Why I love the winding bus rides across Southeast Asia, even the ones full of chickens (especially the ones full of chickens!).
Traveling alone in Laos is beautiful chaos - the roads here are full of holes and steep drops, the minivans fly around corners and I haven’t seen one actual bus or even a stop sign yet.
Traveling alone in Laos and learning to soak in the slow pace of the culture here, as I drift along the Mekong River.
Going to Suan Sati yoga retreat in Thailand, I was expecting delicious vegan food and lots of meditation, but I got so much more.
While Southeast Asia can be a big party destination for backpackers, I’m looking for more. Why I’m staying sober here and off to a yoga retreat in Thailand instead of a full moon party.
Traveling alone as a woman in Thailand can be overwhelming - the heat, the traffic, the noise. But the temples here are peaceful refuges to turn to when the burnout gets to you.
Thailand is full of things to do and places to go - sometimes too full. How traveling alone helped me sort out what I want to do instead of what I think I should be doing.