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Scuba Diving in the Andaman Sea: Thirty Meters below with Sharks, Rays, and an Octopus

Ready to leave the hustle and bustle of the Thai capital city, Alex and I boarded a night bus at 8:00 PM that brought us to Khao Lak. The 12 hour bus ride was fairly uneventful. The Thai lady, I had the pleasure of sitting next to, fell asleep on my shoulder for the majority […]

Angkor Wat to Bangkok: From the Skyscraping Temples to High Flying Muay Thai Kicks

As we readjusted to life off the island, Taylor and I scrambled to book a ticket on the night bus to Siem Reap. Our plan was to spend a few days exploring Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples. Angkor Wat is the largest religious structure in the world and is the reason many tourists travel […]

No License Plate, No Worries!

Hello world! A few days back, while sweating through my clothes on a Thai public bus, I found myself reminiscing about my old motorcycle in Vietnam, and thinking back on the good and the bad things that made the motorcycle ride from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi such an adventure. Naturally, the good far outweighs […]

Cambodia: As Seen From a Tuk-Tuk

Hey everybody, welcome back to the Coordinates Unknown blog! It has been another three week hiatus for me since I wrote to you all, but I am back now and can’t wait to tell you about the unique country of Cambodia, and of course to relay a few stories the world should hear (or maybe […]

Phnom Penh and The Killing Fields

Upon arriving in Cambodia, I knew only a small piece of it’s history, and very little about Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Like much of what has gone on in this part of the world in the past century,  in school I learned next to nothing about the Communist Khmer Rouge goverment that ruled […]

Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi Motorcycle Route

Below is our entire ride we took on our one-month Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi Motorcycle route. I have included a list and a short description of our top 10 destinations, activities, and roads in Vietnam. This list can also be found on the map below. To view a larger version of the map click […]

Koh Rong Sanloem: A Vacation within a Vacation

Our adventures in Vietnam were over and for the first time of the trip, the three of us split off. Taylor and I left for Cambodia and Alex stayed in Hanoi, as he had already traveled through Cambodia.  The trip to Cambodia was a long one, 2 days until we got to our main destination. […]

The End of the Honda Wins: Sapa to Hanoi

Our 4 days in Sapa were fairly uneventful. I got into a pretty standard routine that began with a 6:30 AM wake up for breakfast. The hotel we stayed at offered a breakfast buffet which, was the sole reason we choose the hotel.  Breakfast was brought out every morning at 6:45. Armed with my laptop […]