Hoi An – Ivy Hotel

Hoi An is a wonderful city that everyone should visit while traveling through Vietnam and our favorite hotel to stay in the old town is the Ivy Hotel!  Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the Ivy Hotel perfectly situated by the river and a short walk to the old town.  The staff here Read More …

Cat Tien National Park – Trekking with wild gibbons

We arrived in Cat Tien National Park 2 days after departing Ho Chi Minh City.  Its possible to get to Cat Tien in a day but we were still figuring out our new set of wheels and had plenty of time in Vietnam so decided to take it slow.  I’ll keep this post focused on Read More …

Bardia National Park – Jeep Safari

Bardia National Park is in the Western Region of Nepal and the best place in the world to see wild tigers! It’s often referred to as “Chitwan National Park 30 years go” and is famously void of toursists but full of wildlife!  Bardia is more remote and a longer ride from Kathmandu or Pokhara but well worth it.   My Read More …

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit: Chame to Manang

Today was the first actual day of hiking on the Annapurna Circuit and we woke up to beautiful blue skies and snow capped mountains after a crazy ride from Kathmandu!  We had about 25 km between Chame and our acclimatization day in Manang .  It would take us 2 days to climb over 1000m and reach the highest Read More …

Bardia National Park – Jungle Walk

Bardia National Park is in the Western Region of Nepal and the best place in the world to see wild tigers! I found out about it from a friend in Kathmandu when I told her I was planning on heading to Chitwan National Park. She told me “Bardia is like Chitwan 30 years go” and Read More …

Kopan Monastery – Buddhist & Meditation Retreat

Kopan Monastery is home to hundreds of monks and opens its doors to travelers interested in learning about Buddhism and meditation.  I joined a 1 week retreat focusing on an introduction to Buddhism and meditation in Kathmandu and absolutely loved it!  Kopan monastery is situated high above the chaos of Kathmandu with a beautiful view Read More …

Backpacking in Nepal

Most of you already know that I left Korea in early March to embark on an epic backpacking journey through Asia.  The last 4 months have had their share of ups and downs, most recently with LiveTravelTeach.com being offline.  The good news is I’m back online and still loving it in Nepal. I originally came Read More …

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit: Leaving Kathmandu

Kathmandu is filled with a whirlwind of dust as trekkers from around the world prepare for their journey into The Himalayas.  My brother and I met our guide Thakur the night before and today we found him waiting for us at the hotel just after breakfast. We took a taxi past merchants setting up shop in Read More …

Relaxing in Pushkar

Pushkar is a beautiful oasis in the deserts of Rajasthan.  Legend says that Brahma slew a demon with his weapon, the lotus flower, and where the petals fell to earth Pushkar lake appeared.  Nomads and travelers in the first millennium tell stories of Pushkar Lake’s healing properties and it is still a place of worship Read More …

The Rickshaw Run – Getting to Cochin – The Final Chapter

Leaving Goa was hard but that’s mostly because we were on a private beach and lets be honest, who wants to leave a private beach?  But alas we had 2 days to bring the Rickshaws to Fort Cochin and were excited to swap travel tales with the 80+ other teams and enjoy the after party. Read More …