Shrines in Kathmandu

11 months in Asia – what you need to know

Favorite countries: 1.Thailand – After three months and close personal friendships with locals, it was an experience unto itself 2.Nepal – One word: Himalayas 3.Laos – Chilled back lifestyle and locals with plenty off-the-tourist-trail activities Most challenging countries: 1.India – Nothing works as you’d expect, and the masses of people … Continue Reading →

Awww, now I get why people go to beaches of Thailand

Koh Pha Ngan, more than phases of the moon

The islands of Thailand are world renowned for their beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, and great nightlife. So of course it attracts tourists from around the world like moths to a flame. It was because of this fact that we were a little scared of what we would find there. … Continue Reading →

Best fucking street food in the world - no contest

Put your hands up for Bangkok – I love this city

If you ever come to Southeast Asia, you will inevitably find yourself in the travel hub epicenter of Bangkok at some point. The typical low budget traveler ends up on Khao San Road (the original backpacker ghetto) and spends a few days being overwhelmed by the heat, noise and crowds … Continue Reading →

Chilling at the bungalow

Evolution of a backpacker

We arrived in Pai a little uncertain on how it would feel to be back on the backpacker trail. Tucked into the mountains of Northern Thailand, Pai is an oasis for hippie travelers to unload for a while, hang out at the innumerable bars, share stories over hilltribe ganja, and … Continue Reading →

8 weeks later – what have we learned?

Gardening Making EM (effective microorganisms) for natural fertilizer Composting – leftovers from dinner, weeds, fallen leaves, even human shit…it all goes back to the land. Hoeing and planting garden beds, weeding, weeding, weeding, mulching, transplanting and harvesting Seed saving (and how GMO/hybrid seed companies are patenting seeds to control food … Continue Reading →


Having fun fun at Pun Pun Organic Farm

Back in November, we had an innocent conversation with our Saigon couchsurfing host about a cool sustainable living community in Northern Thailand. Fast forward 4 months and we have changed our entire itinerary, exchanging our guidebooks for garden hoes and moving into a mudbrick house 50 kilometers north of Chiang … Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →