Motorbiking in Laos – may be hazardous to your health

Being stuck in Vientiane for a week dealing with visa shit isn’t what I call a vacation. The place is teeming with embassy, UN and NGO workers and the whole town seems to cater to western tastes. We couldn’t wait to get on the road to see the real Laos. … Continue Reading →

Grandma weaving hemp and granddaughter

H’mingling with the H’mong

Up in the mountains of Vietnam, right by the border with China, lies the little town of Sapa. This is the place to get your trekking on, whether you want to climb Mt. Fanispan (SE Asia’s highest peak) or check out local tribal villages. We took the night train up … Continue Reading →

How to hold on to your Dong

Imagine going to a restaurant where the food is delicious, the décor immaculate and the bill reasonable…but the service is lousy. The waiter charges you for the free bread, brings a burger when you ordered a steak, then demands a 40% tip. This is Vietnam. Don’t get us wrong, we … Continue Reading →

Kim loves easyriding

Easy Riding from the highlands to the coast

The road leading up the coast of Vietnam is a heavily touristed route, so we decided to take a short detour via the Central Highlands. With beautiful scenery and cooler temperatures, we headed to Dalat in order to hook up with an Easy Rider – a informal group of local … Continue Reading →