The Asia Jaunt: Month One in Review

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I’ve been on the road for a month now.  It has been nothing short of fantastic.

Every day, I am reminded that I am doing the right thing.  It was time to grab my happiness, and I went for it.

I’m happy.  I’m just so happy.

Destinations Visited

  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Pai, Thailand
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand
  • Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
  • Koh Lanta, Thailand

The Adventures

Being an extra in a German movie shot in Thailand.

Eating crickets in Bangkok.

Riding a motorbike through the northern Thai countryside.

Getting adopted by Chiang Mai locals and taken to clubs.

Getting my feet eaten by fish in Bangkok.

Being steeped in authentic hippie culture in Pai.

Cruising the Andaman by ferry, kayak and longtail boat.

Visiting Sri Lankan refugee families in Bangkok.

Making wonderful friends from around the world and especially close ones from Thailand, France, Sweden, Finland, Canada and the United States.

Outlandish Adventures

Riding a motorbike sidesaddle while feeding the driver a cigarette.

Riding a motorbike astride while feeding the driver a Heineken.

Partying with a tranny.

Playing the bass with a band in a Thai karaoke club.  I don’t play the bass.

Getting into a Muay Thai fight in a bar and losing badly.

Having pizza and margaritas in a Jamaican bar in Malaysia with a guy from Finland.

Performed the Dirty Dancing dance in a bar for an audience — complete with lift!

SO many things that can’t be mentioned here.

Lessons Learned

Build the life that makes you happy.  I’ll be writing about this more.

Don’t fight Muay Thai.

Buckets Consumed


Squat Toilets


Media and Blog Mentions

The Mobile Lawyer featured me in his Lucky Thirteen interview series.  Check it out; he had some really cool questions!

I was chosen as the Lost Girl of the Week on The Lost Girls!  I’m very happy about this.  I essentially wrote the story of my travel life.

The Next Steps

Cambodia?  Laos?  Bangkok for New Year’s Eve?

Seriously, I don’t know for sure.  I won’t until I get there.  I’m living in the moment for the first time in my life, and that makes me really, really happy.