Chantae Was Here Blog

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Twenty-four hours in Guangzhou, China

The ticketing lady’s face turned a violent red as her twiggy arms dragged my 52 kilogram canvas suitcase into the luggage area. “Anything else?” She smiled, sweat dripping down the sides of her face. What she didn’t know was that I’d already checked in a surfboard...

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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...