Scary Flip Flops

Getting Sick: Rural Cambodia vs. Bangkok

Getting Sick on the Road For most of us, getting sick while traveling is pretty high on the list of fears.  It’s no fun to be ill no matter where…

Cyclos in Yogyakarta

5 Fun Southeast Asian Taxis

From the simple cyclo to the most decked-out, sparkly tuk tuk, getting a ride in Southeast Asia is an adventure.  Having evolved from the need to navigate narrow streets quickly,…


Travel Budget Thailand: Baht-Man and no Robbin’

Our Thailand expenses are a little different, since they were spread out over three separate visits between September 2011 and January 2012. We arrived in Bangkok, and spent about a week there, before heading north by train to Chiang Mai. After another week or so there, we head into Laos. The next time we crossed the Thai border was via the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge into Nong Khai, in northeastern Thailand. A few days there, and we were headed to Phuket for a mid-RTW rest stop at a Marriott timeshare! A few months later, we returned to Bangkok again just in time for Christmas and New Year’s.

Wat Pho

Reflection: Thailand

Photo highlights from our time in Thailand.


Photo Friday!

Can you guess where these photos were taken?  We’ve had some time to review and have a little fun with some of the 11,000 + photos that we took on…


My Ever Changing Name

After traveling in Asia for the last 9 months I’ve come up with an observation. I’m not sure if I’m the only person who feels this way or if other…

Sunset : Labuanbajo, Indonesia

2011 Photo Roundup

South Korea Knowing less about South Korea than either Japan or China made for some wonderful surprises. A rich, colorful culture and curious, helpful people made our visit here one…

Family Spirit Phuket

Phuket is known as a beach paradise, a place to get away from it all, relax and enjoy. After almost five months on the road, that sounded ideal, and what…


Capital Border Town Vientiane

Our journey from Luang Namtha to Luang Prabang was over one of the few paved roads in Laos, and it was rough. The rainy season wreaks havoc with landslides, bridges…

Easy Rider…Well, Sort Of

As we arrive at the train station in Bangkok we’re unsure of what to expect. People sit in the middle of the station on the floor waiting to board their…