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I'm on Laos time...

LAOS | Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | Views [642] | Comments [1]

I am in the beautiful, romantic country of Laos. And I sorta wish I could stay here. Coming from Thailand I must say the pace here is slower, the beer cheaper, the locals and backpackers friendly, and the scenery more pristine(e.g., the Mekong, the ... Read more >

Tags: laos, trekking


THAILAND | Saturday, 5 Mar 2011 | Views [497] | Comments [1]

Hello (sa wat de kha) from Chiang Mai!  Currently sitting at a train station, waiting for my bus to whisk me away to the Mekong River at the border town of Chiang Kong, directly across from Laos. We traveled (via airplane) from the southern town of ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, mekong

Beach Bums

THAILAND | Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | Views [404] | Comments [1]

Tonight is the last night at the beaches. Currently, a storm is beginning to rage in the distance and if it's anything like last night's storm, might have some flooding potential.  Thailand's islands and beaches are probably the prettiest in the world ... Read more >

Long Overdue Update

THAILAND | Sunday, 27 Feb 2011 | Views [336]

So sorry for the long delay between updates. I know you all have been checking the blog hourly. I'm writing from Krabi, Thailand. First off, it's beyond beautiful here. Ben and I have spent the last few days in southern Thailand (1,000 km south of ... Read more >

If it's the beaches...

THAILAND | Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | Views [439] | Comments [1]

Leaving Bangkok today and heading south to Kho Tao. Yesterday we wandered around the city, took a river ferry, and visited 3 amazing Buddhist temples. Saw many, many Buddhas including the Reclining Buddha (about 200 feet long). The temples are extremely intricate ... Read more >

Welcome to Thailand

USA | Saturday, 19 Feb 2011 | Views [272]

After a 12 hour flight (Seattle to Seoul) followed by 6 hour flight (Seoul to Bangkok), WE ARE HERE. We passed through customs at about 1 a.m. and with no buses or trains running and a fear of not finding an open hostel, Ben and I spend the night in ... Read more >

Off again!!

USA | Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | Views [452] | Comments [1]

Well, it's that time again. Travel time.  On February 17th, I will be taking off from Seattle, WA and flying to Bangkok, Thailand :) After being in Wolf Point, MT for the last 6 weeks, where temperatures frequently visited negative 20, the warm, sandy ... Read more >

Tags: on the road

Home Sweet Home

USA | Saturday, 6 Dec 2008 | Views [373]

Just wanted to let everyone know that after a 60-hour journey, sleeping on trains, buses, and airplanes (and in the Athens Airport), Marshall and I are back in Seattle. It feels really good to be home.  Hope to see everyone really soon! And thanks ... Read more >

Homeward Bound (p.s. I love that movie)

GREECE | Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | Views [825]

Last night in Instanbul Marshall and I said our good-byes to our travel buddies, Megan and Monica (5 weeks together!) and clambered into a sleeper train headed towards Thessaloniki where we are currently waiting for another train to take us to Athens.... Read more >


TURKEY | Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Views [642]

It's safe to say that İstanbul is my favorite city I have ever visited overseas (though Barcelona is a close second). Marshall and I arrived here two mornings a go after taking an overnight, 14-hour bus ride from Kaş. The first two nights we crashed ... Read more >

Tags: aya sofya, couchsurfing, instanbul, topkapi palace

Top 10 Cities

GREECE | Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | Views [645]

Top 10 Cities/Towns visited this trip*: 1) Istanbul, Turkey 2) Cairo, Egypt 3)Damascus, Syria 4)Petra, Jordan 5)Goerme, Turkey 6)Aleppo, Syria 7)Nafplio\Tolo, Greece 8)Kaş, Turkey 9)Nubian Village, Aswan, Egypt 10) Madaba, Jordan *order and ... Read more >

Happy Thanksgiving

TURKEY | Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | Views [3867]

So my first blog crashed so here we go again... Hello from Kaş, Turkey. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. You were all missed. Backing up a few days.... Nov 16th: Crossed the Syrian/Turkey border in a vehicle smuggling duty-free booze into ... Read more >

Tags: cappadocia, ihlara valley, kas, olympos, thanksgiving, turkey

Stıll trekkıng

TURKEY | Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | Views [509] | Comments [3]

Hello all! Thank you for all your wonderful comments and emaıls! Helps wıth the homesickness. All is well in Olympos Turkey (the keyboards are funky so excuse the spellıng and grammer mıstakes). Will write loads more once I have more time. But ın a ... Read more >


JORDAN | Sunday, 16 Nov 2008 | Views [694] | Comments [1]

Thanks to everyone reading our blog. It's reassuring to know that people care about what we're up to :) Helps with the homesickness a little too. Speaking of homesickness, there are specifics things I find myself missing about the U.S. and the Pacific ... Read more >

Tags: coffee, homesick, women

Syria in a Nutshell

SYRIA | Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 | Views [2012]

Greetings from Aleppo! Just a brief update seeing that the computers here are prehistoric. First off, Syria is quite lovely. The people are EXTREMELY nice and go way out of their way to show hospitality. Bananas, cookies, falafels, and pancakes are ... Read more >

Tags: damascus, krac des chevaliers, syria

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