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Things to do in Bandung Indonesia

Cover photo by Ana Espino If you’ve never heard of Bandung, Indonesia, you have been missing out. With its volcanoes, hot springs, stunning natural beauty, and bargain shopping, Bandung has lots to offer every visitor. Here are a list of top things to do in Bandung that might just get you packing your bags. A […]
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on October 12, 2016
Riding Elephants

Should You Ride Elephants in Thailand? It’s Complicated

In our last trip to Thailand, it didn’t take long to see advertisements for every sort of “elephant experience” – washing, bathing with, feeding, riding, and trekking with elephants. “Ride the Elephants!” “The Elephant Experience!” “Up Close with Elephants!” We saw baby elephants frolicking on the beaches under the watchful eye of a trainer. Elephants lined up […]
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Living the Good Life at The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel

One of the things about life on the road is that we are constantly orienting yourself to our new, temporary home. This isn’t a bad thing, it can just be a challenge at times. We’ll often spend some frustrating minutes in a new place figuring out how to get hot water in the shower, determining […]
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Our Favorite Thai Islands

The islands of Thailand have got to be some of our favorite places in the world. Sure, Thailand has so much: the frenetic chaos of Bangkok, and serenity of the northern hill regions, and of course, the incredible food. But the islands (or Koh’s, in Thai) are special. There are options for every type of traveler, […]
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Malaysian Cuisine

The Best Malaysian Food in Penang

Before heading to Malaysia we were well aware that it was known as having some of the most exotic and flavorful food – anywhere. This is particularly true of the food in Georgetown on the Island of Penang. So, I’ll go so far as to admit that it was one of the reasons that we […]
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Penang Street Art

Georgetown Penang Street Art

One of our favorite things to do when exploring a new city is finding street art. The art can range from the whimsical to the political or angry – in any case, it tells a part of the story of a new destination. One reason that we decided to spend some time in Georgetown on the Island of […]
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on February 26, 2016
Penang Tropic Spice Garden

Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden – Malaysian Cooking in Paradise

Malaysia is known for its cuisine. With the blending of Asian and Indian influences (among others), you can imagine the exotic flavors that come into play. We decided to take a cooking class while in Penang, Malaysia in order to unlock the secrets that make this world-renown cuisine. And as it turned out, the setting for […]
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on February 9, 2016
Koh Chang Thailand

Koh Chang, Thailand – Things to Do and Where to Stay

Here’s our best advice about visiting Koh Chang, starting with the most important: put Koh Chang on your short list of places to visit before it becomes too popular and overcrowded. We visited Thailand’s topical island paradise recently and found that the sleepy destination had attracted quite a few more visitors since our last stay five years […]
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on February 1, 2016
Doi Suthep Temple Hike

Doi Suthep Chiang Mai Thailand Hike

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is a wonderful place to get into nature and find some of the best that Chiang Mai Thailand has to offer. One of our favorite sites is only possible to experience on foot on a Doi Suthep (meaning Suthep Mountain) hike. Along the way you will find sacred trees with orange sashes, a mysterious […]
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Hong Kong Dim Sum Food Tour

Eating Hong Kong: Dim Sum Food Tour

We only had three days in Hong Kong. It seemed like a very short time to experience this diverse and fascinating place. But honestly, for this brief visit we were really only after one thing: eating traditional Cantonese dim sum. These little bite-sized snacks became a favorite treat that we frequently shared with a large group […]
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on December 31, 2015