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Koh Phangan Partying

THAILAND | Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | Views [537] | Comments [1]

Well the last 5 days have been really good.  I took a bus from Bangkok to Chumphon again and then caught the ferry over to Koh Phangan.  I met up with Matt the the pier when he arrived.  We headed to Haad Rin which is the touristy beach that hosts the ... Read more >

Tags: full moon parties are off the hook


Scuba Diving in Koh Tao

THAILAND | Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | Views [452]

Well I am actually back in Bangkok again for the 4th time during this trip!  What happened was that my tattoo wasn't finished and they wanted to let it heal before they did all the white that was going in it.  They told me to come back after a week.  ... Read more >

Tags: call me scuba steve


Pai, Chiang Mai and Bangkok

THAILAND | Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | Views [624]

So after Chiang Mai we caught a minivan up to the village of Pai.  It was a very curvy road and we knew it might get ugly when the driver handed out barf bags before the journey began.  The driver went as fast as he could around all 700 curves on the ... Read more >

Tags: got my first tattoo!


Lazy Days in Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Saturday, 14 Feb 2009 | Views [453]

Well today is Valentine's Day and I'm in Thailand with my friend Matt so there's not much romance going on for either of us today.  Yesterday we rented a motorbike and drove up to Doi Suthep which is a temple overlooking the city of Chiang Mai.  I had ... Read more >

Tags: i got a turkey!


Laos Adventures

LAOS | Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | Views [550]

Well I'm getting pretty lazy with the journal writing because it looks like only write in it every 10 dyas or so now.  After our day of rest in Vang Vieng, we decided to go tubing one more time the next day because the first time was so much fun.  This ... Read more >

Tags: getting sick in the middle of nowhere sucks!


Hue and into Laos

LAOS | Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | Views [633]

So it's been awhile since I've written but I'll try to do a little recap of the past 10 days.  Our last day in Hoi An, we made a trip to the post office to send our suits home as well as some more souveniers and artwork I bought.  After we cleared that ... Read more >

Tags: tubing in vang vieng is off the hook


Hoi An

VIETNAM | Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | Views [474]

So after our 5 days of shananagians in Nha Trang, we decided to move on.  We spent one last day at the beach on Monday because our bus to Hoi An was not leaving until 6:30pm.  When we showed up for the bus they told us our sleeper bus was stuck in another ... Read more >

Tags: bus drivers are insane in vietnam


Crazy Nha Trang

VIETNAM | Sunday, 18 Jan 2009 | Views [1106]

We left Dalat on Wednesday for Nha Trang and it was one of the most beautiful drives I've ever been on.  Nha Trang is the most popular baech in Vietnam and we were hoping for some sunshine after the cold weather up in the mountains.  We were only planning ... Read more >

Tags: i got robbed twice in three days


Adventures in Dalat

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | Views [793]

Our second day in Mui Ne was last Saturday the 10th, we booked a jeep tour to see all the sights around town.  It was a really fun day with the highlight being trying to sled down huge sand dunes on krazy karpets.  Our attempts failed and we ended up ... Read more >

Tags: beautiful scenery in vietnam


Hangin in Saigon and Mui Ne

VIETNAM | Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | Views [551]

So the past 3 days were spent in Saigon.  We went to a really cool museum called the War Remnants Museum which basically outlines all the atrocities of the U.S. soldiers from the American War which is what they call it over here.  Incredible photos and ... Read more >

Tags: i hate horns so much!


Heading to Vietnam!

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | Views [473]

Yesterday I woke up feeling pretty sick so I didn't feel like doing anything except for lying in bed.  Matt went out and I just chilled out all day watching movies.  The only thing I accomplished was to grab some bus tickets to Saigon for the next day.... Read more >

Tags: saigon motorbikes!


Stuck in Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 4 Jan 2009 | Views [403]

Yesterday we were pretty much ready to leave Cambodia for Vietnam but we screwed up the date when applying for our visas so we actually couldn't get in until the 6th.  So we had three days to kill in Phnom Penh.  We went down to the river to eat and just ... Read more >

Tags: browsing the markets


Learning about the Khmer Rouge

CAMBODIA | Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | Views [414]

Yesterday we switched guesthouses because someone stole $50 from Matts shorts out of our room.  We also wanted to check out another part of town.  Today we hired a tuk-tuk driver to take us to all of the sights in and around Phnom Penh.  We started ... Read more >

Tags: what a depressing day


Looking Back and Ahead

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 1 Jan 2009 | Views [381]

Well it's now 2009 and I must say that 2008 was a really good year for me.  I started it off going to Costa Rica and Panama in January and had a blast with my good friend Jordan.  February was equally as fun because I went out to Vancouver and Whistler, ... Read more >

Tags: lets go 2009


New Years Eve in Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | Views [673]

Today was New Years Eve and we thought it would be a great idea to go down to the local Cambodian shooting range and shoot some crazy guns!  When we got there, we had the choice to shoot AK-47's, Uzi's, Tommy Guns along with M-16's and other huge machine ... Read more >

Tags: starting the new year with a bang


Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | Views [472]

So we found out the National Park was closed because the only raod to it was being worked on.  The only reason we came to Kampot was to check out Bokor National Park so we grabbed a bus up to Phnom Penh to celebrate New Years Eve in the big city.  The ... Read more >

Tags: relaxing on the lake


Over to Kampot

CAMBODIA | Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | Views [396]

Today we decided to leave Sihanoukville for Kampot to explore Bokor National Park.  We arrange a taxi with our hotel guy and the 1991 Toyota Camry shows up with 5 people already in the car.  Driver and two in the front and two more already in the back.... Read more >

Tags: i dont think this is chicken


My Tiny Bike

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 28 Dec 2008 | Views [426]

Today we decided we were going to rent bicycles, ride over to the Vietnamese Embassy to apply for visas and then check out the other beach in town.  The only bikes we could find were a pair that included one normal black mountain bike and one tiny weird ... Read more >

Tags: riding up hills sucks


Matt's Birthday

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 27 Dec 2008 | Views [383]

Today was Matt's birthday but since we partied pretty hard the last couple nights, tonight was really chill.  I kind of just cruised the internet during the afternoon while Matt recovered from the giant bucket he chugged the night before.  We grabbed ... Read more >

Tags: top cat cinema


Boxing Day Boat Trip

CAMBODIA | Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | Views [432]

Last night we booked a boat trip to some of the surrounding islands for today.  There were about 20 of us on the boat and we had a really good day even though it was pretty overcast the entire day.  We played volleyball, soccer, swam, drank, listened ... Read more >

Tags: giant buckets


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