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    Top 20 Balinese Dishes To Try

    We are going to try to give you a basic understanding of food in Bali with Our Top 20 Balinese Dishes to Try.  We will give you the names, and a brief description of what to expect when you go out to eat. Known for its use of a variety of spices with meat and...

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    20 Great Bali Hotels – Our Top Choices

    20 Great Bali Hotels, the famed island of lovers. It has a varied landscape of hills and mountains with a deeply spiritual and unique culture. If you decide to travel on this magical island and you will need somewhere amazing to stay, we got you covered. Here are the best ideal locations you can sta...

  • My 10 Favorite Bali Recipes

    Great Recipes: A Collection From Bali, Indonesia

    We spent quite some time in Bali and found some great recipes. I have listed 10 here, some for dishes, some for pastes which are popular there. Simple beef and chicken meals are made special with the paste used. Everyone in Bali has their own special pastes and all are a little different. Dine out...

  • Bali For Couples - The Island Known For Love

    Bali For Couples – The Island Known For Love

    Has the passion in your marriage died out?  Do you feel all alone? Well, maybe it’s time for you to take action and revive your love life.  Maybe you should consider this spot.  Bali is for couples. It is the Island known for Love and a great place to reconnect. The day to day hustle and...

  • 10 Unforgettable Bali Instagram Moments

    The Indonesian island of Bali has long attracted droves of visitors towards its crystal clear waters and long white beaches. Just search #Bali in your Instagram to easily see why. Bali is not a one trick pony. In fact, it has almost all the sights you could wish for in a tropical island getaway. Thi...

  • Battambang, Cambodia

    9 Must See Sites of Battambang, Cambodia

    Battambang is in northwestern Cambodia. It is the capital of the leading rice-producing province of the country. Battambang remains the hub of Cambodia’s northwest, connecting the region with Phnom Penh and Thailand. The city is situated on the Sangkae River, a tranquil, small body of water th...

  • 10 Best Vietnamese Dishes With Our Favorite Recipes

    Vietnamese food is distinctive and memorable. Their cuisine relies on the balance of sweetness, flavor, saltiness and sourness that is achieved through the use of nuoc mam, cane sugar, tamarind and the juice of calamansi citrus fruits. Vietnam dishes use plenty of fresh herbs but are not overly spic...

  • Angkor Wat Temples

    8 Must See Temples in Angkor Wat Cambodia

    In the event that you have never gone to the Angkor Wat UNESCO Site here are a few tips for getting the most out of a visit to the Angkor Wat complex. The temples including Angkor Wat are the most well known in Cambodia. You can best appreciate going to this sanctuary in the early...

  • Hoi An

    Hoi An: A Well-Preserved Ancient Town

    As travelers, we all need a location for peace and relaxation. A great way to get it is by going to Hoi An, Vietnam. Actually, “Hoi An” literally translates to English as “peaceful meeting place”....

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    Our Top Pick: Mui Ne – Relaxing in Vietnam

    With its origins as a fishing village, Mui Ne has stayed true to its laid-back roots. Yes, there are resorts to cater to every budget here. The real charm of Mui Ne lies in the fact that you don’t feel like you’re in a sanitized part of the country, as is the case in the...

  • Ho Chi Minh

    Top 10 Places In Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh is the biggest city in Vietnam with its population of 7,123,340. It is located in the south-east of Vietnam. The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City is during the dry season, between the months of November and March, when the rain is considerably lower. There are many accommodation optio...

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    3 of Our Top Ho Chi Minh Restaurants

    Visiting Ho Chi Minh City was one of my best trips so far. I can’t recommend it enough if you haven’t tried it yet. We entered the city with no expectations and were ready for any kind of surprise. It’s the largest Vietnamese city, full of cultural sites, beautiful streets, very co...

  • City of Hanoi

    7 Must See Locations In Hanoi

    Are you planning to fly into Hanoi, Vietnam soon? Have you picked out the places to see while in Hanoi? If not, relax! Hanoi offers its visitors a lot to consider when deciding on an itinerary, including antique French architecture, rich history, serene parks and delicious food, to mention a fe...

  • Myanmar Life 6

    Myanmar: The Good, Bad and Endearing

    Our trip to Myanmar was very eye opening for us. This was the last country for us to visit in SE Asia and it turned out to be by far the most unique of all of the countries we visited. As in all new countries we visit, there is good points and bad points, but...

  • Trekking Hsipaw - the tressel

    Trekking Hsipaw 1-3 Day Mountain Hikes

    We are continuing our 25-day visit to Myanmar, after leaving Bagan, to trek in Hsipaw. The trip to Hsipaw will include a one-night stop-over in Plyn Oo Lwin, a ride on the colonial train via the famous Gokteik Viaduct, and ending with trekking Hsipaw and surrounding mountains. Plyn Oo Lwin The peopl...

  • Old Bagan - Gathering for Sunset Shots

    4 Days In Bagan, Myanmar

    We arrived in Bagan on schedule by bus at 5:30 am. FYI: Some of the posts on the internet about no drivers to pick you up turned out to be wrong. There were drivers and more drivers and they all were talking and bargaining at the same time. We were quoted prices up to 15,000...

  • Bus or Plane?

    Myanmar from Thailand – Fly or Overland

      You can currently cross from Thailand to Myanmar (Burma) through the airports or at 4 different land border crossings. We’ve used both air and land crossings. However, three of those land crossings, we would advise you not to consider. These are the 4 available, Mae Sot/Myawad...

  • Songkran: The Thailand Party 2016

    The time is fast approaching for, only 2 days until our first Songkran. We have been in Thailand many times but we have never here to be able to enjoy the Thai New Years. We have heard outlandish things that will go own from elephants spraying the crowds with water out of the moat to...

  • Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai: 3 Different Things To Do

    Once you are here you will quickly find out why people love Chiang Mai. It is home to one of the largest expat and blogger communities in the world. People who love it stand by it avidly, others that are looking for a slower life and less touristy destinations might find Pai to be a...

  • Thailand Hotels

    8 Budget Friendly Hotels In Chiang Mai

    As one of the most visited cities in Thailand, ‘Where can I find a good, clean, quiet and low cost place to stay?’ is always a question on a traveler’s mind. The Old City of Chiang Mai is the most popular area and is our obvious choice for you to find hotels or guesthouses. There...

  • Thai Spicy Prawn Soup

    Top 5 Thai Foods and Recipes

    You’re visiting Thailand and you don’t know what to eat. You have always heard that Thai is very spicy. This can be true, but in most cases when ordering they will ask ‘spicy or not’. If you ask for spicy be prepared, it can be hot or Very Hot. Most of the Thai dishes are...

  • Jars and Valley at Phonsavan, Laos

    Laos Adventure: Plain of Jars

    Just a quick note, our last day in Luang Prabang, Laurel had stumbled and took a spill which left her with a bruised thigh and ego but no real injuries. She was determined not to miss the Plain of Jars, so she went to get a traditional Lau Massage. She spent all of 50,000 kip...

  • Falls in Luang Prabang, Laos

    Laos Adventure: Part One

    Our adventure through Laos started on the 27th of January, coinciding with our one-year anniversary as backpackers. (160 lbs lighter this year) We have visited 13 countries in that time and now we start out on our Laos adventure. The trip is to serve two main purposes, first to get a new 60 day Thai...

  • Street Foods, Chiang Mai

    Street Food: 5 Best Areas in Chiang Mai

    If you are planning to visit Thailand expect a wide variety of travel destinations to choose from. It is an ideal tourist destination since it offers something to all travelers. Chiang Mai offers tourists a special type of holiday experience. Located in the mountains in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai...

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    Chiang Mai-2015 Review and New Projects

    We are back in Chiang Mai, Thailand and are really enjoying the slower and more laid back atmosphere of the city here. Went to the Flower Show over the weekend and had great eats at their many food stalls. We are in that quiet zone between the busy Expat Area around Ta Pae Gate and...

  • Kuta Beach Bright-Days in Cambodia

    Bali: The Ugly, The Bad and The Beautiful

    Why would anyone want to come to Bali? Many of its cities have been swallowed up by ‘over commercialization’. They are now overrun by tourists. What do you really get when coming here? The island itself has many natural beauties but they are quickly becoming hidden by the seemingly endle...

  • Pagodas & Stupas in Phnom Penh

    Beautiful Pagodas and Stupas

      Pagodas are Temples where the monks live. They seem to always be spectacularly beautiful and ornate. And there are so many of them in Phnom Penh. We have watched the monks, every morning, going from business to business, blessing them and getting alms from the people. I talked to the Cambodia...

  • Killing Field Horrors

    Killing Fields in Phnom Penh

    The Killing Fields were sobering to say the least, listening to the audio was heart breaking.  I knew this would be a difficult trip even before we went. John and I always try to learn as much as we can before we enter a country and choose the places we want to visit. I was...

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    Two Days and On to Cambodia

      We have been in Istanbul now since the 31st of May and have been feeling those itchy feet for some time now.  The need to move on to other and newer destinations.  We are here tomorrow and the off to Cambodia on Monday afternoon.  We know we are going to the killing fields in...

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