Bali has been a long time tourist getaway… a tropical island of natural beauty, gorgeous resorts, yoga retreats and easy-going beaches… a peaceful fling. Elizabeth’s Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love put Bali on the map as a solo gal’s romantic “finding
Myanmar can be a hit or miss in meeting expectations. The fact it’s finally opened it’s doors to tourism is hype that has every backpacker running to it, without really knowing why. Untouched is the magnetic word. But the country is very touched, quickly
VIDEO: 8 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers This is the second part of my Travel Q & A to the two-part question asked by a YouTube viewer : What are some safety tips that I’d recommend for solo travelers? In the last video post, I spoke about a smart traveler being thoughtful of safety, making […]
At first I thought Japan was going to be so clean and orderly, that I might actually find it… ahem, boring. I know, I know, …shame on me for thinking that, but I’ve gotten to love traveling developing countries. Developing cultures spoil me with colorful diversity, unpredictability and the economy allows me to enjoy longer travel vacations. They help […]
Are you a newbie to using squat toilets? Traveling a country, where there’s non-western toilets? Going hiking in the woods, where the toilet is the great wide open? Well, here’s a helpful aide for my squeamish squatters…
As a tourist and traveler, I find it occasionally frustrating to view the inner antics and life of city from a bus or tuk-tuk enroute to another destination. I may see something culturally peculiar or fascinating, but only get a fly-by record of it. But before I can raise my camera, the event is gone… Before […]
Long-term solo travel. I wouldn’t call it easy. Being homeless and living on the road is hard work!
By my sixth month, my travel enthusiasm began fluctuating. I was still thrilled by the unending travel adventure I was living; but also, starting to feel run down from shouldering the constant responsibility of it.
India: Travel Tips…There are many websites and resources that willl give you tips to traveling in India. Here are a few of my own additions to those lists.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Buy native clothes and wear it! While as a tourist you WILL stand out like a sore thumb, donning the local wear helps you to blend a bit more and keeps you from being a “tourist” moving target. Also, the lightweight
Today the weather was not great. I got caught in a downpour and for a while, this held up business all around Thamel but it didn’t keep me from walking around. This led to ten observations about Thamel and the Nepali culture.