Bathing in a Hindu Temple

Bathing pools at Pura Padang Temple Ubud Bali

As we travel, we get to experience many different cultures – and with that, many different religions as well. I travel the world from the point of view of a Christian, but every time an opportunity arises to learn about a different spiritual path, I take it gladly. Understanding the religion of a region is […]

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The Wonders of Cambodia

When I googled “best places to visit in Southeast Asia,” Cambodia often came up at the top of every list. The main reason for this overwhelming favoritism was for the Ultimate Wonder of the World, Angkor Wat. Before I studied abroad in Spain, my mom got me a book of the Travel Guide’s Top 500 […]

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The Best of Singapore

As our time in Singapore started to draw to a close, we wanted to take the opportunity of free time after classes were over to do all of our favorite things one last time. It was a week of adventuring, to check off all the items that remained on our wishlists. It was a lot […]

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A Feast and a Formal

The main holiday that we missed at home was Thanksgiving. For the entire semester leading up to it, we tried to think of a way to celebrate so we weren’t too upset about not being with our families. My mom ended up doing some research because she felt bad that we couldn’t be home, and […]

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Getting Close in Hong Kong

Hey there! Thanks for coming back! I promise there will be no more talk of illnesses in the rest of my posts. Only positive things!! In fact, when people ask me what was my favorite place to visit over the course of the semester, I am torn between Thailand and Hong Kong. Thailand because of […]

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Malaysia – a “No-Budweiser Zone”

Back to Malaysia! The gang and I decided to take a quick trip to Kuala Lumpur, which is a large city, so it was a very different vibe for me than Langkawi. Let’s just say I don’t have the fondest memories of KL…. Let me explain and you’ll understand why. The first night was actually […]

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Shooty ‘Da Nang,’ We’re Soaked

Let’s just preface this trip by saying that for our entire semester in Southeast Asia, we were in the middle of monsoon season. We planned trips regardless of this fact, and hoped for the best. Up to this point, it didn’t pose much of a problem…. Then came Vietnam. After flying into Da Nang, we […]

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Family Reunion

Wow, what an incredible thing to be able to say that my parents traveled halfway around the world to come and visit me in Singapore! It’s especially amazing because my mom hates flying – absolutely hates it. So a 15-hour flight didn’t really sound like her cup of tea. But she braved the journey anyways, […]

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Thailand Triumphs

Greetings, loved ones. Buckle up for what I think is the most amazing weekend of my semester so far, and possibly one of the best days of my life thrown in there. Casual. This weekend we ventured out to Thailand – a country I’ve dreamed about visiting for years now. We went to Phuket, a […]

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Exploring Singapore – our New Home

Well it’s been awhile! But now, after I’ve taken an exam and submitted a paper for the day, I decided I should get back to my blog. And my mom has been asking about it and I started this for her, after all. So here I am, blasting some of my favorite rock music that […]

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