I did an overnight trip in the Western Desert in Egypt in 2008. We drove 10 hours off-road in the desert and never passed another vehicle. We stopped for lunch in this shady spot to recover after getting stuck in the sand!
Archive for January, 2011
If you’ve kept up with my blog somewhat, you’ll know two things about me. First, I’ve been to Africa twice, and second, it’s my favorite place in the world. I absolutely loved Southeast Asia and my time in Europe, but there’s this intensity in Africa that is hard to replicate. Expanding on that idea is best saved for another post, but one of the reasons I fell in love with Africa was after my first safari. (more…)
I’m not sure if it’s cloudy or foggy. I asked Google for clarification but still not sure what you call these clouds hovering around mountains. But… I guess that’s really not all that important. What is important is how gorgeous the Amalfi Coast is in Italy. I took a bus and got off at different cities along the way. The road is so narrow that when going through towns, we literally had to back up hundreds of yards so other buses could pass. There are buildings around curves that have scrape marks all over them where buses have rubbed up on them. Happy to say I got to see this beautiful coastline without having to drive it!
Whether it’s for travel, a purchase, or just because, earning a bit of extra cash is always on my radar. I’m really good at saving lots of money and then draining my bank account to travel. So good, that I’ve successfully done it on at least three occasions. However, saving and earning are two different things. I’m still working on the earning side, but here are some tips that I’ve found useful so far. (more…)
Situation: I want to be in two places at once.
I recently watched the movie Sweet Home Alabama and could relate to Melanie when her dad said, “You can’t ride two horses with one ass, sugarbean.” While I’m not involved in a love triangle, I’m very indecisive about choosing a place to live. (more…)
Jalan Kajeng is a street in the beautiful town of Ubud that is equivalent to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Well, sort of. You can purchase a square as a way to help pave the street. In return, you can carve into it whatever you want. Many paved squares are purchased by guesthouses or restaurants to use as advertisement. But then others have clever messages, quotes, or words of love for Ubud. This one, in particular, struck me. First, because I think Ubud could heal many a broken heart (and no, please don’t bring up Eat, Pray, Love, because frankly, I’m tired of reading about it). Ubud is full of culture, great food, friendly people, and beautiful scenery. This square also reminded me just how many people travel as a means of healing. Now you may think I’m going to spill some dramatic, intriguing story about how a broken heart spurred my most recent trip, but it didn’t really. However, I think travel is not just about healing a broken heart, but also about healing the mind. Shannon Kirsty, whoever you are, I’m so happy for you.