Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 2015

August 10, 2015 at 4:04pm Back on the mainland we rented a scooter for the 3 final days of the trip. We loaded our now 4 backpacks on this thing and drove it 2 hours north to the town of Ubud.  Ubud was like the Chiang Mai of Bali .. the place everyone talked about..... Continue Reading →


Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia, 2015

August 10, 2015 at 3:57pm Back in Bali, where we planned to spend the final week of our trip .. We had 2 goals.. to visit the islands of Lembongan and Ceningan and to visit the town of Ubud. We did both 🙂 To get to Lembongan, we needed to take a ferry or a... Continue Reading →

Amed, Bali, Indonesia, 2015

Amed, Indonesia, 2015 July 30, 2015 at 3:51am In the wake of all the worldly uncertainty (the Paris terrorist attacks).. the divisions being spliced between schools of critical thought, religion and human rights .. I reluctantly post the next chapter of our Asian trip.  I am in no way insensitive to the current happenings of... Continue Reading →

Saigon, Vietnam, 2015

We are sitting in our room in Hoi An.. 1:30 am .. we stumbled in this place about an hour ago. It's a large mansion transformed into a party hostel. We are in our large quarters on the fourth floor and the blaring music from the courtyard below is seeping through our French balcony doors.... Continue Reading →

Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2014

Our final destination for Thailand... and the final entry in this trip's journal... Chiang Mai.  This is a city 800kms north of Bangkok..  Throughout this trip we have been hearing Chiang Mai this and Chiang Mai that.. oh have you been to Chiang Mai? And this whole time, it has been the one place we... Continue Reading →

Ayutthaya, Thailand, 2014

Lots of bus time lately.. lots of thinking time.  It's like I am staying this trip to the end to avoid the truth of what awaits me back home.. rather who is not waiting back home.  I think of my dad all the time. This leg of the trip has been the strangest time of... Continue Reading →

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2014

So we basically came here for one reason .. to continue our education into the genocide that occurred here in the 70's.  I just find it so hard to believe that events like this went on while I was alive... but I suppose that things like this are going on right now at different levels... Continue Reading →

Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2014

I will never forget Siem Reap.. it is now burned in my brain as a serious part of my life story.  From the second we crossed the border from Thailand into Cambodia our trip took a drastic turn into a vacuum.. where part of me will remain forever.  By the end of day 2, Sylvie... Continue Reading →

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