Because we had to...

Cambodia

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Because we had to…

We reluctantly left Siem Reap on a Monday morning minivan headed for Phnom Penh. It didn’t matter how many travelers told us to skip the city- we had no choice. For us, it wasn’t about visiting Phnom Penh, it was about visiting India’s Embassy. Having truly adored Siem Reap we were entirely uninterested in considering [...]

Dave's Wicked Stomach Prevails Again

Cambodia

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Dave’s Wicked Stomach Prevails Again

I’m not a night person. It’s rare for me to go out late, and even more rare to enjoy myself if I do go out late. Which is why when Dave decided to go have a beer with some fellow travelers, I stayed back and read a book. Little did I know, Dave went out [...]

Border Crossing

Cambodia, Thailand

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Border Crossing

The difficulty in crossing from Thailand to Cambodia overland is no secret in the travel community. A quick online search will reveal horror stories about border scams, buses that deliver people to the wrong place, and offices that produce fake or overpriced entry visas. The online travel pros recommended we leave on the 5:55am train [...]

Chatuchak

Thailand

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Chatuchak

The weekend market that everyone tells us is a ‘must see’. We specifically arrived back in Bangkok on a Saturday so that we could make it to the Sunday showing of this extravaganza. We were told you can find anything at this market. So with a map in hand and a sky train stop a [...]

Ants for Dinner

Laos

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Ants for Dinner

We have no way of fact checking, but are 95% sure that we just ate ant eggs, or possibly larvae… Maybe both. Don’t cringe. It was so good that even after we figured out what it was, we couldn’t stop ourselves from finishing the meal. Dare I say we will likely eat this again before [...]

Notes from Luang Prabang

Laos

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Notes from Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang: the former Capitol city at the confluence of two rivers. A masterpiece of gardens, brick lined sidewalks, creative flavors, and storybook temples. For four days, we have wandered her labyrinth of streets and passageways with the wanderlust found only in Make Believe Land. A mere week in this city is purely wrong. Luang [...]

Hiking a Mudslide

The major roadway connecting Vang Vieng with Luang Prabang is Road 13. Most of the road is paved, which is a major improvement compared to the roads in many regions of the country. However the road is rough, festooned with potholes and curving through the mountains with occasional sharp drops. But the scenery is lush [...]

Third World Fiji

Stumble away from the beach bars and infinity pools making up the isolated resort neighborhoods, and you’ll find an island nation in a state of unresolved modernization. It is easy to be sheltered from the real Fiji, but as small as the main island is, still so easy to wander out and see for yourself [...]