February 2024

Stories of Cambodia

We spent our first morning in Cambodia relaxing before taking on an afternoon cooking class. Scott went to fetch us some coffee, and who did he meet? Our Camry cab driver from Poipet, who recognized him, and was looking for a JOB! C’mon buddy!! You fed us to the tuk-tuk drivers (of which,

Continue reading Stories of Cambodia

Toto, we're not in Thailand anymore...


After spending 12 hours on a boat/bus combination, we were thrilled to arrive in Bangkok at the wee hour of 1:30 a.m. All I can say is THANK GOD I have been to Bangkok before…or I may have had a stress induced heart attack upon arrival.

We were told our

Continue reading Toto, we’re not in Thailand anymore…

The Demise of Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi

The pilgrimage of our 2006 trip continues; however, sadly not to the same degree of awesomeness we experienced in Ko Tao.

Ko Samui

We decided to kill a few days in Ko Samui before heading off to Phangnan for the full moon party…mostly to meet up with Nathalie and Emily, our

Continue reading The Demise of Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi

From Ranong to Burma to Ko Tao

Our bus from Phang-Nga to Ranong was only supposed to be three hours…which somehow morphed into five. Only in Asia does it take five long bumpy hours to travel 215 kilometres. Why, you ask? Well, it’s simple. The bus system here is highly inefficient, and in order to make the best profit possible,

Continue reading From Ranong to Burma to Ko Tao

A Day to Remember

The day started off innocently enough…

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth (Seriously)

We awoke in the morning to a glorious breakfast served at our restaurant on the hill overlooking the beautiful Ko Phi Phi bay. Scott was toying around with the idea of chartering a private

Continue reading A Day to Remember

Oh Thailand, How We've Missed You!

Like seeing an old friend again, we held our arms open to Thailand upon arrival. It seems, however, Thailand was unhappy that we hadn’t kept in touch – it gave us a half-hearted welcome in the form of a puny 14-day visa. What is up with that? Thailand, why must you

Continue reading Oh Thailand, How We’ve Missed You!

Mmmm... Malaysia

Our short time so far in Malaysia has been filled with two of our favourite things: hiking and eating. OK, hiking isn’t really one of our favourite things, we just seem to do it a lot and enjoy the payoff. Alas, I will begin.

The Cameron Highlands

After arriving in the

Continue reading Mmmm… Malaysia

K & L Reunited in KL

The best parts of the past few days has been hanging out with fellow Canadians who we already KNOW (and although I do love meeting new people, it was quite nice to not go through the normal progression of new person questions…”where are you from?” “what do you do?”), and who have a

Continue reading K & L Reunited in KL

Culture Jolt of Java

Last we left off, we had boarded our bus to Java. The bus was actually quite lovely and luxurious – for the mere $20 per person we had paid, we got nice big seats that reclined nearly completely horizontal, a nice pillow and blanket, and a little box which contained a sweet bun and iced jasmine tea. We were pretty much the only Westerners on the bus, so it was clear that tourists don’t travel often to

Continue reading Culture Jolt of Java

Why We Love Asia

Today’s post comes inspired by the reasons why I truly love Asia. You bargain for things that aren’t accurate, boats come and go and sometimes forget you, and people will try to sell you anything. Even a newspaper that’s four months old.

A few days ago, we left the quiet seclusion of Gili Meno for the third

Continue reading Why We Love Asia