, I was quite happy with…

Songkran! World’s biggest water fight.

Woke up early, got my game face on and decided to head to the alms giving ceremony and opening of Songkran at the Gate of the old town. It was all in Thai and not too much happened, the monks walked by and people gave alms or donations to them. Then there was a bike parade…

Chiang Mai and the white temple.

We left Bangkok at 6am got to our bus early enough was a 10 minute drive. Taxi driver brought us right there and we finally figured out how to get our ticket. We got on the bus and it was a 9 hour journey. It was great though, they brought us some food/water/juice throughout the…