Ubud, Bali

[villa] Tegenungan Waterfall Bebek Bengil   Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary   Uma Pakel  

One Layover Later: Seven Hours in Shibuya

After 10 sleepless hours on a plane catching up on last year’s movies, we hopped on a train and headed West to spend the Sunday in Shibuya. I somehow remembered where the lockers at the Shibuya station were so we dropped off our luggage and ran over to the Shibuya Crossing. Look at me, knowing where to go and shit. …

Don’t hike a holy mountain with your knees exposed

Hiking up the rocky side of one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia, with the deafening screech of a million cicadas ringing in my ears, in an ankle-length skirt concealing my indecently short shorts and the oppressive Vietnam humidity bearing down on me…  Let’s be honest. I was miserable. And I really had to pee. …

It’s so hot I’m getting Hanoid.

July 2 – July 4 The culture is so rich. There’s a story behind every name and lake and mannerism and my head is spinning but it’s a good kind of disorientation—like eyes closed, head tilted back on a swing type of feeling—dizzying and exhilarating at the very same time. The wooden plank that forces you …