Saturday, March 31, 2012


everything you've heard about trains in india is true. 
first day in the country, second hour in mumbai, cassidy and i were already on one. 
and of course it was a near disaster. 
we realized that we had got on the wrong train and then seconds later the train started leaving the station. 
already packed into the middle of the car, we had to push to get out in time. 
jumping out of a moving train with both a packed train and crowded train station and almost eating dirt?
great way to start an indian adventure.

other observations:
-you would think that because the trains are full of people, they would be smelly. but not at all. they were actually quite pleasant. 
-the "ladies only" cars were FANTASTIC. it was like a giant sleepover where you could just hang out with your girlfriends and paint your nails together. 
-the best thing about the lady cars? checking out all the gorrrrrgeous saris. 
-every time we got on a train someone befriended us and helped us find the right stop. so, so kind. 
-the car doors stay open so you can totally hang half outside the car if you want. slightly, okay incredibly terrifying. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

INDIA, holy moly, i might die of excitement, oh my gosh, ahhhhhhhhh.

i absolutely, positively LOVED india. the colors, the smells, the tastes! my two weeks could have lasted for months and i would have been content. :) more to come. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

TURKEY, totally dude!

-> gaziantep and istanbul, turkey

(the food. oh the gloriously delicious food) 

(seductive old man)

 (the mosaics blew my mind.)

(cassidy= honorary korean)

(precariously layered chai)

(head scarfs most definitely do not suite me.)

(whirling dervishes) 

(1st attempt at a self portrait was so pathetic, a kind turkish man offered to help me out. )

(by taking my picture)

(at four different)

(vantage points)

(kind and utterly ridiculous)

(woah. utterly terrifying.)



Monday, March 12, 2012

CAMBODIA, holy cow!

bangkok, thailand-> 
phnom penh and siem reap and angkor wat, cambodia
cambodia is a place of big rocks, beautiful colors, kind people, and good food.

(angkor wat)

(phnom penh)