South East Asia Tag

As we travel, we collect all sorts of things; maps, seashells, foreign currency, bus tickets. A rare mixture of souvenirs and stories. Littered throughout my house are small reminders of people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting along the way and places I've been fortunate enough to explore. Many of them have slowly started to blend into the background, gathering dust, and no longer demanding my attention. But, there is one thing I haven’t been able to tuck away. One...

Koh Phi Phi Islands : Thailand This is the type of place that can make postcards jealous. Its breathtaking, its extremely well traveled, and its filled with picturesque long tail boats. The islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Phi Phi Lee are ripped from a fairytale. The tall limestone crags frame in crystal clear waters and the powdery white sand melts softly between your toes. While your risk of getting a little too drunk, or a little too sunburned are extremely high...

Don’t drink buckets of alcohol. I feel like I should have known this, or this wisdom would have been passed down by a concerned parent or experienced friend. But it wasn’t – and I’m sure I can say this about any liquid you are contemplating drinking from a bucket, it probably won’t end well. Sunburned and excited, we found two unoccupied rugs in the sand and sat down. Rumor has it, when in Koh Phi Phi you must partake in a...

Phạm Ngũ Lão Street : Backpacker's District : Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam There was a night in Saigon, Vietnam when we sat on the street drinking beer in child sized plastic chairs. Both sides of the street were filled with people lined up facing each other. Just staring at each other, like a drunken, lazy version of Red Rover. The ultimate people watching. I was honestly waiting for someone to yell ‘charge’ and both sides of the street to lunge...




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