On October 24th, 2018, I flew from Auckland, New Zealand and touched down Siem Reap, Cambodia the next morning. I joined up with my friend Christina (from California but meet through my college friend Chuck when they were visiting Bali July 2018).Read More
Kia ora! Coming soon.Read More
After my quick trip out of the country to Singapore, I went directly to the beach town of Seminyak. It is below the surf town of Canggu and above party town of Kuta. J.L. Kayu from J.L. Drupadi to the beach and H.L. Petitegenet to the beach seem to be the main happening roads.Read More
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After breakfast arriving back from diving the Great Barrier Reef to shore at 8am, we all said our goodbyes. It was bittersweet leaving the boat as our whole day was surrounded by great dives, amazing sea life, delicious food,and good company. We didn’t have to plan a thing!Read More
From April 30- May 3rd, I did my first ever live a board trip with Mike Ball and dove the magnificent Great Barrier Reef with the 3 day/12 dive Fly Dive Cod Hole boat trip. It was advertised as the best Cairns dive expedition for the average diver and included the Ribbon Reefs which offered excellent biodiversity.Read More
Woke up at 2am to drive my friends Bernice and Melissa to the Gold Coast and then drove to the Brisbane Airport. Arrived to Townsville at 11am from Brisbane Airport and hitched a ride from my seat mate to the Barracks for a nice view of the ocean.Read More
Arrived in Melbourne at 5:15am, got a 24 g sim card for 30aus and ubered to my friend Jeanette’s house. She graciously let us stay at her house in the Brunswick area.Read More
Settled into our Surfers Paradise condo/m airbnb.
Walked along the surfers paradise beach up to main beach and hung out. The beaches are beautiful, sand soft, water is clear, and they are very clean.Read More
Flew from South Africa to Zimbabwe and arrived at the Shearwater Explorers Hotel. It is a very cute hotel with thatched roofs and nice little pool and bar. For excursions, we signed up for a sunset river cruise down the Zambezi that evening.Read More
Visited the World Heritage site called the Cradle of Humankind Museum about 1 hour north of Johannesburg where early hominid remains were found of the Homo Habilis (right before Homo Sapians appeared) about 190,000 years ago.The most famous found were the Taung Child “little foot” and “Mrs. Ples” of the 15 hominid remains found. There were caves such as the Sterkfontein Caves which were a major excavation site in Maropeng ( means returning to site of origin).Read More
Kruger National Park observations and tips:
It’s nice to stay in a camp for night within the park and do included safari’s and bush walks ( such as Umkumbe, Olifants, etc). It is also expensive about $300 USD per person and up and different options from camping to more luxurious accommodations. You can only do an organized night safari ( not self drive as the park closes at 6pm).Read More
Ate brunch at Pablo Egg-Go-Bar in Melville. Had a poached egg and yummy flat bread.
Taught yoga at Emmarentia Park and had some little girls and a lady who worked in advertising who was going to travel for a while.
Visited the home of Nelson Mandela who fought against the Apartheid (systematic racial segregation). His home is on the famous Vilakazi street where it is known for having 2 noble peace prize winners there including Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.Read More
Had breakfast at La Lachere hotel and drove back to Johannesburg (Joberg) Arrived at our airbnb at a trendy neighborhood called Maboneng with restaurants, cafes, and nightlife. The structure of the building where our airbnb was was remodeled, modern stacked shipping containers which gave it an industrial look from the outside.Read More
Left Umkumbe on March 26th, exited the private reserve and gate and re-entered Kruger Gate, driving up and seeing a variety of animals including:
Red billed Hornbill
Left Delhi with a layover in mumbai, then 2nd stop over in Nairobi, Kenya. Our flight was delayed and we missed out flight to Johannesburg. Was given a hotel night and visa for Kenya and got rebooked the next morning.
Arrived in Johannesburg and stayed at a hotel halfway to Kruger at Amaralliys Guest House.Read More