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09 Jun

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Bangkok: Urban Modernity with a SE Asian Twist

June 9, 2014 | By |

Over the past few months, we have been in and out of Bangkok a handful of times. It’s been a modern respite from our SE Asian travels, and a great place to deal with errands, catch up on life outside Asia, and enjoy a more urbane environment. Read More

07 Jun

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A temporary home in Chiang Mai, Thailand

June 7, 2014 | By |

An incredible hub for expats and travelers, it was very easy for us to get “stuck” in Chiang Mai. We intended to just stay for a few days, but the great food, plentiful yoga classes, welcoming community, family time, and pleasure of being there kept us there far longer. Read More

05 Jun

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A week with a Master: Ajahn Pichest Boonthume

June 5, 2014 | By |

Pichest is one of the masters of Thai massage… we have been hearing about him since Day 1 of massage courses back in NYC. And, while we were totally intimidated because of his slightly crazy reputation, we decided to go and study with him for a week. Read More

04 Jun

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Time warp to a Lahu Village

June 4, 2014 | By |

We spent two weeks in a Lahu Village studying Thai Massage. The course and community of students were full of learning and nourishment for us, but we were most fascinated by the sneak peak at village life. Read More

13 May

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Travel Logistics in Myanmar / Burma

May 13, 2014 | By |

We had a resounding number of people tell us, “you have to go to Myanmar,” but when we started to look into specifics, it was absolutely confusing to figure out. So, without going into too many travel stories, we decided to put some of our notes into a logistics blog entry. Read More

12 May

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Yangon, Myanmar… Welcome to the friendliest country in the world!

May 12, 2014 | By |

The cultural and economic capital of Myanmar (and former political capital), Yangon is gross yet endearing, dirty yet charming, poor yet rich. Here, people sleep on bamboo platforms by their street food stalls, missing concrete tiles on sidewalks reveal slimy sewage underneath, and the streets are dotted with betel-juice spit and snot-rockets. Read More

09 May

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“Stuff White People Like” in Inle Lake, Myanmar

May 9, 2014 | By |

Inle (or Inlay) Lake was a fantastic place to spend a few days, and felt like a travelers’ playground in the best way possible. The town of Nuang Shwe is adorable, the climate was lovely (and so much cooler than Bagan), there were tons of restaurants, and great daytime activities. Read More

08 May

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Bagan: An Ancient World in Active Use

May 8, 2014 | By |

Imagine a semi-arid plain, dust devils rising amidst scrub brush, dotted with ancient pagodas and temples… not a few, not a dozen, but thousands. If the road to Machu Picchu had ruins of small town ruins that were once highway-pitstops, and if the temples of Angkor were huge religious complexes transformed into tourism hotspots… then Bagan’s religious structures still draw monks on pilgrimage, and are actively used by Buddhists as well as tourists. Read More

04 May

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Thai Beach Vacation in Hippie Paradise

May 4, 2014 | By |

Somehow we’ve been on the road for 6 months, but haven’t been on “vacation” yet, so we decided to fix that by planting ourselves on a beautiful little beach for two weeks. Fair warning: this post is super long, so here’s the CliffsNotes: “awesome beach. chilled for two weeks. saw some fish.” Read More

18 Apr

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Vegas in Cambodia: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

April 18, 2014 | By |

Many travelers make only one stop in Cambodia – Siem Reap and Angkor Wat – and there was no way we could miss it. True to our expectations, Siem Reap was a Christmas-light powered swarm of westerners and the temples of Angkor left us stunned by history, craftsmanship, and grandeur. Read More