Two weeks ago, I was having my afternoon siesta with Shanti. It was a hot day in the jungle and the late afternoon sun beat us into a dead sleep. When I finally woke up, I checked my phone and found frantic messages from my brother. Are you up? It’s mom. It’s not good! Great. … More Broken Heart News in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Since “the season” is gearing up around here, I figured it was time for a top ten list. Well, either that or I’m just in an extra good mood because the sun is out again and I have all clean laundry. Winning! Okay, so here’s some of the reasons I thought might swindle your emotions and … More 10 Reasons to Visit Anjuna, Goa
It’s been while, I know. I’m so sorry to keep everyone hanging around wondering where I’ve been, but life has been throwing some crazy curve balls and I think I’ve finally caught up. In case you’re wondering where to travel to on your next big adventure, or a far away place to dream about. . … More Thailand–Bangkok, Buckets, and Birthdays!
The monsoon season is finally here. It’s wet, it’s unforgiving, and some days, I don’t think I’ll see a dry day ever again. Heh. It might sound funny to you, but I assure you your giggles are misconceived pleasantries, or my way with words is too good. If we’re lucky, we get a day of … More Anjuna, Goa Tales #15–Monsoon 101: Pros and Cons
Crossing the Nepal border from India on a bicycle rickshaw was pretty cool. . . even after an overnight train from Goa, a scathing visit in Delhi, another over night train to Gorakhpur, and then a 3 hour local bus ride to Sunauli. We got to Nepal exhausted and starving, wondering where to go next, … More Pokhara, Nepal. . . .La la la!
A few weeks ago, we braved leaving our glorious jungle bubble in Goa to go on a trek of epic proportions across mother India. Heh. We traveled 1700 miles (2700 km) by train, bus, and rickshaw to a funny place on the Nepal border, called Sunauli. . . .to explore a bit of Nepal and … More India/Nepal Visa Run
Okay, okay, so there’s beach stuff here, and parties, and the usual “vacation” amenities and things to do. . . but what other stuff is there? If you’re the kind of person who loves a good hike with stunning views and serendipitous company, then Ping Pong’s legendary hippie walk is the THING to do. It’s … More Anjuna, Goa Tales #7–Ping Pong’s Legendary Hippie Walk
I know there’s a lot of you out there approaching winter. Summer has become a distant memory and forgotten warm clothes have been resurrected. For some of you, panic filled thoughts enter your mind like an old friend knocking on the door out of the blue. . .wondering when you’ll see the sun again, how … More Anjuna, Goa Tales #3–Something to fantasize