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Posted on Feb 13, 2013

Throw Up: Why I Never Want To Live On A Boat [Video] – How To Do Get To Koh Rong Island, Cambodia- Nomadic Family World Travel Blog, Budget Travel With Kids, Southeast Asia

Throw Up: Why I Never Want To Live On A Boat [Video] – How To Do Get To Koh Rong Island, Cambodia- Nomadic Family World Travel Blog, Budget Travel With Kids, Southeast Asia

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I lied. I do that from time to time, OK, so bite me! Tracey always says that and it makes me laugh, so I hope you’re at least smiling. I miss Tracey, by the way, and I’m sad that my bird feels her wings are clipped and she has to stay in her cage. I love her, and in case you want to call us friends, you and I, let me tell you that you would love Tracey to death, so check out her blog and laugh and cry with me. She is one of the only blogs I still read regularly. OH, and she’s hysterical and definitely as insane as I am.

And, oh, how in the world did I loose focus of the purpose of me writing to you BEFORE I even got passed line one? Woah! So, I guess my self-diagnosed ADHD gets worse at night, as I near forty, as the ‘new comment’ things flashes that someone else is talking back to me through this blog (which I adore), and… oh shit, I forgot. Seriously, there was one more. Would you believe me if I told you that about two months ago I told Kobi, “Wanna hear something cool?” and he answered immediately, “What?” And, I said, “I forgot, ” and meant it. Yup, I had already forgotten.

So, what are we writing about…. read the title, yes, ok, on track now. Ignore. All. Those. Other. Thoughts. Flashing. In. Right. Now. So, why I will never live on a boat and why I’m lying.

I won’t live on a boat because of what you witnessed in the fore-displayed pitiful video. It’s that obvious. Yes, I also thought it looked a bit sexy, for lack of a better word. I guess in my literally hundreds of videos to you I have never done one lying on my side, on the floor, with my tongue sticking out, hair down, camera going up and down, and the wind blowing like that, so, I can see why the sexual thought comes up. Oh, and yes, it was gross but my tongue did touch that grossly dirty floor. Totally not on purpose, but it did.

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And right about now, you are thinking:

So, this is what we talk about on a family travel blog? Really. This is deep. I should visit this site more often. Maybe next time we’ll see Gabi doing something else stupid like licking another nasty floor in some other vehicle of public transportation. Can’t wait!

Well, the truth is the rest of my family and BoDreay who left the island with us went upstairs to sleep in the shade and on comfy mats. Technically, Orazi did not.

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my baby asleep under the planks of the upper level

He crawled into this tiny nook under that floor and slept so adorably, while poor mom (that’s me) half-way up the ladder was told to come back down. “Too many people upstairs” the captain somehow mimed to me. He said, well his hands did, that the top of the boat had too many people and it would make the boat lean too far back and he needed my weighted self to stay down. So I did and plopped down on the floor when I felt like I was going to up-chuck.

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I did take the motion sickness pills but that didn’t  AT ALL. And I do appreciate Koh Rong Dive Center and CoCo Bungalows and the amazing time we had on the island due to the generousity of Koh Rong Travel Center, and I can’t tell you how it felt to see my family underwater with scuba diving- a true life-changing many a moments but, the commute from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong Island is not on my favorite-things-to-do-in-my-free-time list. In fact, being on a little boat in choppy waters for two and a half hours probably comes up on my list right after throwing up, and right before eating my throw up.

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So, I don’t dig the boat rides. I don’t. And I don’t like Jaws either but that didn’t stop me from watching it hidden behind the couch while my dad watched that and a hundred other rated R movies that he didn’t know my sister and I were watching with him. And that didn’t stop me from snorkeling and scuba diving either. Fear loses again! Yeah! Gabi wins!

And  I hope you can follow my writing cuz I’m letting it go ALL OVER THE PLACE ON THIS ONE. Remember, I’ve told you often that when I am super tired I go all out on the run-on sentences and stop trying to impress anyone and more do like a real conversation. Some of my best work (and some that I should have never published) came out when I was my most tiredest me.

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What the world looks like when you’re on the floor, about to barf

So, the lie. Let me explain. First of all, I used to be a really, really good liar. I was really professional at it, until my goy boyfriend Tracey (not the same Tracey as in the beginning of this post but ironicly also named Tracy Pederson but spelled differently, and no, Tracey from LifeChangingYear doesn’t know this yet!) so, Tracy. Yes, I thought I was going to marry him. Everyone has to fall in love for the first time, and I did and so deeply. So, I was showing off to Tracy how I lied to this teacher and got out of trouble for not turning in an assignment and he turns to me, “And you’re proud of this web of lies?”

Oh. So, Tracy taught me more about the kind of person I want to be than anyone had in my young life and very few have since. So, dear Tracy (the boyfriend) can be credited to me not lying anymore but I did lie, sort of. in the title cuz I would live on a boat under one condition.

THE ONE CONDITION

We have tons of dreams, tons and tons of them, and we’re actually making them come true one after another after another. This world travel thing is doing our souls really good. Well, when we’re not about to murder the children, but I’m focusing now so, another day, another post we’ll talk about that. So, we’re dreaming of a cruise but not a ten day one, but more like a long many-months-see-the-world-time-share sort of cruise. And, a Disney Cruise. So, if and when we get around to asking, if someone gives us a boat to live on for free, after of course our year in the RV that someone will give to live in Europe with, then, then, then we will live on a boat. And I will happily take motion sickness pills every hour on the hour until I am addicted.

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Orazi loved Koh Rong Dive Center so much he stuck their logo his bag

So, if you have any crazy dreams about where you want to live and how, tell me. And if you like it when I lie, tell me. Tracy didn’t, Kobi doesn’t, and I only lie about maybe one thing these days, but that we won’t talk about. And if you think the video was well too much, tell me. And if you think you can hook us up with a free cruise around the world or an RV (and gas) for a free year in Europe, let me know. And while we’re at it, if you have any contacts with newspapers or sites that could write about us, tell me. And if you think I shouldn’t write at night when I’m this tired, tell me. And if you have anything else to say, say it for I feel like I could write non-stop all night, but Kobi’s just come in from hanging out with the Bull Riders here in Dalat, Vietnam and we’re going to bed.

Good night and so much love to you, and yes, I agree, it may be wise to reread the post in the morning BEFORE I push ‘publish’.

Gabi

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  1. Brittney described your writing for me the other night. “It’s like Gabi gulps down 2 Redbulls then sees how much she can type in 20 minutes!” Made me laugh!! And it was kinda perfect!

    • omg i love that! i love that! omg i’ve never had a redbull but i totally feel like that! i love her! can i use that quote! omg. what is her blog again, i’ll link it to her. genius. she is. genius. sorry about jono with the two shoes sizes on the first day. ugh. life sucks in those little ways. but, hey, at least we can laugh about it.

    • hey nora. i love it that you too are prone to seasickness and that you too made videos. i can’t wait to see! no tongue licking the floor though, clearly you’ve missed out on the greater joys of life. i hope you get to experience it next time love. thank you for taking the time to comment nora- professional hobo that you are! hugs to you, gabi

  2. OK, so when the men in the white coats come to take you away, I will take care of the kids; Kobi won’t be able to, because you will need him to be your negotiator in court, to prove you are truly NOT nuts! Love ya.x

    • oh girl friend. i admit, i wrote this over a month ago and i’m reading it again now to see why you think the men in white jackets should come and omg i’m laughing so hard i want to pee. i actually need to pee but will not walk into that pitch darkness to go so i might as well pee on myself, which would make a great post. i love you. i’ve missed you. you picked a good post to come back on. it is sooo funny. i love reading this stuff later and laughing at how funny it all came out on the page. i fingerpaint with words. oh, and i totally should have read it before i published. oh well. i love you melanie.

  3. Hi there

    Loved this post…I can totally relate to your experience!

    I just hopped off a 1 1/2 hour ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket…our ferry powering through 5ft swell! Sickest I’ve ever been I reckon!

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