And this is what happens when you kick a sea urchin.


Railay Beach, Thailand

In every sense Railay seems an island (specifically the fact that it’s only accesible by boat), but in fact, it is just a penninsula on the West coast in the Andaman Sea. The area is completely secluded from the mainland by limestone cliffs. Over millennia, the friction of the tides have seperated a good bunch […]

Mixed Feelings on Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand.

Made famous by the late 90’s movie The Beach, it made worldwide news again in 2004 after the devastating tsunami hit its bays and obliterated most of the island.

Since then, the island has rebuilt and has a rejeuvenated tourism industry.

The unique landscape of the island makes it one […]

A Kindle Thank You

We are cursed with electronics on this trip.

First, my Canon point-and-shoot camera that I brought on the trip never even worked. I hadn’t used it in a while, and failed to test it before bringing it. So, of course once I first tried it when we got to Brazil, it was a goner. Wouldn’t […]

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 […]

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, 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 […]

Beach Bungalows and Fortune Tellers

So, Jen and I had a nice relaxing week together, spent mainly on the beach of Koh Phayam (island) doing mostly this:

We had a charming little bungalow on the beach.

Well, actually, we had two, but the first place was owned by a harsh Russian who wasnt the friendliest person […]

A New Chapter

Well, I have flown on to Thailand to meet up with my friend Jen while Z stays back in Lima until he has his new passport. We didnt want to split but knew that cancelling both flights and buying new flights for both of us would cost a fortune, so this was the best way […]