We arrived in Chiang Mai with reservations for a motorbike from a nice company and our itinerary for the Mae Hong Son loop planned out. The route is a famous and popular trip with experienced riders around various cities in northern Thailand. It takes through the gorgeous mountain landscapes of the Mae Hong Son province … More Mae Hong Son-of-a-!
Our journey to Cambodia began with a long bus ride from Bangkok to Siem Reap. The border crossing gave us a little taste of what to expect in Cambodia, and it was slightly hard to swallow. Thailand may not be wealthy, but Cambodia is clearly poverty stricken. Immediately after crossing the border the streets were … More Angkor What?
The journey south to Ko Samui was long and bizarre. We took an overnight train from Bangkok, and the train staff were silly and weird and made the night fun and confusing. After 16 hours of travel on all of the possible vehicles (including train, bus, ferry, and van) we arrived at our bungalow in … More Ko Life
Keenen’s high school BFF Ben picked us up from the airport to take us to his apartment on the other side of the city, where he and his lovely wife Kaitlyn have graciously let us stay! Ben and Katelyn have been living in Bangkok since last July and work as teachers at an international school … More Nesting Syndrome
Leaving Gili we had a long and hot trip to Nusa Penida, which happens to be the poorest island in Bali. Our arrival in Toyeh Pakeh showed us the friendly people and the not-so-friendly conditions they lived in, but no one seemed too upset about it. Our first stop was our hostel, and it was … More Nusa Nonsense
The day we arrived in Gili Trawangan was bit a hectic and stressful, but the relaxed vibes of the island quickly took hold once we spent a few hours there. We had booked a private room at a wonderful hostel called Gili La Boheme, but due to a computer error they never received our booking … More “Thank You for not wearing bikinis in the streets of Gili”
We arrived in Bali pretty late at night, so decided just to spend the night at the airport to save money and avoid the struggle of late night transportation. Luckily the airport is pretty sleeper friendly, and we actually found cushy couches near a cafe that gave us a pretty good night’s sleep. In the … More Namaste, B*****s
Singapore has a lot to offer if you have the money to enjoy it. On our first day there we spent a couple hours doing laundry and trying to find an electric razor for Keenen. We ate a quick and cheap lunch at the mall food court that had a wide variety of Asian dishes. … More SingaPOOR
Upon arriving in Legaspi we took a cramped, but cheap, van hire to get to Donsol, or more accurately Dancalan Beach. We arrived after dark, so spent a quiet night in setting up our activities for the following days. The next day was rainy and the dive boats were full, so we stayed in at … More Rhinc-a-dinky-dory-day-odon!
Once we arrived in Malapascua we were fairly exhausted from a long day. The island is tiny, and the tourism there is centered solely on diving. Dirt paths connect everything; there are no cars, only motorbikes, and walking end to end only takes 40 minutes. Expensive and fancy dive resorts dot the landscape here and … More What in Shark-nation!