Our free hostel at Hi Lanka breakfast included toast with jam, bananas, plus my own almond butter. Hostel breakfasts are always the same. We wanted to go to Pedro Tea Plantation, but it was raining so much that we ended up just hanging out in bed until noon. At that point we were hungry, so … More 7/11/18: Wait, Slovenia Isn’t Slovakia?
I woke up at 5:30 and couldn’t go back to sleep, so I got out of bed around 7 and ate my breakfast: oats and fruit. I blogged until 8:30 and then called a Grab to go to Stark Fitness, a gym a few miles away. Their day pass was 15 ringgit (about $4), … More 6/6/18: Reunited With Amanda!
I finally slept in today! It was 8 am when I opened my eyes. It was so nice to be able to wake up on my own accord for a change. I went downstairs for breakfast. The hostel provided oats— wow! This is the first time I’d seen oats at a hostel. I mixed in … More 5/29/18: Exploring Jakarta By Foot
I went out for a short run this morning. The first mile or so was absolute hell. There were so many cars and motorbikes, and there is really no room for pedestrians so it was actually a bit dangerous. At one point, one guy on a motorbike did a fake-out, pretending to almost crash into … More 5/21/18: Bombarded With Kindness In Java, Indonesia
I went up to the roof of my hostel, Borough Capsule Hostel, for breakfast around 6:45, but no one was there yet. I sat down and started blogging, figuring someone would come up sooner or later. Around 5 minutes later, a lady showed up and started setting up the breakfast. It was toast with jam, … More 5/18/18: Bad Curry
I was the first of the group to wake up (of course). I had breakfast with my toast and fruit that I had bought previously. About an hour later, everyone started to wake up and eat breakfast. I was done eating, so I walked on the beach. When I was back, people were still eating … More 3/24/18: Trekking Around Rabbit Island (Cambodia)
Mad Monkey is a backpacker hostel chain in Southeast Asia, and Claire is their communications director. They currently have 7 hostels throughout Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, and Australia. Claire lived in Canada for most of her life before she caught the travel bug and started traveling the world, eventually settling down in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where … More #78: Mad Monkey’s Claire Casher
I was going to go for a run this morning, but I decided against it since I didn’t want to push my body too soon even though I was feeling much better. Once I ate breakfast and packed, I went into town with Kaitlyn to get some bus snacks. I would be going to Ho … More 3/11/18: Bloat, My Recurring Companion
These are the questions I had for myself before I embarked on my solo travel trip. Many of you who are thinking of doing something similar probably have the same questions, so I hope this helps calm some of your nerves! A few of them more more specific to me (e.g. what to do with … More #75: Everything You Need To Know Before You Travel Solo (Pt 1)