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.
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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!



Visit Yangon -Highlights in Yangon (Rangoon, Burma)

Do you want to visit Yangon, Myanmar (Rangoon, Burma)?  There are many highlights in Yangon. Fascinating curious people, beauty waiting to be discovered, unsuspecting surprises – it is a city full of life and energy. Visit Yangon -Highlights in Yangon (Rangoon, Burma) 1) Exploring the Streets! Broad, red stained smiles and red splattered walls instantly make […]


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,  […]


Vang Vieng Travel -Highlights of Laos

Vang Vieng Travel -Highlights of Laos Part 3 Did you read Part 2 of Laos Travels: Nong Khiaw – Highlights of Laos?  I arrive in Luang Prabang (LP) far too late to catch the night bus and I miss Heather. I check into the Spicy Laos Backpackers: party central but it has cheap dorm beds […]


Highlights of Mui Ne, Vietnam

After leaving Nha Trang, Vietnam, Sarah and I then take a bus to experience the Highlights of Mui Ne Vietnam… We stayed at a great hotel $8/night for a double room, shared bath. It was right on the beach and had a nice pool! So fancy for only $4 (: In Mui Ne, we randomly met […]


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 […]


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 […]