Learning All the Things
Tag: travel

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 […]

Tags: , , , , , ,
Read more | Leave comment
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 […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Read more | Leave comment
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, […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Read more | Leave comment
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 […]

Tags: , , , , ,
Read more | 3 comments
7
Nov
Acacia Africa Desert Tracker Day 18
Travel

Waking up on day 18 was bittersweet because for many of us, it was our last full day as Mara’s passengers…. At Victoria Falls, over half of the Perfect 10 Plus Three were splitting up… Here’s where we would all be dispersing to: Lena, Johanna & Jane: HOME Dara: DRC Kitty & Silia: To Joberg […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Read more | Leave comment
31
Oct
Acacia Africa Desert Tracker Days 13 & 14
Travel

Day 13 For some reason, I get really excited about border crossing days. I don’t know if it’s because I really like getting the new stamps, or because I’ve never really done land crossings before, or what… but I woke up super excited (and super early, since I needed to use the Urban Camp WiFi […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Read more | Leave comment
30
Oct
The Plus Three
Travel

So I mentioned that in Swakopmund on day 8 we picked up three newbies to the tour, Lena, Johanna and Kris… I didn’t say much else since, well, I didn’t really know much else, but now I do so I figured I’d give you a little insight into The Perfect Ten’s “Plus Three”: The Germans […]

Tags: , , , , ,
Read more | Leave comment
24
Oct
Acacia Africa Desert Tracker Days 10 & 11
Travel

Day 10 After our epic cheetah adventure, our wildlife viewing was only beginning – on Day 11 we started heading towards Etosha National Park for our stint of game drives in one of Namibia’s largest National Parks/Wildlife reserves. What’s really cool about the “park” is that the animals are just going about their normal lives, […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Read more | Leave comment
15
Oct
Acacia Africa Desert Tracker Day 2
Travel

After waking up and having our first breakfast together, we hopped back in the truck (whose name is Mara, btw!) and headed towards the Gariep (Orange) River. The river is named for the Dutch version of the White House, in case anyone is curious! The Orange River is en route to the Namibian border and […]

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Read more | Leave comment
7
Oct
Shark Cage Diving with White Shark Diving Co.
Real Life, Travel

One of the first activities that caught my eye when I arrived in Cape Town was shark cage diving. I don’t even know WHY – I abhor going underwater without an air tank and regulator… but something about this just seemed like a “must do.” I was toying around with the idea and had sent […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Read more | 2 comments

Next Page »