Chantae Was Here Blog

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Staircase to the Moon in Broome, Western Australia

It’s been one whirlwind of a month, where  I traveled Australia from top to bottom… all while staying in the same lonesome state of Western Australia. While I haven’t ventured into the big island’s shinier, more well-known locations, I’m starting to really get attached to this great chunk...

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The Worst Thing About Indonesia: The Trash Problem

“Why did you just throw that into the ocean?… WHY?” The fishermen who had just tossed a bottle filled with yellow liquid overboard began giggling. “It’s petrol!” They laughed. “Why would you throw petrol into the water?!” Moritz jumped into the ocean and began swimming towards the bottle...

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The Tiny Island of Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Gili Trawangan isn’t on the radar of great Indonesian surf spots, so when the stars aligned to bring the biggest swell of our entire trip, Moritz and I knew that this was a good omen of the days to come. “Maybe in another life, we can be marry...

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Kickin’ it in Kuta, Lombok

Kuta, Bali is known as the Charlie Sheen of Indonesia. It’s loud, dirty, and appeals to a special type of audience. Thanks to the Australian reality show, What Really Happens in Bali, Moritz and I decided to forgo the drunk-Australian infested tourist trap in search of more...

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A Paradise for Hippies: Uluwatu, Bali

“A question only an American would ask.” This was Moritz’s response after I asked Aereck, our driver taking us to Uluwatu, if he knew anyone who had been killed by a coconut. Aereck responded that his neighbor had died from being hit by a falling coconut....

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Motorbiking through Ubud, Bali

“We need to make sure that we always bargain. Never take the first price!” I lectured to Moritz, trying to drill it into his head as we stood in the taksi line of Denpasar, Bali airport. “Miss. We take you to your hotel for 170,000 rupiah.”...

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Is That Gargoyle Mooning Me? In Freiburg, Germany

We’ve all heard that “nothing is certain but death and taxes”… but perhaps we should add drama with our employer onto the list.  People from all walks of life groan and moan about their bosses, and after visiting Freiburg’s Cathedral (Freiburg Münster), I’m sure that even the...