Vietnam you confuse me. I don’t know what to think about you and after 20 days here I’m even more confused than when we arrived. Parts of you are so lovely, your food is amazing, the countryside is nice, and some of your people are amazingly friendly. However, there is another side of you that… Read More Why I Don’t Understand Vietnam
Why does everyone go to Thailand? What is so special about this country that literally everyone I have ever talked to about Thailand raves about how wonderful it is? Well luckily, just this last month, I got to find out. In January, Kane and I spent 28 days in Thailand and we would have stayed… Read More Thailand: The Land of Smiles
Oh Phu Quoc, you could have been so many things. Your beaches are beautifully made, with long stretches of beach fringed by jungle greenery. Your island is mostly a national park, with the potential to be a quiet, serene escape from the rush and noise of the cities. Your weather is perfect for a beach… Read More Phu Quoc: Island Paradise or Rubbish Island?
It is dark when we are begrudgingly awoken by my alarm. Ugh 4:30 am, is this even morning or does it still count as the middle of the night? Sleepily, we stumble through our morning routine to a tuk tuk waiting outside and off we go, bumping along the pot holed road into the surprisingly… Read More A Day at Angkor Wat
Ah Vietnam, best known for it’s never ending stream of scooters, terrible war (if you are from the United States), and noodle soups. Heading to Vietnam I only knew a little about these subjects; before our trip Kane had sent me some rather terrifying videos of foreigners trying to cross the street without losing vital… Read More Where to Eat in Saigon
Border crossings are never pleasant and sometimes the best you can hope for is not getting yelled at in Spanish by an angry Honduran man even though all your passport stamps are in order (this incident was almost a year ago and I’m still sore about it). However, sometimes you get lucky and find a… Read More Overland Travel in Cambodia
When you arrive in a city you’d expect that three days later you will have seen some of said city. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the case with Bangkok and I as, due to the ever present tummy bugs, Kane and I have been hold up in our room for the past few days, surviving on… Read More Surviving Being Sick Abroad
Ah Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, home to hundreds of Spanish language schools, volcano trekking, home stays, and so much more. I spent a good six months calling this lovely, crazy city home in 2016 and in that time learned why Xela, as it is known by its indigenous name, seems to have a knack for getting people… Read More Where to Eat in Quetzaltenango