MY JOURNEY AT A GLIMPSE

Phong Nha Caves Vietnam Adventures -Part 2

Phong Nha Caves Vietnam Adventures Part 2. Did you miss Part 1 of the Phong Nha Caves Vietnam Adventures?… [more...]

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Top 5 Highlights of Da Nang, Vietnam

My time in Da Nang is almost over and I would like to reflect on my Top 5 Highlights of Da Nang Vietnam. These… [more...]

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Hoi An - Full-Moon Festival

An absolute highlight of my travels in Southeast Asia was the Hoi An - Full-Moon Festival. I sit… [more...]

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Golden Rock Myanmar: in Kyaikhto

Another highlight of Myanmar was the Golden Rock Myanmar, Kyaikhto Golden rock, Kyaikhto Myanmar.   I… [more...]

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Human Powered Ferris Wheel

A Human Powered Ferris Wheel... I never knew such things existed! Coming to a corner the somewhat… [more...]

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“Twenty years from now we will be more disappointed by the things we didn’t do
than by the ones we did do.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

On this site, Journey of a Jungle Girl, I seek to connect the pieces of my life by telling my tales both from my past and from my present. My journey begins deep in a wild untamed jungle in Papua New Guinea... and it continues through the discovery and marvel of this vast and beautiful Earth to facing my fears of the concrete jungle of the modern world and my pursuit of becoming a doctor. They are stories of adventure and discovery, stories that tie together cultures separated by millenniums of time. They will tell of times both adventurous and hopeful and sad and thought provoking. Everyone has a journey to tell; stories of where they came from, stories that makes them who they are. In telling my journey I seek to remember the roots of my past in order to deepen my understanding of myself and the dreams and passions that drive me each day into my future. We only have one life to live - why not live it to its fullest!

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Up the Son River ~ Travel to Phung Nha Caves Vietnam Adventures

Travel to Phong Nha Caves Vietnam Adventures-Part 1

This is part 1 of my Travel to Phong Nha Caves Vietnam Adventures… Vietnam – long, thin and vastly beautiful! Smiles uninhibited, broad and welcoming. The next morning after my arrival into Da Nang, Vietnam, I take off on a train heading north with Dr. Alkan and Susan – a friend visiting from Ho Chi [...]

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Visiting Thailand – Land of Exquisite Street Food and Beautiful People

Visiting Thailand – a Land of Exquisite Street Food and Beautiful People… Lena (who I met in Siem Reap) and I decided to travel by bus to Thailand together.     ~A quick word on booking Buses in Southeast Asia~ Most hostels in Southeast Asia will book buses for you – for a commission which, of [...]

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Tham Kong Lo Cave – Ban Nahin: Highlights of Laos

Tham Kong Lo Cave – Ban Nahin: Highlights of Laos Did you read Part 3 of Laos Travels:  Vang Vieng Travel Highlights of Laos?  I take another cheap but painful songthaew  (a Laos taxi-truck). to Vientiane. Where I then head to Ban Na Hin to visit Kong Lo cave. I arrive to Ba Na Hin at [...]

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Laos to Vietnam Border Crossing -Adventures of Border Crossing

Laos to Vietnam Border Crossing -Adventures of Border Crossing The next morning I set out to find transport to the Vietnam border for my Laos to Vietnam Border Crossing. Yet, again, communication is not happening and I end up sitting down in complete frustration more than once. After getting sent around the entire town I [...]

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Volunteer in Pattaya, Thailand

I was able to Volunteer in Pattaya, Thailand and although short it truly was eye-opening and an experience that, I would not change for anything. Heading to Pattaya I went back to Bangkok where I connect with Lena again! (: We follow a connection Dawn Suwaratana gave me and take a bus with a goal to volunteer [...]

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Land Evictions in Cambodia

The Land Evictions in Cambodia are a crises that many poor people in Cambodia are facing as their government forces them from their rightfully owned land and into abject poverty, hopelessness and for some, death. Read more below… Phnom Pen In Phnom Pen I learned the horrors of Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of Cambodians,  [...]