Archives for July 2012

Lundi Gras in New Orleans

Lundis Gras is still a big day for Carnival. My hotel is a little outside of where I want to be (a good 12 blocks away from Canal St), and if it weren’t festival season then it would be a dangerous area to walk through to get to the French Quarter. Thankfully the streets are lined with tourists and locals alike and there are cops on every ... Continue Reading

Climbing Mt Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo

The struggle wasn't against the mountain, it was against myself. I had just quit the army, and having a fun time adjusting to 'normal' life.  Nightmares and self-doubt were frequent. My love life was a colossal mess. Climbing Mt Kinabalu was part of my own "eat,pray,love" adventure in Southeast Asia. I needed something monumental to push my limits ... Continue Reading