Learning All the Things
Category: Travel

17
Oct
22 Hours in Tokyo with DokiDara!
Real Life, Travel

There’s something incredibly euphoric about starting a new trip. Truth be told, I’m actually terrified of flying — probably for the same reason that I hate driving… There’s a lack of control associated with being piloted around in the sky that’s similar to having to trust that everyone else driving a vehicle on the road […]

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16
Oct
DokiDara and the 2016 Asiaventure!
Real Life, Travel

Around July of this year, I saw the most amazing flight deal — NYC to SIN , return, for $370 USD. Yeah, you read that right. Three Hundred and Seventy US Dollars. Round Trip. New York City to Singapore. Oh, btw, with a stopover in Tokyo. On All Nippon Airways/United Codeshares. The flight was an […]

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14
Oct
DokiDara and the Medevac from Asia – PART 2
Real Life, Travel

Alright, I know I had promised I’d post the next installment “tomorrow” — but an abundance of activities and some jet-lag seems to have gotten the better of me. However, I’m writing this next bit from within an awesome luxury bus from Singapore to Malacca, Malaysia, so I suppose it’s all working out well… Once […]

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9
Oct
DokiDara and the Medevac from Asia – Part 1
Real Life, Travel

It’s been almost exactly a year since I set out on my open-ended backpacking adventure in Africa and Southeast Asia, and here I am on a plane again… I’m incredibly excited to bring you stories and pictures and adventures, but it strikes me that I never completed my story last time. Originally it was because […]

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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!
Travel

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…
Travel

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
Travel

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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