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safariRoo http://safariroo.com trekking through motherhood, one journey at a time. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:20:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Falling in Love with the Philippines http://safariroo.com/the-first-leg-bohol-visayas/ http://safariroo.com/the-first-leg-bohol-visayas/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:28:53 +0000 http://safariroo.com/?p=2149 The Philippines government has a tourism campaign called, “It’s more fun in the Philippines” and until we had a few days of Filipino sand under our feet, I thought it was just another silly marketing ploy.  But dude!, it’s true: everything really is more fun in the Philippines. We started our journey on the island […]

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Into the Mountains of Yunnan: Tiger Leaping Gorge and the Baishuitai Water Terraces http://safariroo.com/tiger-leaping-gorge-and-bashuitai-water-terraces/ http://safariroo.com/tiger-leaping-gorge-and-bashuitai-water-terraces/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:41:25 +0000 http://safariroo.com/?p=1993 Does anyone else have an image of the Yangtze River in their minds from oh, I don’t know, learning about it circa 4th grade?  Well, in my mind, it’s up there with the Tigris, the Euphrates, and the Nile.  The little geologist in me was jumping in her britches when we first crossed over this […]

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The Splendors of Yunnan: on the road from Lijiang to Shaxi http://safariroo.com/the-splendors-of-yunnan/ http://safariroo.com/the-splendors-of-yunnan/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 02:21:57 +0000 http://safariroo.com/?p=1988 I’ve wanted to go to Yunnan Province since I was in college after a botched attempt to join a wildlands studies program focused on the relationship between the minority peoples and the environment in the region.  Images of remote ancient villages, vast mountain ranges, and the indigenous cultures of Yunnan imprinted themselves in my mind […]

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Trekking the Annapurna Himalayas … With Toddlers in Tow http://safariroo.com/trekking-the-annapurna-himalayas-with-toddlers/ http://safariroo.com/trekking-the-annapurna-himalayas-with-toddlers/#respond Fri, 06 Jun 2014 06:10:54 +0000 http://safariroo.com/?p=1984 I really ought to have written this post when the feelings were still fresh and my muscles were still feeling the near-agonizing burn left after our grueling trek.  I’ll start off by saying that 2 of those 5 days were quite possibly the most physically challenging of my life (documented below – my crouched body […]

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That Time When My Kid Nearly Pee’d on a Wild Rhino – Chitwan National Park http://safariroo.com/that-time-when-my-kid-nearly-peed-on-a-wild-rhino-chitwan-national-park/ http://safariroo.com/that-time-when-my-kid-nearly-peed-on-a-wild-rhino-chitwan-national-park/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:05:23 +0000 http://safariroo.com/?p=1818 You see, we had arrived at the restaurant to watch the sunset over the river and eat a *quick* bite before going to the Tharu Cultural Program, around 5:00.  By the time we had to leave for the show at 6:45, we were still waiting for our food (something we would affectionately start referring to […]

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