A Culinary Adventure
Before setting out on our world adventure I had decided to use this trip productively to learn all I could about the cuisines of the world. My plan was to take an occasional cooking class and sample the variety of yummy things each unique country had to
Beers of the World
While on the road a few years back I made it a point to take one photo of each of the brands of beer that I enjoyed. This gallery is the result of that effort.
The End of the Road: By the Numbers
We thought we’d give you a different view of our trip. We started this list a couple of months ago while on a night train between Hanoi and Hue, Vietnam. We finished it over a bottle of wine just a few of nights ago.
Hong Kong: One Foot in China
Hong Kong was our final destination, so Jeff and I decided that, even though we were practically out of funds, we were going to splurge and go out with a bang.
Malaysia: Cultures Collide
After a bone shattering speed boat ride, we arrived at the Island of Langkawi, just off the north-western coast of Malaysia. Popular for its duty free shopping, the modernity of the island was a bit overwhelming after laid back Thailand. Drinking stiff cocktails and listening to a
Southern Thailand: Back to the Beach
Back to the beach at last. After two months of traveling through South East Asia, Jeff and I were exhausted. Our muscles ached and we were in need of some R and R. We hopped a flight from Vietnam to Phuket Thailand.
Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUZa6IDph4w Endless scooters - Hanoi, Vietnam We landed in Hanoi in the afternoon and took a taxi through the countryside and into the city center. Passing miles of lush green countryside, water buffalo wallowed in the mud, workers in pointy hats were bent in half tending to the rice
Laos: Along the Mighty Mekong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjAqvGtJXMg Just two hours outside of Chang Mai we came to the border crossing separating Thailand and Laos where we caught a "long boat" that would take us on a slow two-day trip down the Mekong River to the French colonial city of Luang Prabang. Chugging down the Mekong,
Northern Thailand: The Land of the $4 Massage:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqvbYolLdMI Josh and Lila, while trying to avoid incoming bottle rockets, release a lantern for good luck Though home for six weeks now, Lila and I have vowed to finish writing about the countries that we never got around to blogging about while on the road - if for
India Part III – Rajasthan
From Goa we caught a flight that took us further north into the Indian state of Rajasthan, the India that I had imagined in my mind when I first started dreaming about the trip. Old forts, lake palaces, elephants, spicy curries, and amazingly colorful people in beautiful