Two weekends ago, I headed to the Malaysian side of Borneo to enjoy what will probably be my last vacation here. Yep, my grant is finishing up soon and I’m both excited and somewhat paralyzed by that (hooray for mac n’ cheese and coffee and a relatively bug free existence, boo to trying to find […]


Now that I’ve gotten the obligatory Opera House picture out of the way, I can write about the rest of my vacation in Sydney. I was really excited to go to Australia because it’s winter there right now, and while it doesn’t really compare to East Coast winters, I could still wear sweatshirts and jeans. […]

Ho Chi Minh City

And now, almost a month later, what I remember about my trip to Ho Chi Minh City: I don’t know if it’s because I’m exhausted by the end, but I always end up liking the last city I visit the least. It happened in Siam Reap (not that Angkor Wat wasn’t great, but I really […]


After Thailand, I headed to Vietnam for a week. I was listening to House of Heroes’ The End is Not the End on the flight there and it was the perfect soundtrack, considering the country’s history. I spent the first few days in Hanoi, which is an incredibly quaint city. I loved walking around looking at […]


About a month ago, I had a two week school holiday. My first stop was Phuket, Thailand, and it was absolutely wonderful for two main reasons. 1.  I was spending the week with my boyfriend and a few friends from the good ol’ US of A. 2. Because my friends were coming over for a […]


This year was the first time I spent my birthday away from my family or close friends. Though birthdays aren’t really a big deal to me, I didn’t know whether I’d feel sad or homesick on the day. So, I decided on a treat yo self trip was in order. Luckily, my birthday lined up […]


I was really excited to go to Yogyakarta because I heard that it had great street art and some awesome cultural places. Well, the street art didn’t disappoint, but the rest of Yogya didn’t exactly live up to the hype. Maybe because the temperature there was an unwelcome return to the land of sweating as […]


Over my March break, I headed to Indonesia for a week. I would say it was a much needed break, except I feel bad saying so, considering I was in Singapore a few weeks earlier and Cambodia a month ago. But, teaching is hard, and I was really excited about this vacation. On the flight […]


Last week, my parents came to visit me and we headed down to Singapore for a quick visit. But this post isn’t really about Singapore (because I lost almost all of my pictures to a corrupted memory card and you can’t write a blog post without pictures, obviously). No, this post is more about city […]

Siem Reap

Before I left for Malaysia, I was telling someone that I was excited to travel to Cambodia to see their genocide memorials (since I have a somewhat morbid goal of visiting all the major genocide memorials in the world). They responded that I had better go see Angkor Wat too. So I did. My favorite […]