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beautiful bali

Friday, April 25th, 2008

offerings on kuta beach, bali

beautiful blue skies and white sand beaches. narrow little streets lined with shops and smiling faces. heavenly spa treatments for less than the price of a hamburger back home. yes, we’ve landed in paradise – also known as bali.

jess and i arrived just around midnight a few days ago (so tired from the plane ride!) and fell into bed as soon as we arrived. we didn’t have much of a chance to check out our surrounds until the following day when we took off on foot to find a hotel closer to the beach. and once we could get a feel for the area, we realized just what a beautiful place bali is!
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attack of the mini-pirhanas!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

while playing tourist on sentosa island just off the coast of singapore, we visited the fish reflexology spa that kirstin and thea recommended… for $35 you get the pleasure of dipping your feet into a tank of hungry little fishes ready to nibble away the dead skin from your feet! it definitely took some getting used to (check out jess’s screams!) but we got the hang of it. by the end, we were disappointed when the fish left our feet in search of “fresh meat” (fresh feet? hehe) when another girl came along.

culture shock singapore

Monday, April 21st, 2008
jess and i are not your typical backpackers. we don't carry around those big turtle-esque bags on our backs, roaming the street for hostels when we arrive in a city. we appreciate comfy beds and fluffy pillows. and we (usually) ... [Continue reading this entry]

happy (thai) new year!

Monday, April 14th, 2008

every year from april 13th through april 15th in thailand, chaos breaks loose on the streets. you may think everyone's gone mad, but really it's a celebration of the ... [Continue reading this entry]

it’s a delicacy, right?!?

Saturday, April 12th, 2008
ok i think i get the prize now for the weirdest eating experience... grasshoppers, tarantulas - piece of cake. how about a little snake blood?!?! do i win?? (check out the end of the blog for the video evidence!) to celebrate our ... [Continue reading this entry]

made-to-order madness

Monday, April 7th, 2008
nguyen phuoc cloth shop, hoi an hoi an is a beautiful, historic little town known as THE place to come to get clothes tailor-made. sinceĀ i ... [Continue reading this entry]

the fabulous madame cuc!

Saturday, April 5th, 2008
. madame cuc!, originally uploaded by maliayosh. if you're on a budget (and even if you're not!) you MUST visit one of madame cuc's hotels in the pham ngu lao area of ho chi min ... [Continue reading this entry]

a heavy heart

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
some of you read the blog i wrote about cambodia and the khmer rouge and wanted to know more... its really sad that they don't teach us much about it in school. i feel so ignorant, but i ... [Continue reading this entry]

the best way to spend a birthday…

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
pho in vietnam! yum!, originally uploaded by maliayosh. ... is in two countries in one day! =) this year i woke up in cambodia and fell asleep in vietnam on my birthday, and i ... [Continue reading this entry]

a taste of cambodia

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
check out pictures here (thanks kariena!) after three fun-filled days in siem reap, i decided it was time to move on to see more of cambodia. i'd really enjoyed trying some of the traditional khmer (cambodian) dishes and i'd read ... [Continue reading this entry]