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Hoi An, You Took All My Money.

I have a problem. I’m pretty sure my wallet is suffering from depression. She has stopped exercising, she’s lost a lot of weight, and she doesn’t take joy in the same activities as she used to. Hoi An, I blame you, and the 23 kilos of materialistic consumption I indulged in while visiting

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La Cookaracha! La Cookaracha! Nanananana 'Nam....

Did you know that much of the Vietnamese language has a French influence, and that modern Vietnamese writing uses the Roman alphabet? This has been a bit of a relief for us, because now we can kind of tell what is going on around us, as opposed to the cryptic Thai and Khmer

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Good Morning, Vietnam!

Getting to Vietnam was supposed to be easy. And it probably would have gone off without much excitement, except for the news we received upon arriving at the bus station in Phnom Penh….

The Bus Mix-up in Phnom Penh

We decided to exit Cambodia on the Cambodian Buddhist New Year – not the

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Li-hai Cambodia

After our wonderful time in Siem Reap, it was time to move on. And move on we did, with an overnight bus to the southern beach paradise of Sihanoukville. The bus itself, however, was no paradise.

At around 7 PM, a tuk-tuk came and picked us up from our hotel, drove us

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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,

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

B-B-B-B-Bangkok!

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

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Full Mooner

Last time we wrote, we were bidding adieu to our beloved paradise-no-more, and heading to the opposite side of the island, to a beach called Chao Phao. We took an uneventful taxi ride back to the pier where the boats arrive, and then we were to transfer to another taxi to

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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

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The 12 Steps to the Perfect Day

Last time we wrote, we were beginning a long and relaxing boat ride on our way to Ko Tao; and so begins a repeat of our 2006 trip to Thailand. In 2006, we visited Thailand’s western paradise islands (Ko Samui, Ko Phangan and Ko Tao) for almost 10 days, and landing in Ko

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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,

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