A few days ago, while driving to Padang Bay, we passed a cremation ceremony, also known as Ngaben. In Bali, a formal ceremony is held for just about everything, including funerals. We hopped out of the car and our Balinese friend explained the ceremony to us. When a death occurs, the entire village comes together. … More Balinese cremation ceremony
Hi everybody! It’s been too long, I know! Don’t worry though, I’ve spent the last three weeks shaming myself, so you don’t have to. 🙂 Last week I was in northern Vietnam. I experienced such a range of emotions, which in turn confused the heck out of me and forced me to put some things … More Vietnam, I liked you, I didn’t like you, and then I loved you.
Traveling, as I’m sure you’ve heard, opens your mind in a lot of different ways. It makes you calmer, respectful of others, curious, patient, and usually kinder, depending on your personality. 😉 Although I know all these things, I still am surprised by my travels, things that happen, and how I react or don’t react, … More Accept what you don’t Expect
Catchy title, no? But it is true, I got shot. I got shot 3 times, twice in my left arm and once in my right arm. And I paid for it! What is this madness you’re reading?! Allow me to explain; I was shot, by a medical assistant, who injected me with vaccines. Hehehehe As afraid, … More I Got Shot
Este excerto es de mi journal, onde e notado los momentos de todos mis viajes y sentimientos. Es di mi primer viaje sola en Europa. Lo queira compartir con ustedes porque la alegria y paz que senti fue tan sincera y natural. Estuve totalmente sola, practicando un lenguaje que no llevaba perfecto, y el mundo … More Una visita inesperada a Marseille
Have you heard of the app called Time hop? It connects with your Facebook account, for example, and once a week or so, will send you back in time through your old photos. I enjoy it because it reminds me of happy memories, which are usually the only ones I share on Facebook. Today’s Time hop … More A solo beginner, in Lyon
Hi guys, We’ve all had nightmares, right? The ones that wake you in the middle of the night, but you can’t remember a thing of what you’ve dreamt; or the ones where you feel like you’re falling, and you wake up just before you face plant. Regardless, nightmare suck. Our dreams are uncontrollable, un-predictable, and … More Fearful to be Fearless
Hi everybody, The first time I ever traveled solo, I went to Lyon, France. I spent 5 amazing days there learning, exploring, and discovering why Lyon is such a great place to visit. Not necessarily an alternative to Paris, but certainly a to-go for your list! Food, food, food! Lyon is the gastronomic capital of … More 5 Reasons why Lyon needs to be on your To Go list!
Hi everybody, Now that I’ve gone and told my whole little world about my blogging, I feel as though all the doors to travel opportunities have been flung open and are beckoning me. They’re calling out and saying “Vanessa, come visit this place. No, no, come here; we have a better exchange rate!” Hahahaha Well … More How to score cheap flights to Awesome places
To do, or not to do? I LOVE solo traveling. My first trip solo was to France, and the first two weeks, if you can believe it, I went straight back to my hotel at sunset. Yes- I was staying in hotels!! And I was fearful roaming about by myself at night. I know, I flew … More Walking alone at night