Tag: backpacking

August Q&A, Part II : How Do I Plan A Round-The-World Trip?

Posted on August 15th, by joanna in Uncover, Unlock. No Comments

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“Hi girls! I’m considering doing a round the world trip. How would you suggest I go about planning it? And how safe would it be to travel on my own?”

– Lydia, Singapore


Dear Lydia,

my, my, you’re a brave one! Few would leave their jobs, family & friends behind to embark on a trip around the world. One person I know who did is Bobo, and she has some … Read More »

Most Worthwhile $2 in Siem Reap

Posted on June 14th, by andrea in Uncover. No Comments

What can you get with $2? A cup of Starbucks coffee? Not even.  A train ride out to town one way? Sounds about right.  Definitely a full meal off of McDonalds heart attack $1 menu.  Those two dollars doesn’t seem like it’ll go a long way, but merely just spare change nestled in your pockets for a rainy day.  

After a 4.5 hours bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, we needed a little unwinding time of just doing absolutely nothing.  The air savored of beef and basil, and even with the language barrier we had no problem ordering our satisfying bowl of beef noodles.  All this goodness only cost us fifty cents!  

The unpaved roads, miles of ancient ruins, rows of breathtaking scrolls and paintings gave Siem Reap an untouched characteristic.  Rows of chairs were setup both … Read More »


-Act of leaving behind life’s burden, roles, expectations, responsibilities.

-Welcoming new knowledge, developing new relationships, people, new directions.

-Removal + releasing clutter, the unnecessary, negatives.

-Stripping set rules, perceptions, prenotions, assumptions, standards, and old habits.

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