After a month of interacting with farm animals and being covered in dirt (and things dirtier than dirt) on the daily, we wanted to explore a more luxurious side of Nepal once we returned to Kathmandu. Luckily, we didn't need to look very far before discovering the Garden of Dreams (not to mention we splurged on a meal that wasn't dal bhat pretty much the second we got into the city). The Garden of Dreams is located in Kaiser Mahal and was built in 1920 for Kaiser Sumsher Rana, the son of the Prime…Read more
Working with All Hands Volunteers was like biting into a fruit you never knew existed, and wondering how you could have lived without tasting it for your entire life. Taylor and I knew we wanted to travel abroad for an extended period of time, but it seemed almost gluttonous to just traipse across Asia with only ourselves in mind. So, we sought out to find some fulfilling volunteer opportunities. After applying to All Hands in June and not hearing anything for several months, we forgot about the organization and our trip planning was…Read more
The temple sits in the center of Angkor Archaeological Park and has been a coveted place of worship since the 12th century.
While I enjoyed eating my way around Thailand, I don't think I'll be grilling up critters from my backyard any time soon.