The Hiatus Is Over Pt. 1

The Hiatus Is Over Pt. 1

An alternate title for this post: Mom, you can stop bugging me now.

The good news is that my hiatus from this blog is over. The bad news is that I really slacked on blogging about some pretty cool places and—because I’m trying to be realistic here—am unlikely to go back and catch up now with very much detail. In fact, I don’t even have it in me to catch you all up in one single post, so this will be a multi-parter.

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Eating Our Way Through Chiang Mai

Eating Our Way Through Chiang Mai

In 10th grade, in an exercise to get to know each other, my teacher asked each student to share what their favorite food was. I remember that moment well because the question was a hard one for me to admit to, but my answer that I still stand by today is toast. Like the kind you have for breakfast with jam. Or maybe peanut butter. I just love toast. Wheat toast to be exact.

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Sunsets from Nusa Lembongan

Sunsets from Nusa Lembongan

Two different times, friends told us we should go to Nusa Lembongan to swim with manta rays.

Friends from home suggested we hire a boat to snorkel the surrounding islands to see mantas. A new friend from Ubud urged us to do a discovery dive to swim beneath the mantas—saying she was jealous she didn’t have time to go herself. We did neither.

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Ubud Recommendations Inspired by Locals, Not Eat, Pray, Love

Ubud Recommendations Inspired by Locals, Not Eat, Pray, Love

I am little embarrassed to admit it, but I have wanted to visit Bali ever since reading Eat, Pray, Love. Seriously, how cliché is that? But, I am being honest here. I added Bali to my travel list almost solely because of this well-known best-selling book about a woman’s experience of falling in love with a (very attractive) Brazilian divorcé while biking through rice paddies in the lush exotic countryside.

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