Category Archives: Travel

  • October 2016: Phnom Penh, Cambodia — The Killing Fields

    Warning: This is not a happy post. This is, in fact, a very not-happy post. It deals with genocide. We were only in Phnom Penh for a few days, but it really warrants its own blog post. We knew a basic idea of the Khmer Rouge before we got to Cambodia: a group took over the place and killed a … Keep reading
  • October 2016: A Typical Cambodian Meal

    “Well, what do you think you’re going to have?” Joe asked me, looking through his menu, which was about as thick as the phone books of yore. I paged through mine, considering. “I think I’ll have the coconut curry shrimp,” I said at last.  Joe ordered ribs and a coke. The restaurant owner brought us complementary iced tea and slices … Keep reading
  • October 2016: Siem Reap, Cambodia

    After how poorly our time in KL went, I have to admit, I was not too optimistic about our next stop, Siem Reap. Yes, the Angkor temple ruins would probably be cool, but would we have the same problems as we had the place we just left? Luckily, it turned out MUCH better than we anticipated. We stayed in a … Keep reading
  • International Yoga

    One of the best parts of traveling is getting into a weird situation that would probably never occur if you just stayed home. As we hung out in an airport lounge in Malaysia, waiting for our flight, a stranger walked up and asked if we wanted to do some yoga with him. He was—apparently—a yoga instructor and wanted to get … Keep reading
  • September 2016: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    So this is going to be kind of a negative post, and for that I apologize in advance. But despite travel being amazing most of the time, there can occasionally be difficulties, and I don’t want to gloss over those. Like anything in life, it’s not always rainbows and unicorns. We did NOT have a great time in KL. By … Keep reading
  • August 2016: The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef

    Once our Romsey house sit was over, it was time to head up to the northern part of Australia to meet my sister and brother-in-law in Cairns, where they traveled to SCUBA dive the Great Barrier Reef. After a day in town (and a visit to the aptly named Bat Tree), we rented a car and drove up to the … Keep reading
  • At the End of a Long Day

    “Sorry.” The woman turned back to checking the tickets of people actually allowed to board the plane, the plane I wanted to get on.  I walked toward where Joe sat, ready to tell him we’d gotten another no; there was just no way we could get on the earlier flight without paying hundreds of dollars. We were stuck in the … Keep reading
  • June – August 2016: Australia House Sit

    In June, after spending a month visiting our families in the US, we headed down to Melbourne, Australia. Our plan was to spend a couple of days in the city doing a little sightseeing before taking a train out to a tiny town called Romsey, where we were scheduled to do a two-month house sit. The City of Melbourne Melbourne … Keep reading
  • May 2016: Krakow, Poland

    We’d never been to Krakow before, but we heard it was 1) pretty, 2) cheap, and 3) easy to get to from Prague. Sold. The problem is, we had just spent a month in Prague, the most beautiful city I think I’ve ever seen. Krakow had a nice castle… but it wasn’t quite as beautiful as Prague’s. It went like … Keep reading
  • April 2016: Prague, Czech Republic

    Beautiful architecture, long walks, and trdlo Once the housesit was over, we made our way over to Prague to stay for a month. On our backpacking trip way back in the day, we spent just a day in Prague and have wanted to go back ever since, and this seemed like the perfect time. Prague is awesome. Every single building … Keep reading