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Joe and Sarah's Adventures

Photos: Islands of Thailand: Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, and Koh Samui

THAILAND | Friday, 31 May 2013 | Photo Gallery

We decide to end our adventures by relaxing on the beach while island hopping off the coast of Thailand
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Photos: Border Run to Burma

MYANMAR | Thursday, 30 May 2013 | Photo Gallery

We head to the coastal Thai town of Rach Gia to make a 1 day cross-border trip into Myanmar for visa stamps
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Tags: border, burma, myanmar, rach gia, thailand, visa


Photos: Bangkok, Thailand

THAILAND | Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | Photo Gallery

One of the coolest cities in Asia!
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Tags: bangkok, buddha, gold, royal palace, silk, thai boxing, thailand


Sukothai, Thailand

THAILAND | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | Views [978]

From Pai and Chiang Mai it was a relatively easy bus journey down to the ancient city of Sukothai in Central Thailand. There's not much to Sukothai besides ruins but they are well worth the trip! Sukothai is basically a later, mini-Angkor. As the Khmer ... Read more >

Tags: biking, buddha, buddhism, queen, siam, sukothai, temples, thailand


Photos: Sukothai, Thailand

THAILAND | Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | Photo Gallery

The ancient first capital of Siam!
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Tags: archaeology, siam, sukothai, thailand


Chiang Mai and Pai, Thailand

THAILAND | Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | Views [6678] | Comments [2]

After yet another harrowing and sleepless overnight busride, we arrived safe and sound in our first stop in Thailand- Chiang Mai! Rather, we arrived somewhere outside of Chiang Mai. We've started to become accustomed to one of the tourist traps of Southeast ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, fishing, gecko, king, night market, pai, queen, temple, thailand, trekking


Photos: Chiang Mai and Pai, Thailand

THAILAND | Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

Our first stops in northern Thailand!
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Tags: buddhism, chiang mai, night market, pai, temples, thailand


Vang Vieng and Vientiane, Laos

LAOS | Saturday, 1 Dec 2012 | Views [899]

After such a wonderful time in Luang Prabang, we were excited to explore some other cities in Laos. Namely, Vang Vieng and the capital, Vientiane. Turns out Laos is a bit of a mixed bag. In contrast to picture-perfect Luang Prabang (LP), which feels ... Read more >

Tags: laos, patuxai, pha that luang, tubing, vang vieng, vientiane


Photos: Vang Vieng and Vientiane, Laos

LAOS | Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

We visit the tubing capital of SE Asia, and then the actual capital of Laos
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Tags: golden stupa, laos, patuxai, pha that luang, tubing, vang vieng, vientiane


Luang Prabang, Laos

LAOS | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | Views [3420] | Comments [1]

Welcome to Laos! The Land of a Thousand Elephants! Making new friends in Laos! Here's a little background for those of you who (like us before this trip) know nothing about Laos. 1. Laos is the only land-locked country in Southeast Asia, with ... Read more >

Tags: elephants, hill tribe, hmong, kayak, kuang si, laos, luang prabang, tad-se, trekking, waterfalls


Photos: Luang Prabang, Laos

LAOS | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

Our first stop in Laos is also one of the highlights of our trip!
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Tags: ecotrail, elephant, hill tribe, laos, luang prabang, temple, waterfall


Photos: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Sunday, 25 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

One of the most beautiful places on Earth
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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | Views [2140]

After meeting up with Sam and our friend Patrick whom we'd met at the Phong Nha Farmstay, we travelled with a guided group tour from Hanoi to the coast to spend a weekend exploring the spectacular Ha Long Bay ! This is considered one of the must-sees ... Read more >

Tags: boating, caves, ha long bay, sunset, vietnam


Hanoi, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | Views [1172]

Welcome to Hanoi! As the capital of Vietnam, this city is rich with history, culture, attractions and has an overall great atmosphere. We took an 8-hour overnight bus from Phong Nha Farmstay and rolled into the massive, exhaust-filled bus station around ... Read more >

Tags: hanoi, ho chi minh, hoan kiem lake, markets, mausoleum, museum, old quarter, street food, vietnam, water puppet


Photos: Hanoi, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

Living the easy life in the capital city of Vietnam
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Phong Nha Farmstay, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Saturday, 20 Oct 2012 | Views [5072] | Comments [3]

Immediately after one of the lowest points of our trip, we had one of the highest. While Sarah was sick, we'd discussed where to move on from Hue and we came across a small mention in our Lonely Planet Vietnam guidebook. It highlighted a place called ... Read more >

Tags: caves, central vietnam, paradise cave, phong nha cave, phong nha farmstay, phong nha-ke bang national park, trekking


Photos: Phong Nha Farmstay, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

Caves, cows, and culture in rural Vietnam at the Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park
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Tags: ecotourism, paradise cave, phong nha cave, phong nha farmstay, phong nha-ke bang national park, vietnam


Hue, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | Views [757]

After a wonderful week in Hoi An, we headed up to the nearby port city of Da Nang to catch a train further north to the ancient capital city of Hue (pronounced "Hway"). The views from the train were unbelievable- this is said to be the most beautiful ... Read more >

Tags: citadel, da nang, hue, train, vietnam, vietnam war


Photos: Hue, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

An ancient capital city of Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | Views [1336]

Hoi An! One of the highlights of the trip so far, Hoi An is a beautiful city where the majority of the buildings age from 150 to 300 years old. Hoi An was once considered to be the best trading port in all of Southeast Asia. The city was founded in the ... Read more >

Tags: ancient town, beaches, cua dai, hoi an, lantern festival, tailors


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