Life Update From Korea

Oh, hello there. Yes, I’m alive. How have the first four (five) months living in South Korea been for you? Well, for the first six weeks I was sick. Like, really sick. Like, to the point where I went to the hospital, twice. Don’t worry, thats THE PLACE to be if you want to see…

One Year Later

A year (and 3 Days) ago,  I left for Thailand. I remember the day of my departure vividly;  I was still packing. I had everything sprawled out on the living room floor of the apartment that I loved doing a “Sophie’s choice” of all the items I thought I needed as my subletter moved his belongings into my former…

So, You Want to Teach In Thailand?

My time in Thailand is coming to a wonderful, amazing, bittersweet end. Why, just the other day, I received an email asking to review my contract with WordPress (this website). Has it been almost a year? Why yes, yes it has. Prior to coming to Thailand to Teach, I did extensive research on Teaching in…

Say Yes.

Ever Travel and the places you least expect to go, and they turn out to be the ones you end up enjoying the most? When coming to Thailand, I had a clear list in my head of where I wanted and NEEDED to go to. And yes, they were all GREAT! (Remember when I went to…

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…