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Myanmar Part 2: Inle Lake

If you haven’t read part one, you can do that here. After five days in Bagan, it was time to move on, so on my last day I grabbed a night bus heading east and arrived in Kalaw at 2:45 in the morning. Stepping off the bus, I felt truly cold for the first time […]

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Myanmar Part 1: Yangon and Bagan

The beginning of this adventure. I left Omaha early on February 1. A winter storm almost kept me there for a few more days, but with a change of flights, I was off to Houston to Tokyo and to Bangkok after saying what was easily the toughest goodbye of my life to Alex at the airport. […]

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Hi, Southeast Asia

A quick note on what I’m doing with my life right now (for those who are interested). I’m currently on week three of a three-month trip to Southeast Asia. Embarking on a long trip like this has been a dream of mine for years, and last fall I decided to make it happen. I left […]

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New Zealand Part 3: South Island

Part 1 // Part 2 Every time we saw something beautiful in the north island and I took my camera out, Alex kept telling me, “just wait until you see the south island. You’re not even going to know what to do with yourself.” I didn’t quite know what to expect because the north island was still […]

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New Zealand Part 2: North Island

This is part 2 of a 3-part series because I have too many damn photos. You can check out part 1 here. We arrived in rainy Auckland late at night after our three days in Sydney. We were exhausted and sunburned and ready for sleep. We were greeted by Alex’s friend Stefan, who, along with his girlfriend, […]

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New Zealand Part 1: The Journey

Alex has been talking about New Zealand since the very first day I met him, over three years ago. He had studied abroad there, and even though everyone raves about where they spent four months living and studying, Alex talked about his time abroad more than anyone else I knew. New Zealand is incredibly close to his heart, and […]

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