Nathan Drake, a room full of Buddhas, and my first bribe!

  After a few days in Bangkok, we were off to Siem Reap. Traveling from Thailand to Cambodia by bus was mostly uneventful. It took about 12 hours from the time we left our hostel in Bangkok and arrived at our hostel in Siem Reap.While traveling overnight is a good way to save time, we…

Humidity, Japanese retirees, and making a dent in that bucket list

After about two weeks of traveling the planets have finally aligned, and I find myself with both the time to write AND access to a half-decent computer with an internet connection. Woo-hoo! I’m currently in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, enjoying a much-needed respite from the heat and humidity outside (I’m SO glad I got a keratin treatment done…

DIY Travel Journal

I’m putting together a travel journal for my upcoming trip to Southeast Asia. What do you think?

Before you all start typing ferociously in the comments section, I know. I know, I know. It’s been a while. Okay, okay, it’s been more than a while. You guys know my MO by now: bullets, bullets, bullets! I have been back in California for a month and have started my final undergrad semester (I’m…

(Another in-between post!)

¡Hola todos! This mini-post is just to let y’all know that I’ve updated the Chilean culture page, so check that out! :)

¡Buen viaje!

Tomorrow afternoon will be Day 1 of my 9-day trip to norte grande, or the “Far North of Chile”. This area runs from the top of the Chile-Perú border all the way south to the Copiapó River located in the Atacama region. I AM SO EXCITED. The group I’m traveling with consists of 7 people total, and…

(An in-between post)

The internet at this hostel is very temperamental, so I’m going to jot down some quick bullet points now and then elaborate on them later. My friend Ana and I are currently in La Serena, a beach + desert (yes, both!) town 6 hours north of Santiago I survived my first overnight bus ride! My…