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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...
Siamese dreams…Thailand part I

Siamese dreams…Thailand part I

“Hold on, I am at the office now and will email the permits as soon as I have them”. We read this text from our Thai fixer as we were standing in front of the Thai customs office. We were being told by the official that we would not be allowed into Thailand without...
Thailand Route and Accommodation

Thailand Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 21 January 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...

Thailand to Laos Border Report

This is our experience/record of crossing the Thailand-Lao border on Saturday, 21 January 2017. Our traveling party consisted of two people and two motorcycles. We started at 9:54am and finished at 11:40am. Border Name: Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge at Nong Khai Closest...
Family, Friends and Holiday time

Family, Friends and Holiday time

Finally, it’s holiday time for us, yes I know people think we are on one long holiday, but really we aren’t, honest! Long term travel is amazing, exciting and an adventure for sure BUT it also means leaving behind your family and friends for extended...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet....
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
Inevitable Comparisons

Inevitable Comparisons

I know I shouldn’t compare. I know I should live in the moment, focus on what is in front of me, not develop a “been there, done that” mentality. And yet, the more I travel, the more these inevitable comparisons raise their ugly head. The comparisons...
Oaxacan Valley Magic

Oaxacan Valley Magic

In spite of feeling little love for Oaxaca City, our time spent in the surrounding valley proved to be one of our favorite periods in Mexico. The combination of stunning scenery, glorious weather, interesting villages, ancient ruins, and meeting other overlanders...

Monthly living costs in Chiang Mai, Thailand

I know, such posts can be a bit dull at times, but when preparing an extended trip or to live abroad this information  can come in handy. As we are in Chiang Mai now for about one and a half months we are not the complete authority, but we start to get a picture. With...

Chiang Mai – welcome to the digital nomad capitol

Remember the post I wrote some time ago? The Don’t plan too much ahead one? Well, I think our experience in Chiang Mai is a good example for what I wrote back then. Our original plan (find the mistake) was to drive all the way along the border of Thailand first to the...
Chiang Mai – How to Elephant in Thailand

Chiang Mai – How to Elephant in Thailand

Since Chiang Mai is in the North of Thailand, right by Myanmar and Laos, we naively thought that the weather situation would improve and we would get a bit of a break from the heat. We were wrong yet again. It’s even hotter than Bangkok…wait is that even...
Thailand – Outsider’s Guide to Songkran

Thailand – Outsider’s Guide to Songkran

Man, are we behind on our posts or what? I’m sorry if the quality of the posts has gone down…actually i’m not. First of all, not much to go down from and second, we have been too busy having way too much fun in Seoul. Okay, so we left off on the last...
Koh Samui – How to Island Hop in Thailand

Koh Samui – How to Island Hop in Thailand

We got lucky and arrived in Thailand during the University’s spring break. So Suin and her friends had already plan a little trip south to visit Koh Samui and of course try some delicious southern Thai food. My first reaction was to take a bus, then i was...