Today we woke up and made oatmeal and coffee in our little kitchen, got dressed, hailed a taxi, and off to school we went! The children here are ADORABLE. They are so little, just these smalls things flopping around, barely strong enough to hold up their bodies and definitely too young to understand anything they’re … More FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
January 5th was spent in airports and on airplanes, arriving in Hanoi, Vietnam in the late evening. We had an impossibly hard time getting from the airport to our new apartment; so much we almost gave up and got a hostel. BUT, eventually, we found our new home just as the hours changed from January … More GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!
Today we stalled, unsure of when Tori’s new visa would arrive. We went to a café for breakfast and ate our feelings away. Our phones lit up with a kind message from our friend Kate, who is traveling Southeast Asia with her boyfriend, Tim. She was checking in and saying hello. We told her our … More FRIENDS FROM HOME
Today was the worst day since our trip has begun. We woke up early and went to the airport, ready to load our plane for Vietnam! The man at the counter (who didn’t speak much English) told us we couldn’t. He didn’t make any sense and eventually a woman explained to us the situation. Apparently, … More DISASTER IN PARADISE
Today we awoke for a final day in our tent. We headed to the one bar/restaurant on our side of the island, and ordered breakfast. Now let me tell you, working at a restaurant can be very hard- exhausting to say the least. And when you’re understaffed? It can be a new form of torture. … More Bar Work
Today I woke up in a tent at the break of dawn, as has become routine. I changed, walked to the edge of the beach, and began to workout. But, my mind and body were elsewhere today. My throat hurt and my mind couldn’t focus. So, I quit and instead sat and thought. In all … More 2016
My birthday was anti-climatic. Why? Because the whole day was a blur of magical perfection and never reached a “high point” since every hour was a high point. It was sincerely better with each coming minute. I started the day listening to sleepy Tori mumbling “happy birthday!” from our tent as I got dressed. … More 19