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Full stop on Bali, Indonesia

Full stop on Bali, Indonesia

Up in the lush hills of Bali, just North of Denpasar, is a little town called Ubud. The population of Ubud on any given day is a diverse mix indeed: millennial backpackers, wealthy jet setters (Barack Obama and family were in town while we were here), day tripping...

Expense Report: Indonesia

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $4,848.02 on living expenses and $10,036.41 on one-time expenses. We...
And the bee goes buzz: Indonesia

And the bee goes buzz: Indonesia

A light in our hotel room started making a funny noise. Ten o’clock at night and the recessed light in the high ceiling began ticking and buzzing with the noise intensifying as the minutes passed, a huge moth perhaps attracted to the light bulb. Awhile later, a couple...
So… Suriname!

So… Suriname!

Suriname, Suriname… where exactly is that? Near Vietnam? Nope. Next door to Ghana? Errr, no. It’s on the north coast of South America, above Brazil, snuggled comfortably between French Guiana and Guyana. It’s in the northern Amazon basin, so it’s hot, humid and – at...
Malaysia Route and Accommodation

Malaysia Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 20 April 2017 Costs are all based on two people and two motorcycles. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the country....

Expense Report: Malaysia

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $978.50 on living expenses and $306.17 on one-time expenses. We spent...

Expense Report: Thailand

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $1,930.95 on living expenses and $2,792.02 on one-time expenses. We spent...
Cambodia Route and Accommodation

Cambodia Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 30 March 2017 Costs are all based on two people and two motorcycles. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the country....

Expense Report: Cambodia

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $549.62 on living expenses and $79.50 on one-time expenses. We spent...
Sanity Restored: Laos

Sanity Restored: Laos

Laos is what Thailand promises to be in the brochures. Where Thailand is jaded and there is no forgotten corner left anymore, Laos is still an un-crowded rural country that has its charms in tact. The slower pace of life here, along with mountainous terrain made for...