Thailand, part 1 – Bangkok

Out of all of our Asian destinations, I was most excited for Thailand, so here we go! Day 88, part 2: More curry everything, please Our arrival in Bangkok (from Kathmandu) was smooth, especially because it was only upon arrival that I realized that US and EU citizens don't need a visa to enter the …

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Nepal – aka #wheresEverest

After India, we moved on to Nepal. As you can imagine, most of Nepal's tourism industry revolves around hiking in the Himalayas, especially Everest. Needless to say, this is definitely not what I came to Nepal for--if I can barely climb up a hill in New Zealand, I'm basically guaranteed to die anywhere near Everest. …

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India, part 2

Our whirlwind tour of India continues... Day 78: And now to Agra we go We got an early morning start on our 6 hour (bumpy) drive to Agra and stopped in Fatehpur Sikri along the way--former capital of the Mughal Empire. It served as a home for all 3 (!) of the former king's wives …

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India, part 1

Our time in Oceania was over too soon, and now it was time for Asia. We decided to start in India and slowly work our way East, partially based on weather (some warned us it would be too hazy in India later in the year) and partially based on flight paths. Also based on a …

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#FijiTime

And now our final #islandlife stop (for now): Fiji. Day 65: Time travel is exhausting We left Tahiti the night of September 21st, at 2:30am--so really, just REALLY early on September 22nd. But after only a 5 hour flight, we landed in Auckland the morning of September 23rd...despite having done it a couple of times …

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Tahiti – paradise part 3

And now onto Tahiti... Day 61: Onto Mama Paradise, continued A short flight from Maupiti and now we were in Tahiti! We picked up our rental car, which poor Ben hated because it was a manual with a 'shitty clutch', and followed our Airbnb hosts to the studio apartment we were staying at. We originally …

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Auckland (& more)

Day 48: Ben nerds out Our last stop in New Zealand was Auckland, but first, a visit to Hobbiton along the way. For those of you who are not Lord of the Rings fans, Hobbiton was one of many filming locations for the LOTR and Hobbit movies. Now that the movies have been completed, they’ve …

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Why, hello there New Zealand!

After 3.5 weeks in Australia, it was time to visit its frenemy, New Zealand! Our path of travel was as follows: Queenstown, Wellington, Rotorua, and Auckland. [We picked this direction (South Island to North Island) because of future flights (all of which are best routed via Auckland).] Here are our adventures from Queenstown and Wellington! …

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42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!

We wrapped up our time in The Land Down Under in Sydney--home to so many of my favorite Finding Nemo references! Here's what we did: Day 34: Not all Airbnbs are created equal We flew from Melbourne to Sydney in the morning and managed to figure out public transport to our Airbnb pretty easily--already Sydney's …

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City girl back in a (not the) city

Finally, it was time to head to a proper city: Melbourne! Being the NY snob that I am, I still managed to find things to complain about 😂 Forgive me Aussies. Day 30: Chocolate on chocolate & the best risotto ever Before heading into the city, Ben and I decided to backtrack a few miles on …

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