Welcome to Rolling Coconut, a travel site featuring travel reviews of the many places visited during my year-long travels through 18 countries in Asia, including China, South East Asia, India, Japan and Nepal.
I’m no travel expert, quite the neophyte actually, but have learned many tips to travel efficiently, manage time and live on a budget. And I’d like to share these!
You’ll find photos, maps, itineraries, names of hotels and where to stay, recommendations on food and places to eat, ideas for activities and visits, as well as helpful travel tips and local insight.
About moi? Well….
French born and raised, Laotian blood and Hawaii lover at heart, my name is Carole. I lived in the United States and Hawaii for 10 years, I like trying all kinds of foods and love spreading the “Aloha Spirit”!
We left in February 2013 with my boyfriend-best friend John, starting in Japan and making our way westwards to India. I did not originally intend to launch a blog as there are already numerous travel sites providing excellent information and tips about traveling in Asia – which I will always share the links to in my posts – but there’s always more useful information to be shared with travelers or wannabe travelers (aka me, a year ago) so I hope you will find this useful and most importantly, interesting.
I left a steady office job in order to go on this adventure. Till then, I had always remained securely on “the path” – go to school, get a job, build a career, further your life, always be serious and move forward. But, like for many others, it wasn’t as fulfilling as I thought it would be. I would be sitting in my cubicle dreaming of adventures and traveling the world. John had already gone on a first adventure during an east to west coast road trip in the States asking people “What is your philosophy in life?”, so of course, we just HAD to continue this project and travel together through Asia.
Quien es John? Well, he is a journalist, photographer, movie-maker, writer all-in-one, you can read about him and his work at www.ooaworld.com. If you’re interested in hearing more stories from our travels, as well as photos and videos, check out ooaworld.com, where you can also find summaries of the travel reviews.
We’re ready to share our journey, the countries and the beauty encountered.
As always, wish you could be with us.
PS: Readers and friends are welcome to contribute in any way by submitting ideas and updated travel information, thanks!