It was a tranquil and beautiful scene: the slow trickle of water on the shores was complemented with family chatter and laughter in the background. Fishing boats were off in the distance, and life moved at a peaceful cadence.
When I began traveling, I thought I knew how to use a smartphone, but eight months into the trip, I had learned tons of smartphone techniques that I wish I knew from the outset.
It is a particularly vulnerable feeling when you find yourself alone in a foreign place, it’s dark out because the sun hasn’t risen yet, no one speaks your language, your senses are depleted, and your mind is foggy due to a sleepless overnight bus
And… what was that last one? No standing on top of the toilet and squatting? Why would anyone do that?
We hiked through rocky, jungle paths that overlooked swampy land, and saw a variety of crabs, lizards, and ants.
Walking through Penang’s capital city George Town is walking through a mixture of former British colonial architecture, Asian culture, and modern city bustle.
This city shows off the finest Malaysian achievements and celebrates its recent independence from Western rule, while containing the gritty, raw nature of local city life.
The winding streets of Melacca give you the feeling of walking through a colonial time that is long-gone.
There is some seriously delicious food here, and the variety of cuisines keeps things fresh and exciting.
Imagine the finest Vegas hotels mixed with New York City’s financial district, throw in Boston Harbor, and sprinkle in a generous helping of Asian culture
Yet amidst the noise and traffic lies the city’s roots as an international trading hub colonized by the Dutch. Combined with festive street food, national landmarks, Indonesia’s banking center, and large shopping plazas, Jakarta is an exciting city to explore.
Imagine the team of explorers slashing their way through untouched rainforest and discovering the massive Borobudur! Pure Indiana Jones.
While I knew there would be the slaughter of animals, I was shocked by the volume of animals killed, the treatment of the animals prior to their slaughter...
The wind created a deep bellowing that increased as I got higher, in what seemed like an ominous warning from the mountain itself
There are stacks of shish kebobs, and rows of large fresh fish, lobster, crab, and squid. If you like seafood, this is the place to go.
Driving through traffic in Kuta is nuts - scooters take over the streets and sidewalks...
Free-falling at terminal velocity was a surreal and awesome experience. It feels like you are floating on top of a force field above the Earth.
Following the tunnel, we came to a zip-line. We turned off our headlamps and rode the zip-line through the dark.
my friend Dave asked me how much I planned to spend. "$10-$12,000 for the 9 months" I replied. He responded, "it would be interesting to track how much you spend and see if you hit that target"
...we floated around a tropical river, which conjured up images from the movie Anaconda with J-Lo and Ice Cube.