Chiang Mai – Temples of many colors and tattoo’s

With only just shy of 3 weeks to see Thailand, we had to make a difficult decision early on. Either try and cram all of our time we had into a whirlwind 1-2 day per stop journey from the north of Thailand to the south with no time to breath, or to take our time … Continue reading Chiang Mai – Temples of many colors and tattoo’s

Pai – Sunsets, relaxation, and living in the now

Along our travels we have met a good amount of people who recommended Pai as a location that we could not miss. After hearing we had quit our jobs and were traveling the world many even suggested we would get stuck in the “Pai hole” as it is known. In fact, many of our fellow … Continue reading Pai – Sunsets, relaxation, and living in the now

Chiang Mai – Our fourth new year of 2019 and Songkran Water Festival

Our trip has had a whole bunch of strange coincidences along the way where we arrive in a city at the precise moment something unique and culturally rich is happening. On our transfer flight out of Guangzhou China to Saigon, fireworks were shooting off into the air across the city. I know we are awesome, … Continue reading Chiang Mai – Our fourth new year of 2019 and Songkran Water Festival

Phnom Penh – Cambodian Genocide and the Killing Fields

After watching “The Killing Fields” movie in Luang Prabang we knew that we wanted to learn more about the Cambodian genocide that occurred from 1975-1979. History can often be hard to stomach, but it is only through knowledge we can avoid the mistakes of our past. Our experience was as somber and eye opening as … Continue reading Phnom Penh – Cambodian Genocide and the Killing Fields

Koh Rong Samloem – Step through Hell to reach Paradise

As we made our way down through Laos and into Cambodia there was a consistent theme in the travelers that we met. Avoid Sihanoukville. In Laos at a dusty bus station in conversation with a young French traveler and a local Laos man we learned high speed rail is on its way direct from China. … Continue reading Koh Rong Samloem – Step through Hell to reach Paradise

Mondulkiri – Big Hearts in the Jungle

View from the lounge at Elephant Valley Project We knew that in our trip to Southeast Asia we needed to see the elephants, but that when we did, we wanted to do it in the most ethical and humane way possible. Saddling up and riding elephants is damaging to an elephant’s spine, not to mention … Continue reading Mondulkiri – Big Hearts in the Jungle

Siem Reap – Angkor What? Angkor Wat! First Taste of Cambodia

After traveling through Vietnam and Laos we had a couple of different perspectives on what was in store for us when we traveled into Cambodia. Some loved it completely, others were put off by its slimy underbelly. In retrospect, I guess it was no different than the story we received before we went into Laos. … Continue reading Siem Reap – Angkor What? Angkor Wat! First Taste of Cambodia

Don Det & 4000 Islands – A place to get stuck

The more we travel and meet different people, the clearer it becomes that over planning can be more costly, and that although we sometimes feel we are just going with the flow, there are others that have mastered the art. We have typically been running about 2-3 days ahead of our next move from town … Continue reading Don Det & 4000 Islands – A place to get stuck

Pakse – To loop or not to loop, that is the question

As we researched Pakse, more than anything, I wanted to hop onto a motorbike and do the famed Pakse loop. Ultimately, I decided that after my first attempt I should continue to leave the driving to Mandy, the wheel woman. She drives, I kill the bugs. Not everyone is cut out to be what they … Continue reading Pakse – To loop or not to loop, that is the question

Thakhek to Konglor – Riding a Boat Through a Mountain

After the relaxing river town of Luang Prabang we wanted to start making our way down south through Laos on our way to Cambodia. We had heard about Konglor cave, and after our previous issues, (see motorbike crash on the way to Phong Nha) we knew we had to make this a part of our … Continue reading Thakhek to Konglor – Riding a Boat Through a Mountain