Better Watch Your Back in Bali

It was a struggle finding a ride to Ubud. We leaned against the railing of an outdoor coffee shop, trying to make way for other people on the side walk, squinting at our phones and waiting. Our backpacks and bags spread around us like unruly children that wouldn’t stay where we needed them to. The … Continue reading Better Watch Your Back in Bali

To Drink the Rum, or not to Drink the Rum, That is the Question

The hostel was having a mixer that night. We had seen the signs advertising happy hour and the first free rum and coke offered, and toyed with the idea of ‘stopping by’ after dinner. Already the young backpackers lounging in the lobby, all looking sun kissed and like they had been places, had more of … Continue reading To Drink the Rum, or not to Drink the Rum, That is the Question

Update from a Sleeper Train (1st week in Southeast Asia)

We just embarked on our 14-hour overnight train ride from Ninh Binh, Vietnam, to Hoi An. From the mountains to the coast, you could say. It’s a bumpy ride, there’s a baby screaming under us (Lindsey and I have the top bunks), and the smell coming from the bathroom is indescribable. And no, it’s not … Continue reading Update from a Sleeper Train (1st week in Southeast Asia)