Day 334

Taking a break from “what erin’s eating” (my sincerest apologies) I want to share a bit of real talk: I am starting to pa-haaaniiiic about returning to post-RY life. All year long I’ve been very “everything will be fine!”, very “la dee da”, if you will. And I am a human being capable of logical…

Day 333

I woke up realizing I have 5 full days left in this amazing place with the dopest, cheapest food and immediately created a plan for what I would eat these last few days in Thailand (if you think I’m kidding, contact me via “holler” at the top and I will send you a screenshot of…

Day 332

Spent my day going back and forth between getting sick, napping on my bathroom floor, watching Gilmore Girls, and then becoming a ravenous beast craving only the greasiest food FoodPanda could bring to my lobby. v v productive.

Day 331

I was really looking forward to this bougie Thanksgiving dinner that was on a farm, but then I went to it on an empty stomach and drank my weight in white wine (and I have barely been drinking at all since Europe so my tolerance is shot), had to step away from the group JUST…

Day 330

I know that I said I was getting much better at budgeting but all of a sudden I was out of money, so this week’s non-work-time has featured a lot of Netflix because Netflix is free (for me, thanks Herl), and while this sounds super pathetic I am now up to date on Stranger Things…

Day 329

Thanksgiving Round 2 (the actual holiday): I met up with a friend from high school + her husband at a cafe in the old city which was great and bizarre and crazy, treated myself to some quality hair-damaging tools because I want people to remember me without this superpowered frizz bob (go right ahead and…

Day 328

Thanksgiving Round 1: Steph and I went to the mall (thankful for h+m following me around the world and always providing me with quality basics + velvet scrunchies), and in the evening I went to the RY re-entry workshop + Thanksgiving dinner where I was thankful for how much I’ve grown this year, and also…

Day 327

I feel like the biggest thing I’m missing in Thailand is that I can’t have a toastie from 7-eleven because they’re ham + cheese, but my goodness do people love those things.

Day 326

Nothing like starting your week by waking up with giant bug-bite-welts all over your legs (thanks to a weekend in the Great Thai Outdoors) + briefly contemplating what the rest of the year would be like if an amputation were in order! The swelling has gone down, I think I’ll leave Asia with all limbs…

Day 325

A big group of us took several vans + trucks to three cafes – one of which was in a humongous banyan tree – and then explore a small village getting lots of attention from ecotourists, and then about 15 of us all piled into a room to get a Thai massage together which, you…

Day 324

A 2-hour trip to see beautiful temples turned into a 2-hour trip to see mediocre temples and spontaneously deciding to go on a 2-hour hike with a local to walk through the jungle + see waterfalls, terraced farming, WATER BUFFALOES, and finishing by tasting the coffee made with the beans being grown a few hundred…

Day 323

What’s a Friday without a foot massage, fun new Thai pants, and cleaning out your friend’s leftover food (sweet, sweet kraft mac + cheese) before she leaves Remote Year?