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…And that’s a wrap!

…And that’s a wrap!

Thank you for your support, loyalty and amazing comments that kept us company through more than a year of backpacking. We’ll save you the mushy speech — I kind of already did that — but if you’re keen to follow along on our next journey as we conquer San Diego, find jobs, discover delicious food, … Continue reading »

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What happens now? California, here we come!

Since real time blogging is near impossible during travels, I’m going to go ahead and interrupt Eaman’s lovely stream of Iran posts to give you an update on what’s next for us because newsflash: Eaman got back last Thursday! And bigger newflash: We’re moving to California in the new year! Yep, our vague notion back … Continue reading »

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Fiction, nonfiction and young adult fare: What we read on the road

Since I’ve been home, a lot of my friends have been asking me what Eaman and I did in our spare time for entertainment during our trip. (Does eating count as entertainment? It does to us.) We rarely had TV, and even when we did, we were less than thrilled to watch The Big Bang … Continue reading »

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13 Months on the road in photos: Our favorite pics from the trip

It was difficult to choose from the thousands (literally) of photos we took from the trip, but on our last night together in Delhi, Eaman and I carefully selected our favorites, ones that encompass, culture, food, love and beautiful scenery. Here they are for you in chronological order to give you a sense of city-, … Continue reading »

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What a year of travel can teach you about life, passion and killing mosquitoes

I’ve been home for nearly a week while Eaman backpacks through Iran, but before we parted ways, we had a long conversation about this past year, what we’ve learned, what we would’ve done differently and what everything has meant to us. We’ve had these dialogues pretty often and usually spontaneously throughout our travels, but this … Continue reading »

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Our trip is almost over! Here’s how it’ll all end…

Our last post was on Malaysia, but we were actually there a whole two weeks ago. Myanmar put a major delay on real-time blogging thanks to a lack of good/any Internet, and once we got to India, let’s face it, IST (Indian Standard Time) kicked in. This is my opportunity to catch you up to … Continue reading »

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Change of plans: Laos tomorrow, Cambodia out, Malaysia in!

If you follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram, then you know we left Hanoi Saturday night and spent the past days in Hoi An, a relaxed city on the central coast known for its food and romantic old town. It was a pleasant couple days, but now we’re back on the road. It’s probably the … Continue reading »

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The Packing List, 8 months later

Archana’s Packing List Backpack: Farpoint 55L small/medium (40L + 15L daypack attached) Clothes (in 3 Eagle Creek packing cubes Рahh, the wonders of rolling!)

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