A Day in Vang Vieng

 Posted by at 9:25 pm  Laos  2 Responses »
Aug 152013
 
A Day in Vang Vieng

We rented a motorcycle/scooter for the day for about $4. I must admit I was a little nervous because the roads in Laos seem to have a lot of gravel. And lets just say me and gravel have a challenging relationship (i.e see post about motorcycle accident in Goa). Anyways, we set off for the […]

The Mighty Mekong

 Posted by at 10:22 am  Laos  No Responses »
Aug 122013
 
The Mighty Mekong

We set out on a 2-day slow boat down the Mighty Mekong River into Luang Prabang, Laos. The day quickly reminded us of how it feels to be traveling in a third world country again. The immigration lines were unruly and chaotic. Another third world reminder is transportation–it almost always boils down to transportation. It […]

New Pact

 Posted by at 9:15 am  Thailand  3 Responses »
Aug 082013
 
New Pact

Ryan and I shook on a new pact we made with each other today…that we will never be older than the number of countries we’ve visited. Unless we live to be 200 years old, we should always have somewhere new to explore. On this trip we will have visited 34 countries. We can only add […]

Chiang Mai

 Posted by at 10:10 pm  Chiang Mai, Thailand  2 Responses »
Jul 282013
 
Chiang Mai

We have carved out a nice, comfortable existence here in Chiang Mai. It’s quickly checking all the boxes: Good food- CHECK Comfortable Accommodations- CHECK Interesting Culture- CHECK Easy accessibility around town- CHECK Unique shopping- CHECK Access to fresh coconut-CHECK Excellent Thai Massages- CHECK There are hundreds of temples in the Chiang Mai area to go […]

Singapore, Singapore

 Posted by at 1:30 am  Singapore  2 Responses »
Jul 102013
 
Singapore, Singapore

  We really like Singapore! It’s a fabulous walking city filled with new and old, a sublime mixture of ultra-modern architecture and traditional shophouses, and everything is clean.  Although it has a reputation for its extreme oversight (such as fines for not flushing public toilets and not selling chewing gum), it doesn’t at all have […]