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Category: Asia

April 13, 2014

Gili Trawangan

 The diving in Gili Trawangan is amazing! I saw so many turtles, sharks, and so many fish I’ve never seen or even knew existed before this trip. I also did my first night dive and saw a few more sharks and plenty of lobsters. To tell you the truth, I was terrified about going on […]

April 5, 2014


Traveling by motorbike/scooter. We rented a motorbike in Kuta and drove to Ubud. It should of taken us an hour and a half but instead we got there in about two hours, because we kept getting lost. Since we didn’t have Gps or any maps, all you have to do is ask your neighbor on the bike […]

March 30, 2014


Bali is everything I imagined it would be and more. This is my first time in Indonesia and I’m sure I’ll be back soon. We are in Kuta Beach, it’s very touristy, filled with Western restaurants, and people trying to sell you stuff on the beach- but the Bali vibe is great. How we got […]

March 28, 2014


Tonight is our last night in Thailand, and I can’t believe it. I’m going to miss it here, but I’m excited to spend the last days of our vacation in Bali. We arrived in Bangkok yesterday around 2:30 pm, and we booked a hotel at an airport kiosk. Our flight to Indonesia is at 6 […]

March 25, 2014

Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta is a beautiful, quiet island. We decided to stay here for a couple of days, and for the first time on our trip, we got to sleep in.  We’ve been on the go since we got here, waking up early for diving, adventure tours or traveling. How we got here: One hour ferry […]

March 23, 2014

Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi is “the beach” from the movie.  It is really beautiful, but extremely busy, and you need to take a boat to get there. You can’t walk 5 feet in Phi Phi without seeing a company that offers a tour there.  Around lunchtime, the place turns into […]

March 20, 2014

Diving in Koh Tao Thailand

Diving in Koh Tao, Thailand I arrived in Koh Tao after a very long journey from Bangkok. We took an hour-long train ride, and boat to get to Koh Tao.  By the time we finally arrived, we were tired but looking forward to our first dive in Thailand. I had just got my PADI Certification and […]

March 18, 2014

Traveling in Thailand

Eighteen hours on a plane, 9 hours on a train and 6 hours on a ferry- that’s how long Christian and I have traveled so far, and it’s only day three of our trip. Traveling in Thailand The flight from LAX to Taiwan wasn’t too rough, considering I was in the middle seat for 14 […]

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