A Year in Seoul - video by Maddy

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Top Moments of 2009

I'd like to think about my goals for 2010 while I am away for the next two weeks in the tropical paradise that is Boracay. This will be my last post of 2009, so I thought I would choose my favorite moments of the past year...

1. Coming out of a laid back rooftop bar in Chiang Mai to find a baby elephant trudging along up the road, which we then proceeded to pet and kiss like crazy.

2. My Italian dinner date with Lacy and Maddy in Chiang Mai - it was the origin of the A Team, a collaboration prophesied by the ancients and written in the stars.

3. Swimming to a deserted island on Koh Chang. We swam in the open ocean for an hour, all the while thinking about sharks and ugly black rock crabs. Then we had to drag ourselves over slimy rocks in only inches of water for what seemed the length of a football field because we the rocks were to slippery to walk on. We made it to the beach eventually and broke coconuts with rocks then drank the fresh juice.

4. Standing at the observation deck of the world's tallest building, Taipei 101

5. Covering ourselves in mud for hours on end at Mudfest.

6. Our idyllic mountain top bungalow in Koh Phagnan where we met our "shaman" and passed a magical night celebrating his birthday.

7. Standing in the sea on Tsushima, Japan after surviving an arduous bicycle odyssey.

8. Luxury noraebanging with our new friend Kevin in Busan (noraebang is a karaoke room)

9. Bungee Jumping- it was horrifying, but I did it.

10. And finally, writing my 100th blog post today and discovering that I have had 2,000 profile views this year. Thanks to everyone who finds the time to read my ramblings, I hope they've been somewhat amusing. Here's to more adventures next year!!

Happy Holidays


  1. Wonderful recap. Thanks for writing. Your blog is worth following.

  2. Very well written and with helpful info thrown in here and there.
    I might be going over there this coming year with a year contract as well.
    May Fortuna offer me the experiences similar to yours.

  3. Happy New year 2010 from Malaysia

  4. I am finally catching up on your blog !! and I am proud to say I was present for all of your top 10 moments of 2009 !!! Maybe you should re-name it "Why Maddy makes my life amazing" haha j/k seriously so happy to share all these unforgettable moments

  5. brittany, hello again ,and thank you,again, for your enriching blogs. May your 2010 find you happy ,healthy and far,far away from bungee bridges!sincerely, Jodie