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Silvia is Moving!

  As many of you know, Danielle and I decided to go our separate ways for some solo traveling in the spring, before reuniting this summer in Israel. We had planned to continue blogging together on The Roaming Coconuts, however we quickly realized that sharing a blog from different continents would be a bit tricky. Coordinating blog posts while Danielle is in Ethiopia and I’m in Iran? Maybe not... read more

Battle and Downs: The South of England

This post was written by Silvia Lawrence, who can be found blogging from Heart My Backpack.   Oh hey blog, remember me? I didn’t totally abandon you, just took a little holiday break at home in the States. Three weeks, lots of exciting Christmas presents, and an extra ten pounds later, I hopped on a plane to London and remembered something about being a coconut. That’s right –... read more

Myanmar: The Land of Lephet Thoke, Longyis and Betel Nut Colored Smiles

I initially made my way to Asia as part of the American Jewish World Service’s Volunteer Corps.  I was placed in the lovely city of Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, where I spent time helping out at the incredibly inspiring Burmese NGOs, Shan Youth Power and NEED-Burma.   It was an amazing experience and I learned so much about Myanmar (or are we still calling it Burma? Unclear.) but never got to... read more

Our 13 Best, Worst, and Strange Travel Moments of 2013

“13 — of 2013” posts have been popping up all over the travel blogosphere. From posts chronicling 13 travel bests of the year to a post about a blogger’s “13 Best Hate Comments of 2013,” this has been a great week for reminiscing. Not being ones to miss jumping on a bandwagon, Danielle and I have come up with our own 13 of 2013 roundup, this time highlighting the good,... read more

The Harvest

This post was written by Silvia Lawrence, who can be found blogging from Heart My Backpack. Am I the only one who associates “harvest” with creepy sacrifice rituals? Have I been spending too much time watching supernatural TV shows and not enough working the land? Well duh.  One of the nice things about returning to Chiang Mai after months on the road was already knowing the ins and outs of... read more

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