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Even though it goes against my tourist instincts, we haven’t actually visited a temple in Thailand. Shocking, I know. But with our one day in Vientiane, we have rented two bikes for about $2.50 USD...

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We survived our second sleeper train of the trip and arrived in Vientiane, the capital of Laos early Saturday morning. Crossing the Border from Bangkok to Vientiane Our experience was a little different than other...

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Bike Tour of Bangkok

April 28, 2013

After over a week in Bangkok, I still feel totally lost all the time. The road are winding, and the addresses and street names totally confusing. I looked for a bike tour to explore the...

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I’ve wakeboarded behind a boat before, but I had never heard of a cable ski system until today.  My only preparation for trying this was a few YouTube videos and some stretching.  Arriving at the man-made lake...

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As I was walking down the main street of Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur last week, I noticed that I kept hearing a lady repeat the same thing over and over again in perfect succession.  Now...

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We’ve headed north from Bangkok to the city of Kanchanaburi, Bangkok’s most popular day-trip city.  We are only going to stop here briefly to do some sight-seeing before heading further west to see what remains...

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We did very little research before coming to Bangkok.  I’d like to say it’s because we like to travel spontaneously and live in the moment, but mostly we just had less downtime (with good wifi)...

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After Singapore, we had another quick, big city stop on our trip: Kuala Lumpur (KL).  We wanted to see the Malaysian capital, but research and tips from others said that three days is plenty to...

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A Post Full of Monkeys

April 15, 2013

For your viewing pleasure, here is a photo gallery of only pictures of monkeys from Malaysia and Indonesia.  Hold your applause until the last photo is seen.  Thank you.  – Dan...

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It’s snowing right now in our hometown of Minneapolis… in April.  And tomorrow the forecast is freezing rain.  There are hundreds of people all over that city saying things like “Why do we live here?...

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