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August Month 8: Say Yes (Part One)

Challenge: Say "Yes" to new opportunities Charity: The LifeTrain Trust Total £ accrued: £2 Status: Sometimes your heart just wants to say no. Those may be the times you must not follow your heart. The Eighth Challenge: Saying "Yes" to New Opportunities Before I get into the challenge, you should know that this came at a [...]

July Month 7: Water (Part Two)

Challenge: Drink Water!! Charity: Tearfund Total £ accrued: £7 Status: Doing the pee dance does not get you ahead in the queue... The Seventh Challenge: To Drink Water Downing to Drinking I don't know how it happened, but one day I looked at my half empty water bottle and realised that I hadn't been forcing it [...]

July Month 7: Water (Part One)

Challenge: Drink Water!! Charity: Tearfund Total £ accrued: £1 Status: There's no feeling quite as terrible as of a stomach full of water. The Seventh Challenge: To Drink Water It's really unfortunate that I begin this challenge in the most rural of areas and not in the comfort of my own home. With frequent need for [...]

June Month 6: Meditation (Part Two)

Challenge: Meditate Charity: Be Me Project Total £ accrued: £20 Reflection: "Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead." - Yvonne Woon The Sixth Challenge: To Meditate   What do you wake up for? It's been a challenging month, mixing the excitement of travelling with the serenity of meditation. But it really [...]

13 Weeks of Wandering: Adventures of the Travel Trio

Bangkok | Cambodia | Vietnam | Laos New York >> Miami | Portland >> Vancouver Where To? Vietnam How long? 3 Weeks Thoughts: So much beauty in the world! Huế It was sad to say good-bye to Hoi An with all of it's magic, but there was so much more of Vietnam to see and my 1 1/2 months wasn't going to stretch [...]

13 Weeks of Wandering: In Vietnam

Bangkok | Cambodia | Vietnam | Laos New York >> Miami | Portland >> Vancouver Where To? Vietnam How long? 3 Weeks Status: How can so much beauty exist where so much destruction has taken place? Hội An & Mỹ Sơn  Hội An Hội An, I could say so much about Hội An! Arriving after an overnight bus in a location around 15 [...]

13 Weeks of Wandering – Destination: Vietnam

Bangkok | Cambodia | Vietnam | Laos New York >> Miami | Portland >> Vancouver Where To? Vietnam How long? 3 Weeks Status: Sorry to say good-bye to my tour group!     13WoW – Destination: Vietnam Crossing from Cambodia into Vietnam at the Phnom Den - Tinh Bien border was very easy. That may be due to the bribe of $1 that [...]

13 Weeks of Wandering – In Cambodia

Bangkok | Cambodia | Vietnam | Laos New York >> Miami | Portland >> Vancouver Where To? Cambodia How long? 7 days Status: Temples, Tarantulas and Treks 13WoW – In Cambodia Getting to Know the Cambodian People To summarise Cambodia in 3 words, it would be temples, tarantulas and treks. Cambodians are beautiful people, kind, [...]

12 Steps to Simple Living

This month, in spending time in reflection, being self-aware and harnessing positive thoughts, I've realised that it is important to define the things that matter most to you. And in doing that we need to be intentional about taking steps to respond to those things. We like to complicate life and stray away from the simplicity of day [...]

13 Weeks of Wandering – Destination: Cambodia

Bangkok | Cambodia | Vietnam | Laos New York >> Miami | Portland >> Vancouver Where To? Cambodia How long? 7 days Status: Facing my fears and having fun! 13WoW – Destination: Cambodia The Border Crossing Crossing the border from Thailand to Cambodia was a three step process that was thankfully organised by Coco, our Cambodian tour leader. Step one: Stop at a [...]