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Making a Trail

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Monthly Archives: May 2014

I am happy that last night, despite us being zombies from traveling, we decided to go out to eat. It was one of the best meals we have had on the entire trip. Peruvian food is awesome. We started with ceviche. Fresh, simple, delicious. Love the sauce options ranging from mild to spicy: I got […]

13,000 miles later we’re here. Our original Bali to Hong Kong flight got canceled so we got rerouted through Taiwan. Luckily it all worked out and we made our flight to Lima. We’re a little tired especially because we tried to stay awake on our 12 hour trans pacific flight to get on Lima time. […]

Tomorrow is going to be intense. We fly from Bali to Lima, via Hong Kong and Los Angeles. What were we thinking? In those three flights we have roughly 27 hours of air time with only a handful of layover hours in between. Biggest thing will be making our connection in LAX… No whammies! Tylenol […]

Our tour guide from the other day told us that we had to try Babi Guling while we are in Bali. Babi Guling is roast suckling pig. Naturally, we really didn’t need much prodding. He told us Ibu Oka was a popular spot with tourists. We went the following day. It was good. Best meal […]

After leaving the beach town of Sanur behind, we moved on to the hillside town of Ubud. It’s famous for having beautiful Hindu temples, lush green rice patties, and a surplus of crunchy hippies. It’s where the author of “Eat, Pray, Love,” eventually settled down. This little town became our jumping off point for a […]

Our hotel near Sanur in Bali had a bunch of bikes you could use for free. Becky had the idea to go cruise along the beach boardwalk on them. In large part, this was a good idea. We saw some fisherman doing their thing: A guy flying a hilarious penis shaped novelty kite: And we […]

Said someone somewhere in history. I know it’s religious. I respected the rules. I wasn’t menstruating when we visited the temples, but these rules sure were specific and interestingly varied from place to place. The baby teeth thing stood out to me. -Mike

…With clown money. The exchange rate is around 13,000 rupiah to $1 so Becky and I are prentending we’re millionaires while we’re in Bali. Here she is posing with around 5 million rupiah ($400 dollars) 🙂 Making it rain: Still, if you suspend disbelief its pretty awesome when the ATM spits out 2 million. Or, […]

We’re happy to be here. Bali is great so far. We have some blogging to catch up on from Cambodia. It was really intense visiting the killing fields, and a school that was repurposed to torture enemies of the khmer rouge regime. We just needed a few days to let it all sink in. Best […]

The Central Market in Phnom Penh is a huge semi-covered bazaar where you can buy just about anything. There were vendors selling toilet paper, live chickens, fake watches, suits, prom dresses and roasted crickets. We did a little shopping but didn’t bite on th LV boxers: After shopping we decided to roll the dice on […]