Living like a Digital Nomad in Ubud

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One month has passed in that way time passes when you are living someplace new and different. Fast yet slow. Plenty of days spent in a mixed blur of laziness and work; motorbike adventures and days where we barely left the house or our computers. Getting comfortable. Learning the lay of the land. We’ve been in Bali a month and we […]

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Birds in Paradise: A Day in Bali Bird Park

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The attendant showed us the calculator screen,”800,000 rupiah…” The cost for two tickets to Bali Bird Park. We hadn’t done our homework. We made the 30 minute drive south from Ubud and arrived to find out the entrance price, the equivalent of $27 USD/each, was far more than our cheap selves wanted to pay for a nonchalant day trip. We looked at each […]

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Forget the Pho; 10 Other Vietnamese Dishes to Try

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It’s amazing to me that Pho, or Vietnamese noodle soup, is the most internationally well-known Vietnamese dish, when there are so many other incredible Vietnamese dishes to try. Here are ten of my favorites: 1. Bahn Khot & Banh Xeo Vietnamese style savory, rice pancakes filled with seafood or pork, scallions, bean sprouts; wrap them in lettuce with herbs and pickled carrots/green papaya, dip […]

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Cruising in Ha Long Bay

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We knew we were in for a treat after waking in our hotel and peeking out the window. Even from the rather dirty, industrial port of Ha Long City, the view of craggy limestone cliffs poking out from green sea was enough to evoke our excitement and admiration. I was with my mom and “twisted aunts,” and we had reached the […]

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