Beijing

To China: Our flight out of the USA took off early saturday morning, so we decided to stay at the gorgeous Westin Hotel basically inside Denver International Airport. We slept a bit before our 430am wakeup call, but REALLY it was more like a nap. Anyway — we got our bags checked, headed through security,…

HIGHLIGHTS:

8 new countries, 25 flights, 5 months in Asia and a lifetime of experiences all in 1 study abroad term. Although I saw some pretty unique places and did some amazing things, I wouldn’t have had half the fun I did without incredible people to share it with. In this post I have complied my entire time in…

Bangkok, Cambodia

  12.09 Early we took a flight to dmk with nok air, a local airline that was great! Free wifi, water and a muffin! First we took a taxi to Adamaz hotel, great location with free snacks..however we had a rooftop suite and ….no elevator. After we set down our bags we went to Wat…

Green Climbers Home.

12.02 At 630am we scarf down breakfast, we head to the airport in cab and meet a nice couple from England traveling through Asia. Following we took a plane to Nokhom Phanom-Thailand and after we took the bus to Thakek. Around 1pm we arrived a the boarder of Thailand and Laos, at customs we actually got the chance…

Singapore Goodbyes; End of Term

  Rita, Mom, Mrs. Kirchmayr, all family and friends who didn’t mention I wasn’t writing fast enough .. here is a new blog. ❤ 11.24 I studied until about 4pm (1600). Then Johannes and I went to see Fort Canning Park. After we got dinner at dhoby ghat with free flow frozen yogurt and soda….

Cat Ba Island.. Hanoi, Vientam

Viet Tips: Be careful crossing the street. It has minimal regulations and can be bit scary at times. The traditional hats in Vietnam are everywhere, it is so interesting that they are still very much part of their everyday life. The seafood, Bánh mì sandwhiches and pho is incredible there.. i think I could live off vietnamese…

Final Stretch Begins..

Random thoughts. I miss Mexican food.. particularly carnitas tacos I really miss amazon.com and online shopping I don’t even remember what it is like to have a washer and a dryer.. What is fresh air and cold weather? Going home in Dec is going to be a shock.. just hoping Dec 19 when i get…

FAMILY & SMU Projects

New thing: Apparently it is common for companies to require prospective employees to take an IQ test before offering them a job in Singapore. 10.20 STUDY. EAT. SLEEP 10.21 Project meetings and class literally. 9am to 4pm. I had a lovely chat with a HR professional about career opportunities in HR compensation and benefit not sure…

Cebuuu

10.11-10.12 Library. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. 10.13 andd.. we are off again. Johannes and I took a little trip to the Philippines. Although, this destination was not originally on either of our lists I really enjoyed the landscapes and adventures we went on. Day one ~ travel, travel, travel We left at 3am for the sake of saving…

Back to Tonsai Beach.

10.2 Sunday was a struggle… I had been invited to climb in Singapore outside with local climbers.. But getting out of bed was too difficult so instead I slept, watched Netflix, ate lots of food and packed for my second trip to Krabi, Thailand 🤗   10.3 Monday morning was quite peaceful. I got up later,…

Back in Singapore

New interesting things I have learned: Facts- My home state of MN is 225,181 km² and the “twin cities” is 16,483 km² Singapore is only 719 km² .. which means my state is 313 times larger and my hometown is 22 times larger than Singapore. Wow! I have seen some kiosks at fast food to order meals,…

When in Bali 🏝

Alright, Alright. Bali, Indonesia is not all just beach and sunshine that I thought it would be there is actually so many amazing things to do and see we barely had time to see any of it! Daan, Simon, Johannes and I 9.15 First day in bali, we all woke up early and had breakfast…