40 Meter Visibility

Diving. In. Sipidan. Was. Amazing.

If you are a diver, do whatever you need to do to get your wetsuit wearing, 21% oxygen-breathing ass here.

The catch is it is a protected marine park and only 120 diving permits are issued each day. So, BOOK AHEAD. Like months in advance.

I did not follow […]

K.L.

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malayasia, is a nice city. It’s the main transportation hub in and out of the archipelago of Malay, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Brunei. It contains a beautiful independance monument, the national mosque, and until a few years ago the tallest building(s) in the world.

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Lions and Tigers and Elephants, oh my

As you may have seen a few weeks back we were in Chang Mai, Thailand and took a couple days after their New Years festival to check out some of the ‘wilder’ animals that populate SE Asia. I wanted to elaborate because of how awesome of an experience it was.

First, we started at Baan […]

Three’s Company

Reunited with Jen and heading off tomorrow to do some serious SCUBA diving. Four days living on a deconverted oil rig and diving off Sipidan Island, Malaysia!

Malaysian People are Awesome

Seriously. Don’t get me wrong- we have met a ton of amazing people in every country we’ve visited. But, oh…my…gosh… I have never seen such an overall friendly, helpful, and honest group of people in my life.

First impression: on the packed train after we first arrived, heading toward our hotel, there was a group […]

Chiang Mai Unfiltered

So here’s what else we’ve been up to since the Songkran festival:

In other news, we decided to skip Myanmar for now and head right down to Malaysia. Myanmar is going to be expensive because there are no land border crossings, so you have to […]

Songkran

Songkran, AKA Thai New Year’s, AKA Water Festival, AKA the best thing that could happen to the inner child in me.

We headed toward Chiang Mai, Thailand for their New Year’s festival, hearing that it was also some sort of water festival, thinking it would be similar to Carnivale in Bolivia where kids run around […]

Tubing/Caving Pictures

Laos

So after arriving in the capital Vientiane, Laos (via a sarcastically awful bus ride from Hanoi, Vietnam) we moved North to the party city of Vang Vieng. Rumors, blogs, and travel books can’t help but mention the pitfalls of so many backpackers before you. It was a reckless place filled with drugs, loud music and […]

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