Here’s a bunch of funny motorcycle pics!

Posted on September 19th, 2013 by BreAnn

All throughout Asia, especially Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, the streets were absolutely flooded with thousands and thousands of motorbikes!  Among these bikes, we often saw some motorbikes carrying HUGE and random objects… Mattresses, furniture, plants, long pipes, and sometimes up to SIX people on one bike!! I was amused and fascinated by this “phenomenon,” so […]

Scuba diving off the shores of Koh Tao

Posted on September 18th, 2013 by BreAnn

There’s a quaint and charismatic little island in the Gulf of Thailand called Koh Tao, and it happened to be only an hour and a half ferry ride from our island home on Koh Phangan. This bustling little Island may be SMALL in size, but it’s BIG on diving. In fact, not only is it […]

Koh Phangan: Our fun island “home away from home” for one month

Posted on September 8th, 2013 by BreAnn

After FIVE full months on the road; endless trips on planes, trains, and buses; hundreds of miles walked; constant stresses over language barriers and searching for food; and the most sicknesses in a short amount of time than we’ve EVER experienced before (thank you, China)… it was time for a BREAK and time for recharging […]

Volunteering in Trat: The most fulfilling experience of the trip thus far

Posted on August 30th, 2013 by James

Hello! James here… So there we were again: stuck at another border crossing with travel agencies that didn’t see BreAnn and I as anything more than walking cash machines.  This time, we were exiting Cambodia and trying to make our way through the eastern boarder of Thailand.  We were on our way to the small […]

Rice, Tsunamis, and Ladyboys: Interesting Facts About Thailand

Posted on August 27th, 2013 by BreAnn

James and I were SO excited for Thailand! After hopping around Asia, city to city for months on end, we were pleased to rest for awhile in one country: Thailand!  We set up a two-week volunteer opportunity in a city called Trat, and then planned to spend one month on an Island in the Gulf.  […]

Siem Reap and the amazing Angkor Wat

Posted on August 20th, 2013 by BreAnn

When we arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia (on June 27th), we weren’t exactly sure what to expect. We knew about the amazing Angkor Wat temple complex, and even seeing photos of this wonder online ahead of time is enough to make any travel enthusiast giddy with excitement! But we soon found out that there were […]

Phnom Penh: A beautiful city with a horrific past

Posted on August 15th, 2013 by BreAnn

Cambodia is a unique developing country, full of amazing temples and architecture, but it is also a country that is emerging from decades of civil conflict including a massive genocide in the 1970s. Either way, it is definitely an interesting place to visit. Crossing the border from Vietnam into Cambodia (on June 23rd), we visibly […]

Shocking Cambodia statistics: Average salaries $1/day, one-fifth of the population killed in the 70s, and more

Posted on August 4th, 2013 by BreAnn

When I was researching these statistics for Cambodia, I WAS ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY! Most people in Cambodia only earn $1 per day salary, only 45% of Cambodian kids actually finish elementary school, men’s life expectancy is only 60 years old, and over one-fifth of Cambodia’s population was killed in a matter of three years (1975-78) […]

Our worst trip experience thus far: Mekong Delta tour with one aggressive and crazy tour guide!

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by BreAnn

Our RTW trip thus far has consisted of mostly “do it yourself” planning and travel, but when arriving in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) in the south of Vietnam, we decided to let a tour company take us for a whirl around the Mekong Delta and over the border to Cambodia. And—YIKES—what a WHIRL it was! […]

Time to take an Island break . . .

Posted on July 19th, 2013 by BreAnn

We interrupt your regularly scheduled workday to bring you some relaxation straight from Koh Phangan Island in Thailand! OK, so we’re deviating from the chronological order of the blog (considering the last post I wrote about was from Vietnam… and we haven’t been in Vietnam for about 4 weeks now) to bring you up to […]

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