One month in Northern Thailand

We moved back to Thailand! Back to another unfamiliar language, drinking Chang beers, and using Baht all over again. It’s pretty cool to go to another foreign country and not have to deal with the culture shock. It took a bit of time to remember how everything works here but we were able to blend…

Further North to Sapa

It is such a nice treat to have a few rainy days. There’s no heat in our place so it only makes sense to avoid the 11 degree weather (very cold for us!) and stay wrapped up in blankets on our wonderfully heated bed. We made it to Sapa, one of the most northern towns…

North, South, and back North

We have begun our fourth and -maybe- final month in Vietnam and if you’ve been intently keeping track of this blog you’re correct in assuming we extended our visas for one month. We did this for several reasons: 1. We haven’t actually made it up to Hanoi yet. 2. It’s so cheap here and our…

Vietnam: First Impressions

Buzzing mopeds, fluttering honks from large trucks, household karaoke blasting from a few blocks away, someone welding on the sidewalk, a chorus of people horking up loogies in a public bathroom... My very first impression of Vietnam were all the sounds. Trying to navigate through Ho Chi Minh City was overwhelming to say the least.…

Thailand to Cambodia

Whoops, haven’t updated the blog in over a month. That went by real quick. I thought it would be much easier to keep up but I’m very wrong. To be fair though I feel like we were moving around way more after our cozy home in Ko Lanta. Fair warning, this is much longer than…

Ko Lanta, and onwards

We’ve reached the two month mark on our adventure and it’s hard for me to gauge how long that actually feels. I’ve been seeing so many photos from home of the arrival of Fall, the bright yellows and the chilly evenings, and its such a strange feeling to not be experiencing that myself. The climate…

Tonsai, Krabi

We just left the very different world of Tonsai Bay, a quiet beach with beautiful limestone rocks and a lush jungle surrounding us. It was also the first time I experienced travelers diarrhea while staring into the eyes of a giant cockroach. Diving kicked the shit out of us, the few days following our class…

Koh Tao

It’s been close to 20 days that we’ve been on this tiny island and it didn’t take long for us to see all of it. We rented a scooter for a little while to see where the rest of the roads led and we often ended up at other beaches or dead ends. One scooter…