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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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 are priceless experiences and with them I hope to inspire you to travel to this beautiful country and meet the wonderful people who live here… …my Top 5 highlights of Da Nang Vietnam […]

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia and Around Siem Reap

I then head to Siem Reap to experience for myself the mysterious power of the ancient Angkor Wat Cambodia. The Road to Siem Reap Where is the mighty Mekong? Everywhere! During the rainy season June – October the Mekong rises so dramatically that it actually causes the Tonle Sap river to reverse its flow into the Tonle Sap […]

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Visit Bagan Myanmar

Tips to Visit Bagan Myanmar (Bagan Burma) and Tips to Travel to Bagan–  Bagan (also Pagan) is in central Myanmar on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.  It is 400 miles north of Yangon. An archeological marvel, Bagan has the largest area of over 4,000+ Pagodas, Buddhist temples, Stupas and ruins in the world, some […]

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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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Karen Refugees -Their Plight + Story of Survival

Karen Refugees -Their Plight + Story of Survival Mae La is the largest of 10 refugee camps along the Thailand Burma border.  They are made up of ethnic minorities (primarily Karen refugees) fleeing atrocities and ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar (Burmese) Military government. Read my story about visiting the Mae La Refugee Camp + Karen […]

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Laos Highlights

There are many Laos Highlights-Laos is landlocked by Burma, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. It is officially called Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Tourism is growing but not as extensive as it is in other SE Asia countries, and it is easier to find simple and pleasant traveling adventures off the beaten tourist path. Click on […]