Monthly Archives: August 2016

A Trip and Life Cut Short

I should be in Vietnam right now.  But I am not. Instead I am home in Bellevue, WA. My return stateside was prompted by a fateful call I received in a coffee shop in Saigon just twelve days ago. On August 17th my dad died an unexpected and tragic accidental death at my parent’s house…

Monsooning it in Sihanoukville

I totally dug Thailand. Truly. But Cambodia…now Cambodia is something special (minus all these itty bitty ants that keep biting my feet as I type this). It is off the beaten path, beautiful, exotic, and *my favorite part* I still feel like I am discovering something. Filled with mystical ancient temples, ample undeveloped coastline, picturesque…

Island Life: Koh Samet, Thailand

While life in Bangkok was a whirlwind (and much like the pace of life back home), life here on the tiny Thai island of Koh Samet has come to a complete stand still.  It is marvelous. And after three days, I am I finally able to ease into the slow existence that defines island life…just…

Four Nights in Bangkok

So if one night in Bangkok makes a “hard man humble,” what does four nights do to a soft girl (really only just soft to the touch)? It exhilarates and exhausts her! Bangkok was the first destination on my month long Southeast Asia tour, and it was the perfect introduction to this exotic part of the world…