Sydney | Australia :: New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year from Manali + Terry! We rang in 2010 and watched the fireworks from Mrs Macquarie’s Point the Botanical Gardens, a perfect viewing point of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House,...
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Kuta Beach | Bali, Indonesia :: Surfer’s Paradise

We spent Christmas on Kuta Beach this year, gifting ourselves with surfing lessons, among people wearing their swimsuits and Santa hats resting under decorated palm trees. Not a bad way to spend the ‘winter’...

Ubud | Indonesia :: Monkey Forest

There a few words that can describe the cutest, playful but moody monkeys that you will come across in Monkey Forest. Beware that if you have any traces of food in your purses...

Ubud | Indonesia :: Rice Terraces

Known for intricately carved rice terraces, a visit to a terraced rice field is an enjoyable way to spend a lazy afternoon. Two that are worth visiting in the Ubud area include the...

Ubud | Indonesia :: Rafting the Ayung and Luscious Lava of Mt. Batur

Ubud’s fertile land surrounding the rice fields is a result of the volcanic activity amidst the jungles in the middle of the island of Bali. We decided on a whim to ride the scooter up...

Borobudur | Indonesia :: The Sweetest Candi

A 1-2 hour public bus ride north of Yogyakarta, brings you to one of the most popular destinations on Java, the Borobudur temple complex. For some unknown reason, I became transfixed to Borobudur long...

Koh Lanta + Krabi + Rai Lei | Thailand :: Life Is a Beach

Our return to Thailand from Singapore, our second visit after a first go around of 4 weeks, left us a fresh 30 day visa. As it turned out, we would spend the remainder of...

Koh Tao | Thailand :: A Lifetime of Memories

Our lengthy journey to Koh Tao began as we left Singapore, bound once again for Phuket. After an evening at your favorite guest house on Patong Beach, Re’s Guesthouse, we were picked up early...
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Koh Tao | Thailand: A Diver’s Delight

Manali and I had an absolutely wonderful week in Koh Tao, all the while spending a good part of each day in the six we were there earning our Advance Open Water Diver certification....

Singapore | Singapore: The Amazing Turkish Ice Cream Guy

Every so often you come across a true artist, capable of entertaining and dazzling a crowd of onlookers through a rare talent to perform and captivate. The Turkish Ice Cream Guy was one of...

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