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Vietnam Part 1: The South

I’ll admit that although I didn’t know much about Vietnam before I went, I was relieved when I finally made it to Ho Chi Minh City. My week in Cambodia was less than stellar for a variety of reasons, and the promise of cooler temperatures in the north, and eating noodle soup for all of […]

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Siem Reap and Angkor

Somehow, after what seemed like ten very short days together in Thailand, Alex and I found ourselves on a plane to Siem Reap, Cambodia, ready to finish our time together by exploring the ancient temples of Angkor. I was excited for Angkor, and I was really excited for Cambodia after hearing so many wonderful things […]

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Thailand Part 2: The South

Part 1, featuring northern Thailand, is here. On this trip, I really wanted to visit one of Thailand’s three ancient capitals, and I set my sights on Sukhothai, arguably the most impressive of the three capitals, and smack dab between Chiang Mai and Bangkok. When I left Chiang Mai, I had three days to reach Bangkok […]

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Thailand Part 1: The North

I’ve been a terrible travel blogger for the past few weeks. I haven’t even been busy, I’ve just been “living hard,” as I like to say. Exploring as much as possible, relaxing when it’s time to take a break, and moving around a lot. After my magical trip to Myanmar, I made my way to Thailand, […]

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Myanmar Part 3: the Shan State

If you haven’t read them yet, part one is here, and part two is here. We arrived in Pyin Oo Lwin early in the morning. I was tired from a semi-sleepless journey on the night bus, but we decided to hit the ground running after an incredible breakfast and my first non-instant coffee in weeks. Pyin Oo […]

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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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2015

Last year, I did my first annual year in review in this style. Maybe it’s self-serving, but I love looking back on these things and seeing how I have (or haven’t) grown in the past year. 2015 was a little less eventful than 2014 for me. Maybe because I’m getting old and realized I need […]

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Brooklyn (Mostly)

Alex and I took a mostly unplanned trip to NYC earlier this month. I found cheap flights to New York because I tend to spend an absurd amount of my free time reading about flight deals, so we decided to make a trip of it. We spent the weekend running around Brooklyn and Manhattan with Hannah, […]

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West Virginia

My dear friend, Lauren, has been living and working on a farm in West Virginia for a little over a year. Her life there, for the most part, had been a bit of a mystery until I finally went to visit her in October. The closest I’d been to West Virginia before this trip was to Washington […]

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