Learning All the Things
24
Dec
Chanukkah in Yangon, Myanmar!
Travel

I know, I know, I celebrated Chanukkah? I went to synagogue?  Life can be weird sometimes! If you recall from my last post, my mother’s neighbor’s son, David, happened to also be in Yangon, and he’s Jewish and wanted to celebrate Chanukkah. He and his friends had stopped by the synagogue and asked if there […]

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23
Dec
A Day Trip to The Golden Rock (Totally Doable!)
Travel

Day two in Yangon was actually a weird bonus day, because when I arrived, I had asked my hostel to help me book an overnight bus to Bagan, and the next available bus was one night later than I had in my “plans.” However, the beauty of traveling by yourself and with no *real* plans […]

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22
Dec
Shwedagon Pagoda, Rangon Tea House & Day 1 in Myanmar!
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After a nice, LONG sleep in my hostel, I woke up around 10am to begin my first full day in Yangon. As I’ve mentioned countless times, it’s near impossible in almost every place I was in Africa, to walk anywhere by yourself. Whether it’s safe or there are just street-touts, you. Are. Never. Alone. So, […]

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20
Dec
So You Want to Get from Africa to Asia…
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Well…. At least I did! While the first leg of my journey in Africa was exhilarating, amazing, and so much more than I could have imagined, it was time to pack up and head over to Asia for the next portion of my adventure. Of course, in typical “Doki” style… I hadn’t applied for any […]

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18
Dec
Five Days in Nungwi, Zanzibar
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Nungwi, and really all of the beaches in Zanzibar, are simply created for pure hedonism. My personal indulgence while in this paradise was most definitely sloth. In the five days I spent in Nungwi, I don’t think I did more than eat, sleep, read, drink and swim on any given day. That said, there’s not […]

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18
Dec
Checking Out a Spice Tour in Zanzibar!
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Zanzibar is world-renowned as “the spice island” and as such, spice tours are one of the highlight activities for many travelers who make their way here. I *love* flavorful food, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go on a spice tour myself! I was picked up punctually at 9am and at around 9:10, […]

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12
Dec
My City Tour in Stone Town Experience
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My first day in Zanzibar started with a very exciting Ferry ride from Dar Es Salaam, which you can read about here. After debarking from the ferry, I was scooped up by a desk attendant from The Pyramid Hotel, where I had pre-booked for two nights. He whisked me off on a short but dizzying […]

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9
Dec
Taking the Ferry from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar
Travel

Before we get started, in case you’re looking for some trip context, I touched on this briefly in two previous posts, so check out: One Day in Dar Es Salaam Taking a Long-Haul Bus from Arusha to Dar Es Salaam Now that that’s settled, let’s talk about the ferry! When I was in my hotel in […]

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8
Dec
Traveling & Working Out – The Reality
Travel, Workout

For those of you who know me in my regular life, you know that I’m always doing something active. Whether it’s derby at least twice per week, lifting 2-3 days a week, or some other yoga or Zumba type class… one of my favorite pastimes is moving. When I was thinking about this trip, one […]

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