About Me


“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Hellloooo. My name is Choua. I am a dreamer, traveler (whenever I can), star gazer, and lover of food and wine.

I’ve always been fascinated with traveling. Though when I was younger, opportunity never present itself, and chasing it was far from reality at the time.

A senior in college and having completed all my classes, I asked myself “what better way to expose myself to the world, explore a new country and culture, and be worry-free?” I took a big step, and went to study abroad for a semester in Thailand. This opened my eyes to a whole different world, and I was infected with an incurable disease – the travel bug! Since then, I’ve tried to go somewhere new at least once a year.

Some things I’ve done:

  • danced with flamingos, fed iguanas, and swam close to sharks in the Bahamas

  • backpacked from Northern to Southern Thailand

  • rode a moped for the first time ever (and in the rain) in Thailand; and fractured my toe

  • walked the Great Wall of China

  • explored cenotes and gotten natural fish pedicures in Mexico

  • backpacked in Japan: Fukuoka –> Hiroshima –> Osaka –> Kyoto –> Nara –> Magome/Tsumongo –> Nagano –> Tokyo

  • quick tour of Malaysia during 8hrs layover

  • swam in the famous infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

  • soaked in the famous blue lagoon in Iceland, twice, and will probably go back again

  • climbed 500 steps – in 100 degrees Fahrenheit, high humidity, and zero wind – to get to the top of hang mua caves in Northern Vietnam

  • traveled solo to Mexico and Thailand

  • hiked the famous Path of the Gods trail on the Amalfi coast in Italy

  • came face to face with a spitting cobra in the rice terraces in Bali, Indonesia

  • hiked in the rain to Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica

  • hiked at 17,000ft elevation to see Rainbow Mountain in Peru

  • visited the four main islands of Hawaii multiple times within a few year's time; fell in love with Kauai

The world is such a big place, why not explore? When we leave this world, we cannot take our possessions with us; what we can take are our memories and adventures.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy browsing through! I’m still in the process of posting about my trips, so more to come!