Gotta love the squat toilets

An ode to squat toilets

When upon thy form, my eyes first gazed Can’t be denied that my eyebrows raised I stood before you with much trepidation Little did I know I’d experience revelation!

TD’s first massage ever…by a 10-year Lao girl

It seems that no visit to Laos is complete without a visit to Luang Prabang. True, it’s a beautiful city full of golden wats and saffron robed monks. But it’s also extremely popular with older peeps with money to burn, and thus the most expensive place in the country. We … Continue Reading →

Working? Kim and TD? At a farm? Yes.

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  • 14 January, 2010
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Back in SF, sustainable living was a huge part of our daily lives – we ate local food, biked everywhere and generally tried to be environmentally conscious. We heard about an organic farm about 4km south of Vang Vieng and decided to stop there for one last lunch before we … Continue Reading →

Kim loves macro mode

Our 3 best kept travel secrets

Learn how to ride a motorbike – In our experience, exploring a region by motorbike is one of the best ways to see a country. Sure, renting a bicycle is best if you’re only going a few kilometers out of town or if you’re into the physical challenge. But if … Continue Reading →

The area surrounding Vang Vieng is drop dead gorgeous

A little something for everyone in Vang Vieng

After seeing a bit of rural Laos, we hopped back onto the backpacker trail and headed north to Vang Vieng. We were hit with major culture shock, to put it mildly. The town is a mecca for young backpackers who just wanna party, hang out with other westerners and try … Continue Reading →