Chantae Was Here Blog

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Trekking Mt. Batur, Bali Before Sunrise

It was still dark when we reached the summit. We sat on the edge of the mountain and watched a line of lights flicker as people walked up the mountain — the volcano’s version of morning rush hour. People from all around the world dedicated their...

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Surprise! I’m Moving to Fiji and Other Life Updates

I’m not one to usually write here’s-a-general-update-on-my-life articles but I suppose now is a good time to share all that has been happening and will be happening in 2018. The past four years in Western Australia have been a mix of stress and excitement. It’s been...

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All the Lies I Told my Sister in Bali, Indonesia

Anyone who has a sibling knows the complexity of sibling relationships. Anyone who has heard my little sister recount childhood stories probably assumes that she grew up in a torture chamber, where her evil older sister warped her innocent little soul beyond repair. It’s funny, she...

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Motorcycling to Maubisse, East Timor

My friends and I sat on chairs lined up on one side of the living room at an elder’s house in Maubisse, East Timor. “I call this drink sock juice. Because it tastes like sock juice,” a Peace Corp working in Maubisse, East Timor cautioned me...

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How To Pack for a Multi-Destination Adventure Trip

You know my ongoing obsession with minimalism and travel? Well, I’m about to blow that entire concept to smithereens in this packing list post. Maybe some of you can master the art of packing lightly for multiple destinations much better than I can, but this is...