Japanese Rail Pass, Worth it?

The Japanese Rail Pass is your “Golden Ticket” to Discovering Japan.  Is it worth the hefty Price?  Short answer: Yes. If you plan to visit multiple cities in Japan during your stay (and you totally should!) the pass pays for itself. Still not convinced? Keep Reading! 5 Reasons why Travelers should purchase the Japanese Rail…

Vuh Vuh Vuh – Vietnam! Part 3! Tunnels, Hai Van Pass & Hoi An

Bye Beautiful Halong Bay! Hanoi> Da Nang (central Veitnam) Flight = $23 $23! Suck it, over night buses! We spent the night in Da Nang, and awoke early the next morning to catch a bus to Hue. The bus we traveled on just so happened to be an over night bus… It was pretty comfortable,…

Vuh – Vuh – Vuh Vietnam! Part 2! Halong Bay!

We left the mountains of Sapa and made our way to Halong Bay! We walked around Hanoi Bay and checkout the local travel agencies. Prior to this trip, we read up from bloggers urging to not prebook ANYTHING for Vietnam as it would be much less expensive if you did it in person once there….

Vuh – Vuh – Vuh Vietnam! Part 1

  A colorful, fascinating semester has come to an end. On the last Friday before break, this was me: Saturday, 3am, we were in the customs line. Destination – VIETNAM!                                                  …

In The Clouds…

“Drugs?” he asked me again. I was in Pai, North Thailand. About 3 hours from Chiang Mai and right near the Myanmar Border. Nothing but beautiful mountains, plants, farmlands. Cloud formations that came bellowing out from behind the mountains like steam from a witches cauldron.       Nothing but lush, beautiful green.      …

A Note On Solo Female Travel….

“So you’re here by yourself?” she asked with a mouth full of toothpaste. “Indeed I am” I replied as I spread toothpaste on my own toothbrush. “Thats so cool!” She said in between spits into the sink “It totally is and you can do it too!” and with that, I got to brushing. It was…

A Day In The Life Of Teecha Jenna

For those curious of what my Teecha life is like here in Banggggkok here is a typical day: 6:45 am – Hit the “Snooze” Button on my phone thats right by my head and curse the traffic coordinator outside my window and his damn whistle I hope he chokes on. 6:51 am – Smash that…

31 Promises On My 31st.

This past week, I turned 31. Boy, did that get here quick. I say that every year. This year, in the spirit of this journey, I have written below 31 promises I am making to myself moving forward so here we go… 1.I will make an effort to look people in the eye when speaking…

Traveling During The “Off Season”

After an outbreak of “Foot Throat And Mouth Disease”  School was closed this past Friday – SO that meant an impromptu, spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway for this Teecha!   I booked my fight Thursday night for Phuket – The south of Thailand located off the Andaman Sea (You will all be given a Geography Quiz after…

Herding Cats, A Princess, and Flowers.

  Its been a busy two weeks here. I am now employed at a very nice primary private school just outside of Bangkok.   I am told the school itself has about 250 students. I teach 1 english class a day to a group of 20 (ish)  Kindergarteners. Each classroom has a different name; Grasshopper,…

Comfort Zones?

“Is this even a Hotel? How much was this place?!” I was in my last week of my TESOL ( Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). After a 13 hour bus/van from the pristine beaches of Sihanoukville…. I had arrived to this:     I was a little less than thrilled. The foundation of…

Droplets

Cambodia – Angkor Wat. Truly its Cambodia’s most prized jewel (Sihanoukville is a close second).     Our day at Angkor Wat started at sunrise We weren’t the only ones there   The entire complex of Angkor Wat, runs over a few miles, more than you can do in 6 hours (and about six water…