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Rishikesh, Jammu, and Manali: Our Attempts to Escape to the Himalayas

Our five days in Rishikesh were very chill and laid back. We arrived in the town around 5:00 AM from our sleepless drive from Agra. The bumpy bus ride didn’t necessarily rock us to sleep and the fully reclined Indian gentleman in front of me successfully reduced my leg room to zero. Legs and knees […]

Kolkata, Varanasi, Khajuraho, and Agra: Uncovering the Beauty and Cultural Diversity of India

When we first arrived in India, I was expecting to get hounded by taxi drivers the second we stepped out into the thick, humid, Kolkata air. We grabbed a taxi and after five minutes of not moving, a few re-explanations of our destination, and a couple strangers pointing our driver in the right direction, we […]

Hsipaw and Inle Lake: Gunshots, Trekking, and More Pagodas

With rain pounding the entire country, we skipped our final sunrise and booked ourselves a bus to Hsipaw (pronounced see-po). The five hour bus ride was uneventful and took us through the endless flatlands of Myanmar. After the bus, we were transferred at a town called Pyin Oo Lwin. Here we were ushered by a […]

Yangon, Thabarwa Center, and Bagan: Our Look into Ancient and Current Burmese Culture

Our trip to Myanmar began with a slumber party in the Bangkok airport. We had a seven hour layover from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM. We decided to take full advantage of the floor outside the food court in Bangkok’s DMK international airport. After our sleep, or lack there of, we borded our flight to […]

The Full Moon Party to Northern Thailand: Buckets, Elephants, and a Road Trip

After the boat we were greeted by our good friend Jordan Chapin who, like us, quit his job in search of travel. He will be traveling with us through the rest of Thailand, over to Myanmar, and part of India. After that he’s heading over to Vietnam to meet up with his girlfriend. Once we […]

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 […]

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. […]

Vietnam’s North Loop: Broken Bikes, Mud Roads, and Breathtaking Landscape

As we continued on Vietnam’s north loop, the first bike breakdown occurred on our way to Lang Son from Cat Ba. Taylor’s back wheel fell off his bike while he was driving. Literally, he was pulling out of a gas station when the nut that held his wheel on came off. Still connected by the […]

Cat Ba Island: Home of the White-Headed Langur and $0.25 Beers

Our quick stint in Hanoi was topped off with a final egg coffee and a farewell to our old riding partner, Martina. Egg coffee became our new favorite beverage in Hanoi. It’s very simple and will blow any Starbucks Frappuccino out of the water. Probably just as healthy as Frappuccino, egg coffee or cà phê […]

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