Yes, I’ve had 2 blogs before.
Island indigo was a blog I started in October 2002. I started it before my friend Jen and I embarked on an adventure of a lifetime (and yes, I’ve had more than one of these!) This go around, Jen and I back packed through Central America for 5 1/2 months. We hit up Mexico, Belize, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. We salsa danced, hiked volcanoes, learned to scuba dive, studied spanish, got sick, robbed, ate strange foods, laughed, loved and had an amazing journey! Here is the link where you can read old archives of our adventure: http://islandindigo.blogspot.com/
I tried my hardest to keep the blog up. Pinky swear. But I just got over it. So in December 2003 – I quit blogger.
Then came blog #2. My boyfriend and I started making a wishlist of what we’d like to see and do in our lives. We started thinking of taking a trip to southeast Asia. Because my dad was in the war and because of my love of the food – I’ve always been interested in that part of the world. When we realized there was no way we could just take 1-3 months off work (and a few other things in life happened that made us realize how short and precious life is) – we decided to sell our house, quit our jobs, sell our cars, and spend a year abroad. Best. Decision. EVER!!!
That is when www.bubblesandbugs.com was born. We became divemasters in Honduras, saw the Taj Mahal, and fell absolutely head over heels in love with Nepal. We met our dream of spending 3 months in Southeast Asia where we saw stunning beaches, met the “Tumbleweeds”, visited war sites, sailed around Halong Bay, explored the ruins of Ankor Wat, and cried over the genocide of the Khmer Rouge. Then we spent the next 2 months in a truck traveling through 7 countries from Kenya to South Africa. We saw lions hunting, fell in love with Zanzibar island, saw a lunar rainbow at Victoria Falls, and dove with the great white sharks in South Africa. It truly was a dream come true.
However, when we returned – we were jobless for a few months and too cheap to continue paying for the domain – so we axed it and ended up hosting it to a free site: http://blowfishvodka.wordpress.com/ – which totally sucks because most of the links to our pictures were hosted on bubblesandbugs.com and are therefore now broken, and we lost track of a lot of our loyal readers. 😦 We have, however, continued to post pictures on our flickr site – and select pictures from our trip can be found here: http://bit.ly/ddgsAZ
So why now?
Well, the boyfriend and I are now husband and wife. We live several thousands of miles away from many loved ones, and quite frankly – I sort of miss having somewhere to post my thoughts, ideas, pictures, adventures, etc. So watch this space – good things are a brewin’!