• Phnom Penh and Cambodia’s Sordid Past

    We found Phnom Penh to be a charmer: tons of wide and clean green spaces, precisely executed temples, palaces, and monuments (none of which we toured!), a pretty riverfront, eco-friendly boutiques, and tons of restaurants, cafes, and bars to satisfy a wide range of tastes. We cannot emphasize how clean the sidewalks and parks were;…

  • Weekly Twitter Updates

    Heading to #Hanoi on Wed., then motorbiking in NE #Vietnam for 6 days! Very excited. Hope we can each handle a 125cc scooter. Amateurs! # While N America celebrates Cinqo de Mayo, pretending Corona isn't crap for a day, we're gonna celebrate Buddha's bday! Now, to find a party! # It's weird: we only couchsurfed…

  • Yum: Durian Fruit

    This oversized grenade of a fruit is a love/hate affair. It has a nasty reputation for smelling like trash, but durian fans are willing to overlook its scent’s peculiar similarity to dumpster air in order to enjoy the sweet, rich, custard-like meat. Our introduction to the fruit was in ice cream format in Myanmar, where…

  • Yum: Khmer Cooking Class

    We didn’t get the chance to take a cooking class in Thailand due to the craziness of the Songkran celebrations, so we signed up for the next best thing: a Khmer (Cambodian) cooking class in Siem Reap. It was the perfect break from temple-hopping during the middle of the steamy hot day. We weren’t sure…

  • Siem Reap: The Final Push

    We gather all our patience, attention, and–yes–courage for the final push. It’s not going to be easy: slogging through the damp and dimly-lit passageways; pulling ourselves up the mountainous formations, the sun beating down hard on our backs. It’s like the final three miles of a marathon (or the final three miles of a three-mile…

  • Yum: Bangkok’s Street Food

    The great thing about eating in Bangkok is you never have to look very hard for delicious food. There are stands and makeshift restaurants on every street corner selling all kinds of yummy snacks, from the ubiquitous and filling pad thai to roasted crickets to coconut-based desserts. Here is a sampling of the food we…

  • The Most Bizarre Pedicure

    It’s simple: you put your feet in a tank full of fish that nibble on dead skin. Dozens of the little guys attack your feet and ankles, feeding off tiny particles of dead skin. Fifteen minutes later, you pull your feet out, and they are softer and smoother than they’ve been in a long time.…

  • Weekly Twitter Updates

    In #Pakse #Laos heading off into the jungle to do some ziplining and sleep in some treehouses! # Heading to #Laos tomorrow & doing this for a few days!: http://t.co/t9ZtGSZP # Traveling to #Myanmar and want the low-down on money matters? http://t.co/MyCBg7mw #Burma # Sums up development in #Kep & #Kampot (where we've been this…

  • Celebrating the New Year in Myanmar and Thailand: A Wet Mess!

    We finally succeeded in being in the right place at the right time: not only were we in Myanmar for their election day, but we also managed to take part in New Year celebrations in both Myanmar and Thailand. The (lunar) New Year is celebrated over several days in mid-April in these two countries as…

  • Why We Loved Myanmar

    We left Myanmar with smiles on our faces and a warm, fuzzy feeling in our hearts. We both agreed that it was our favorite country out of the 15 we had visited so far on this round-the-world trip. And we’ve talked to many other travelers who feel the same. So what is it about this…

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