Author Archives: Dee Walker

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Party boating on Ha Long Bay

Sarah and I went big the week of October 6th, which marked both the halfway point of my RTW journey as well as my birthday. For two days we partied on a boat in Ha Long Bay with an eclectic … Continue reading

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Soul Sisters in Sa Pa

Like the butterflies that roam Vietnam’s terraced mountains, Sarah is larger than life. The day after she flew in from LAX, we girled around Hanoi, exploring historical sites, buying gifts for loved ones, and getting our nails done — all … Continue reading

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Ubud: a taste of Indo culture

Ubud, a historic town on Bali, in just a day taught me vast amounts about Indo’s fantastically multidimensional culture. Regrettably, I’m lacking the time to share what I learned! (I’m in Vietnam now and awaiting the arrival of a very … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time on Gili Trawangan

Last weekend, I did Gili Trawangan (“Gili T”) proper, partying too hard and getting too sunburned. There was another element that this island offered me, though, which took me by surprise. On Friday, I boarded the boat on Lombok immediately … Continue reading

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Summiting Mount Rinjani

“After I’m done traveling this year, I’ll be ready to settle down and, you know, grow flowers,” he said to me and the Dutch student on the bus. There was a pregnant pause where none of us so much as … Continue reading

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Lombok, Indonesia

Some shots of breezy adventures these last few days. Found a partner for Mount Rinjani, Lombok’s active volcano (12,224 feet). We leave in a few hours (5 a.m.) to begin the 3-day trek. Sunday My home in Bali Monday Padangbai’s … Continue reading

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“Sweet as”

A Kiwi expression. New Zealand was sweet to me, being both totally rad and also kind. Its experiences, like its people, were grounding. “Sweet as what?” I used to ask my Kiwi friend in law school who regularly used the … Continue reading

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Abel Tasman: the Goldilocks Walk

The Abel Tasman track — named after an explorer for the Dutch East India Company in the 1640s who thought he had reached South America — is one of the nine Great Walks that hugs the northern coastline of New … Continue reading

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Black water rafting

When in New Zealand, get your adrenaline rush. Plan one was skydiving, plan two was flying a helicopter and glacier trekking. Neither manifested due to weather. So, black water rafting it was! So surreal. Took a train then hiked through … Continue reading

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Milford, All Blacks, and Dancing in the streets of Wanaka

Friday: Cruised around Milford Sound. Heaps of rain but it added to the intensity of the waterfalls. Met two English guys on the cruise, one of whom had recently traveled to Thailand and been knocked out by a Muay Thai … Continue reading

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