Arriving in Laos
Laos pronounced “Lao” is a communist country. There’s nothing Western about Lao, with the exception of the never ending Spring break tubing down the river in Vang Vieng, but that’s another story entirely (more on that later).
We arrived in Luang Prabang, Laos, flying in from Chiang Mai, Thailand. At first, we thought we’d [...]
Bali has been a ride. To anyone who is thinking about visiting SE Asia, add Bali to your list. The locals are kind, honest, and warm. Yes, you have to banter and bargain a lot, but that’s part of the fun.
Arriving in Bali
When we first arrived, we stayed in Kuta Beach, Bali – not to be confused [...]
People were practically begging for the ‘Ultimate Backpacker Wagon.’ At one point, we had buyers fighting over it. The advertisement read, *First to See Will Buy!* I know that’s over-the-top cheesy, but that’s exactly what happened!
I am in marketing and Justin is in sales, so we split the tasks. I was in charge of the [...]
Ahh… where to begin? I suppose the kangaroo dancing video is a good place to start (see below).
We showed up somewhere above Noosa Heads, as we got lost in the middle of the night and ended up on a ferry to some remote island. We followed our Camps 4 guidebook to this campground that was completely deserted, [...]
So, about a weekago we posted a WANTED ad to Gumtree, the rough equivilant of Craigslist over here. The ad went something like this:
One Week Rental Wanted: August 18-25 - Studio/Apartment or Room
Price: AUD $ 300.00
Date Listed: 17/08/2008
How you goin’? We’re a couple looking for a place (studio/apartment or a bedroom in a house) for just one week [...]
Hey guys! So sorry about the lack of posts… we’ve literally been chasing down Internet everywhere we go, with little luck.
You can find wireless in most McDonalds or Starbucks curtosy of Telstra for the bargain price of just $5.00 for 10 minutes and 20 cents a minute thereafter. Bleh, totally out of budget. Good thing the U.S. currency is [...]
Exciting stuff. We had a quick day of Sydney delights, a pub night, and a dinner cruise on the harbor. If you ever make it, don’t skip the Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. This time of year, it’s not as busy so everyone gets a window table. For just $76pp you get free booze (champagne, [...]
Sorry I’ve been so lax about posting lately… our Internet significantly slowed. We’ve had nothing short of adventure lately (along with errands like car shopping, buying groceries, and stocking supplies for our road trip). We headed to Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, and the city centre several times. A lot of our time has been spent [...]
We went car shopping yesterday and it was highly educational. First off, we learned that we definitely don’t want to dump $5000 into a campervan. And that tires or here ‘tyres’ are retreaded and can easily bust. A couple from Belgium that had been traveling around the East Coast of Australia for nearly 7 months [...]
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