Hiding Out in the Swiss Alps

While on the theme of reminiscing, 2002’s next most memorable journey saw us adventuring into small town Switzerland to track down EB’s brother who was working in a restaurant there, through Munich, and then to Innsbruck before returning home to the Netherlands, brother in tow. Looking at the map now, it makes no sense that…

City of Love, or A Quick Reminisence of Paris

Studying abroad is one of the most¬†life-changing decisions I ever made. Clich√©? Absolutely. But 100% true, without exaggeration. While studying¬†for 2 years in Utrecht, the Netherlands, I gained a great deal of¬†independence and confidence in myself. But also, was able to broaden my horizons and see much of Western Europe. European Boyfriend had his own…

The Inca’s Revenge?

Our week in Peru was magical. We found the Peruvian people to be so kind and welcoming, and the service everywhere we went was really great. But, unfortunately¬†after great highs, sometimes¬†come great lows.¬†Throughout our trip, we’d been VERY careful about consuming¬†water. Our hotel provided a bottle of water each, which we used even for brushing…

A Word a Week Challenge: Transport

I’ll get back to the Peru trip tomorrow, but for now, I decided to take on this challenge! This is an easy one for me. My favourite means of transportation, bar none, is by boat. I love the elegance, and grace of boats. The feeling of connectivity to nature while your craft is bobbing to…

The Best Hike of my Life

Let’s¬†stay on the theme of birthday trips now¬†(SE Asia was my 2012 birthday trip). For 2013 I decided I wanted to again do something from my bucket list. A good friend, and fellow travel enthusiast, had told me that she really wanted to go to South America. I suggested to her that we go to…

Thanks!

Before I move on to writing about other trips I’ve taken, I thought I’d take a moment to say Thanks to everybody who has liked/commented/followed my blog since I started writing two months ago. When I started I didn’t now how interesting my personal experiences would be to others, especially to those who don’t even…

Last Stop, Singapore

It’s funny, I feel sad even setting out to write this entry about our last stop on the SE Asia Jetsetting 2012 trip. I dreamt of this trip for months ahead. Spent hours and hours reading and researching, and thinking about it. As we left Borneo to once again enter the¬†full-on cosmopolitan civilization that is…

Jungle Paradise

After thoroughly enjoying our time in Kota Kinabalu, it was on to Sandakan.¬†A quick $30 Air Asia¬†flight across the state of Sabah got us there in under an hour. Again, this was one of those times where we debated spending the better part of a day in a bus making our way across, but instead…

Somewhere, Beyond the Sea

Feeling refreshed again from a few days of¬†enjoying the luxuries of life,¬†like the cinema and potable water,¬†in Kuala Lumpur, we headed onward to the jungles of¬†Malaysian Borneo. I’d had dreams of Borneo ever since the first season of the greatest reality TV¬†show, Survivor. Unfortunately our dates did not allow for a visit to “Survivor Island”,…

Bright Lights, Big City!

After Cambodia, we were off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This was a night and day difference, far more than we were expecting. I remember having that feeling similar to returning home from a camping trip, when you just can’t wait to shower and sleep in a comfortable bed! At least, that’s how I feel after…