We woke up at 8:30, purely for the reason of grabbing the free hostel breakfast before it ended at 9. We ate some toast, bananas, and random Sri Lankan baked goods. There was one muffin that Adrian liked so much that he had about 5 more. At 11:30, we got a tuk tuk to the … More 7/12/18: Beautiful Ella
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?
We had breakfast at the hostel and then walked over to the train station around 7:40. We had to buy tickets for the 8:45 train to Nuwara Eliya. When we got to the station, there was a huge line pouring out of the station and into the street. I went inside to make sure there … More 7/10/18: Freezing In July (Sri Lanka)
We took our took our time leaving Kandy. Around 9, we picked up breakfast down the street— just some laddu and triangle roti from a nearby corner store. The guesthouse owner gave us free ginger tea and mangosteen, how sweet! Once we were checked out, we walked 10 minutes to the bus stop. Just as … More 7/7/18: Bad Mood (Matale, Sri Lanka)
Amanda is BACK on the podcast! This time we’re chatting from our little green jungle pod in Malaysia. Amanda is originally from LA, but moved to NYC two years ago to pursue a career in the food world. She’s a passionate vegan, data analyst, committed foodie, and one of the smartest people I know. Now … More #86: Getting Through Life Transitions (with Amanda Schaible)
Adrian and I woke up and went for a swim in the ocean around 7:30. We had the whole beach to ourselves, which was a lovely contrast to yesterday’s overcrowded madness. The ocean was beautiful with the morning sun reflecting on the water. I loved how calm and serene the early-morning water was as well. … More 7/3/18: The Impossible Beer Quest (Sri Lanka)
I went for an 8-mile run through the streets of Anuradhapura. There were so many stray dogs, it was crazy. Some of them were pretty scary, barking a lot and chasing after me. I also saw a lot of monkeys. Some on the ground, some in trees, and others climbing across telephone wires. Other than … More 6/30/18: The Birthplace of Buddhism In Sri Lanka: Mihintale
Adrian and I woke up at 5:15 to catch the train from Colombo to Anuradhapura, an ancient city known for its historical ruins and temples. We got an Uber at 5:30 and were at the train station by 6. We weren’t sure which platform to wait on, but we needn’t have worried— as soon as … More 6/29/18: Disrespecting the Buddha (Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka)
I did a huge loop around the neighborhood for my morning run, ending near the big morning market by the hotel. I went up to the same coffee lady as the day before. There two girls were ahead of me ordering coffee. Once they were done, I didn’t even say anything and she started making … More 6/27/18: Traveling to SRI LANKA!
Adrian and I had breakfast down in the lobby of our hotel in Bangkok around 10 am. I had some of my leftover rambutan and sweet potato with coffee. We went back to bed for a bit and got up around noon. I needed to get some batteries for my recorder; I had an interview … More 6/25/18: Finally Getting Some Protein