Tag Archives: Spring 2013

A Moment of Meditation


Breathe in, breathe out. The heat from the campfire warms my skin. The smells of nature and roasting marshmallows hug my nose. Breathe in, breathe out. The multicolored lights loosely hang from the branches of our Christmas tree and illuminate … Continue reading

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Mauritius Monday


Mondays get a bad rap. Well, I guess I can say that because days of the week aren’t significant on board the MV Explorer. My calendar consists of alternating A and B class days, when I’m not in port traveling … Continue reading

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India


The girls and I surrounded by bushes of tea in Munnar. One of many Christian churches in Munnar. Hills of Munnar. Little girl waiting at a bus stop in Munnar.

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Photos from India


Security at the Port of Kochin. Straw mats on which I sat for many hours doing yoga and meditation. Mrs. Hamsapriya, the yoga teacher, and I. A tuktuk, or rickshaw. Cow. Local market in downtown Munnar.

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Incredible India


Kerala, India We arrived to the Port of Kochin on March 6 and stayed for five days. The port is located in Kerala, a state in southwestern India. Kerala is one of the most progressive states in India. It’s literacy … Continue reading

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Hope for Myanmar


This morning I drank coffee and talked with Aung Lin Htwe, one of U Ngwe Thien’s students. Aung runs his family’s cafe while studying and working toward a future in trade. He hopes to export rice to Singapore and Japan. … Continue reading

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Education is Power


Su Thi is 17 years old. She lives in Bago in the northeast part of Yangon. She isn’t in school because she sells packs of postcards for 2000 kyats (about 2 dollars) at the reclining Buddha. I realized just how … Continue reading

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Journeying into the Unknown


Today I will step foot in the poorest country in Southeast Asia and the second most isolated country in the world. I’m excited and nervous and curious to explore Burma. I have no idea what to expect, but that’s what … Continue reading

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Photos from the Mekong Delta, South Vietnam


Maja and I ready for adventure in our new hats. Two young boys making crafts. Vietnamese woman paddling through the river in the Mekong Delta. View of the Mekong Delta from the river boats. Maja with the honey bees. Our … Continue reading

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Homestay in South Vietnam


There is so much that I can say about my week in Vietnam, but only one experience stands out. Maja, Ammie, Case and I shared the same feelings about spending more time in another city. Ho Chi Minh is less … Continue reading

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