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Photos: More Favs from Laos

LAOS | Sunday, 16 May 2010 | Photo Gallery


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FAQ. Got any?

WORLDWIDE | Sunday, 16 May 2010 | Views [553]

Some questions have been common. So I post a few here. Feel free to ask more. What was your most favorite dish to eat and where was it? Favorite dish. Well, while there were many good dishes, our probably most favorite most well rounded ... Read more >


Reality of the Return

USA | Sunday, 16 May 2010 | Views [413]

Today marks a final chapter in our trip. Today is the day our last anti-malarial pills are taken, 4 weeks after leaving an at risk area. Two weeks, 4 days since returning back home. Knowing there is no more of those nasty little pills is wonderful ... Read more >


Photos: Just a few favs. Mostly Laos.

LAOS | Monday, 10 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Some because of the shot and some because of the memory they evoke. More to come.
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Photos: Hong Kong.

HONG KONG | Monday, 10 May 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Hong Kong, City of Contrasts

HONG KONG | Monday, 10 May 2010 | Views [671]

Hong Kong. What an impressive city! So grand and proud of it at that. So metropolitan and what a huge port! Our 20 minute train ride from the airport to the city led us by what I guess is one of many ports. This thing was gigantic. Both our jaws dropped.... Read more >


Photos: Vietnam Stories

VIETNAM | Saturday, 1 May 2010 | Photo Gallery


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A promised story of bus travel.

VIETNAM | Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | Views [537]

So I thought I was going to move on from describing our Vietnam experiences, until I remembered an earlier promise. In the posting entitled, "Vietnam Blues, or Excitement..." I promised a story from our bus travel from Phu Quoc on to Con ... Read more >


Goodbye Vietnam.

VIETNAM | Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | Views [500]

Our last few days in Hanoi before departing Vietnam were enjoyable amazingly enough. I believe this is because we shopped! Knowing this was near the end of our trip and not having to lug around heavy bags for much longer, we stocked up on a few things.... Read more >


Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | Views [543]

Ok. So, the cruise on Halong Bay. I want to get some information out there for anyone that may be reading this (as I did of others), planning for their own trip to Vietnam and specifically Halong Bay. 2 vital most important things/steps: book through ... Read more >


Jet Lag Snooze

USA | Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | Views [290] | Comments [2]

While I realize there is a bit of updating to be done from the last few weeks of our trip, right now, for those that have been wondering, yes, we are home, safe and sound. Catching up on some zzzz's. Will update soon.


Allure, Gone Cold.

VIETNAM | Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | Views [575]

Well, the verdict is in and I am definetly DONE with Vietnam. We've been swindled, gauged, robbed, lied to and rejected. Who enjoys any of that? While there are those that love Vietnam and can handle the nuances here, I am not one of them. Yes, I am ... Read more >


Shave and a Hair cut...

VIETNAM | Friday, 2 Apr 2010 | Views [638] | Comments [3]

So after almost 4 months on the road, I was starting to look a little "backpackerish."  I had gotten a beard trim in Louang Probang, Laos, but needed to loose some hair.  Shaggy is not a good look for Vietnam.  There are barber shops or Hot ... Read more >


Our time dwindles.

VIETNAM | Sunday, 28 Mar 2010 | Views [491]

Funny I know to say, only a month more to go. May sound a lot for some, but to us it means the trip is winding down. Amazing to think! Everything has been go-go-go, the time has flown and I feel not enough time for reflection along the way. I think I ... Read more >


Vietnam Blues--or Excitement, I don't know yet.

VIETNAM | Saturday, 27 Mar 2010 | Views [354]

We've been in Vietnam for 9 days now. Our traveling here has not gone as smooth as previously. Luckily, we are still intact and still moving along. Don't let this scare anyone. Our travel experiences here have been quit funny though and make for good ... Read more >


In VIetnam

VIETNAM | Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | Views [334]

We crossed into Vietnam yesterday. A much anticipated border crossing that was amazingly seemless. We crossed at Ha Tien, a VERY new border crossing point. We only saw one other couple of travelers there. THey actually were the only other people we saw ... Read more >


Some Observations.

LAOS | Sunday, 14 Mar 2010 | Views [630] | Comments [3]

If you can't tell already, I am playing some catch up on the blog. GOt the time and got the connection. I can't help but wonder. Who are you out there I see reading the blog as I post? CHildren in Laos from our observations were so happy. People here ... Read more >


The continued trek of Coffee.

LAOS | Sunday, 14 Mar 2010 | Views [619]

Eric and I fell in love with the coffee in Malaysia. Cheap and good. Started becoming somewhat addictive. Good morning drink and good afternoon pick me up after some hot walking and touring in the sun. In Thailand, the coffee wained as it wasn't that ... Read more >


How spicy is that Papaya Salad?

LAOS | Sunday, 14 Mar 2010 | Views [626]

So the story I referenced earlier, my papaya salas in Laos. I stroll through the night market on Luang Prabang. Looking for a lite diner. Eric sick back in our room. I find a stall with a woman making fresh papaya salad (the only way it's made here by ... Read more >


You're selling WHAT!?

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 13 Mar 2010 | Views [495] | Comments [2]

Angkor. Beautiful. Historic. World Heritage site. and what does this mean? tourists...droves of them. which of course means touts and things to buy, many, many things to buy. Our time here isnt about souvenirs though. 3 days we are spending here and ... Read more >


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