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Battered Suitcase “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” Jack Kerouac

How the other .001 percent lives

THAILAND | Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | Views [567]

Bangkok Airport has free, but timed, internet, so here is the speed update: -Last two days on Koh Chang were wonderful and sunny.  -British people are literally always drunk or hungover it's astonishing -Made Thai tranny friend on way back to Bangkok ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, thailand


Jimmy Buffett in the rain

THAILAND | Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [736] | Comments [3]

Aloha from the glorious island paradise of Koh (Kevin) Chang!  Christopher and I are winding down from our busy busy trip on this beautiful mountain island rising out of the Indian Ocean. Getting here added most of the stress that we are now chilling ... Read more >

Tags: koh chang, thailand


Angkor WHAT

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | Views [693] | Comments [2]

Two days ago, Christopher and I took one of Cambodia's two paved highways-- this one leading from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.  When your bus arrives at a tourist town like Siem Reap, you are instantly accosted by tuk tuk drivers who want to take you ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, siem reap


The city of superflous 'h"s

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 30 May 2009 | Views [723] | Comments [1]

If you're like me, most of what you've learned about Cambodia is through Angelina Jolie: awesome temples to plunder and all-you-can-adopt baby buffets.  What Angie didn't teach us is that the internet is ludicrously slow here.  Sorry for the delay, ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, phnom penh


All the good things of France, without (as many) French!

LAOS | Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [1447] | Comments [2]

Ou est la biblioteque?  Croque monsieur!  These are a few of the many French turns of phrase I have picked up here in Laos's capital, Vientiane.  The French influence is apparent in the wide, tree-lined streets and abundant fragrant bakeries.  It is ... Read more >

Tags: laos, vientiane


Beerlao in Paradise

LAOS | Monday, 25 May 2009 | Views [675] | Comments [1]

We spent yesterday basically bumming around- one day was enough to take in all the sights of Luang Prabang, and it was way too hot to just walk around and see them again.  It is such a nice place, though, that it was nice to hang around and just chill ... Read more >

Tags: laos, luang prabang, vang vieng


Can you hear me Lao?

LAOS | Saturday, 23 May 2009 | Views [720] | Comments [2]

Greetings, comrades, from our first-ever Communist country! It was not easy getting here, but it was a picnic compared with the upcoming workers' global revolution. The last two days we spent on a long, narrow boat puttering down the Mekong. The ... Read more >

Tags: laos, luang prabang


Last day of Thai adventures

THAILAND | Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | Views [814] | Comments [4]

Yesterday shaped up to be one of the best of our whole trip.  We got picked up in the morning by our guide, Eddy, who had great English and a passion for Lady Gaga's song "Poker Face."  We also joined an American and a New Zealander who were ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, laos, on the road, thailand


When Christopher puts on his adventure shirt...

THAILAND | Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | Views [638] | Comments [2]

Well, the elephant thing didn't exactly wrk out yesterday.  Christopher put on his adventure shirt to start off the morning, and we should have known that would only lead us to a new adventure.  We got up and took a bus outside of Chiang Mai to a town ... Read more >

Tags: chiang dao, chiang mai, thailand


Come on ride the train

THAILAND | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [638] | Comments [1]

Two nights ago, Christopher and I took the overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.  I heard it was a great "experience;" Christopher pointed out that "experiences" always suck when you're in the middle of it. Personally, I enjoyed ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, on the road, thailand


Oh, hi... Thai

THAILAND | Saturday, 16 May 2009 | Views [725] | Comments [5]

From Seoul we had a flight of a measly five hours down to Bangkok.  Contrary to the nightmares I kept having on the way down, our bags made it intact.  We caught a taxi with the cutest 70 year-old driver in the world, who, despite his limited English, ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, on the road, thailand


Korea's got Seoul

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 15 May 2009 | Views [602]

A mere 14 hours after leaving the US, Christopher and I found ourselves in Incheon, South Korea, a small island just outside of Seoul.  Thanks to a cocktail of modern medicines, I actually slept almost the entire time.  Christopher was not so lucky, ... Read more >


Liftoff!

USA | Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | Views [586]

Hey friends and family! Welcome to this online journal where I will (hopefully!) be able to keep you updated on Christopher's and my epic trip through Southeast Asia.  The plan is to fly into Bangkok, head up to North Thailand, go down through Laos, ... Read more >


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