When we travel, we meet a lot of people through hostels, tours, classes, and shared transportation. Many of them become fast, intensive friends for a few days. We exchange contact information, then never see each other again, despite best intentions. Back in January 2012, 8 years ago, we flew to southeast Asia for our first … More Small World: Thailand, 8 Years, Attleboro
This is a post by Jenny. I became a vegetarian in December of 2000, shortly after watching “Meet Your Meat” in high school health class. Shortly thereafter I converted into a pescetarian – a vegetarian who eats fish – but always stuck with the term vegetarian since it’s easier to understand. David became a “flexible … More Food: Traveling as a (former?) Vegetarian
While traveling, I was the only one between the two of us that had an ATM card (Charles Schwab) that reimbursed ATM fees (usually around $5/visit) and a credit card with no foreign transaction fees (Chase Marriot). This was vital for us, and resulted in David coining a song that went something like this “Spending … More Spending Lotsa Money!
While being in a foreign country for a long period of time can make you feel homesick, being American usually means that the familiarity of home isn’t much further away than your closest 7/11 store (which are everywhere). Before we went out to Asia, I felt a lot of anxiety about what I would need … More Familiar Products, with a Foreign Twist
Here’s a video wrap-up of our trip. We had to leave some things out, such as snorkeling, horseback riding, longtail boat trips, and all of the delicious food we ate. If we included everything, the video would be 9 weeks long. =) The catchy song is “Do-Ther-Tum” by Job 2 Do, a Thai reggae group … More The Epic Asian Video Montage
This is a post by David The coolest app I have on my iPhone is called 360 Panorama by Occipital. As you can imagine, it takes 360-degree panorama photos. And it is awesome. These all-around panoramas really help to give a sense of space. I took a lot of panoramas while we were in Asia … More Panorama-rama
This is a post by Jenny and David. Here is a rundown of our Asia trip by the numbers. Duration Nights spent in California: 6 Nights spent in Asia: 58 Nights spent in the sky: 2 Total trip length: 66 days (9 weeks, 3 days) Flying Number of airports: 12 Number of hours spent in … More Asia 2012 Trip By the Numbers
We flew into Boston this morning (love that dirty water)! Although our adventure was amazing, it certainly is great to be home. Oh clean tap water, how we’ve missed you! We’ll put out a few more posts about our trip, so stay tuned. For now we want to take this post to say thanks to … More Back in the States (and Thank You)!
This tutorial, while somewhat humorous, is meant to help those who may travel to Asia – and to share the secrets we wish we knew before we went! This information applies only to what we have experienced in Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, staying mostly on the well-trodden budget tourist track. Firstly, to enter the bathroom … More A Tutorial: How to Use an Asian Bathroom
This is a post by Jenny. Island hopping and beach going every day has been great, though a bit tiring to go somewhere new or travel every 2-3 days. Oh the woes we face! We took two ferries from Ko Jum to get to the island of Ko Phi Phi, which became very famous in … More Island Hopping!