WTF???

Alright, alright. We know. It's been a minute since we've done any blogging here. As we mentioned last, we've kinda gone plum-crazy and moved to Thailand to live on a tiny island in the boonies, open a cafe/bookstore/bistro/bakery/internet shop, for which we -- well, Nook (pictured below) and Yaman (pictured...

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So That Happened…

When we left for this trip, the only plan that we had was to have no plan at all. We wanted to be open to anything that came our way, and were excited to be able to let go of everything and just see what happened next. It’s entirely possible...

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And sometimes you wander really slow…

We have been on Koh Lipe now for six weeks, and just did a border run so we can stay here for another two. We are so charmed by this island and it’s people that we truly don’t want to leave. Ever.

Our time in Thailand runs out on May 10, and after that we have to leave the country for three months. So there will be more wandering (and blogging) soon. But for now we have Koh Lipe, where our days are filled with riding boats, eating, swimming, reading, sitting and staring, learning and butchering the Thai language, and hanging out with the amazing friends we’ve made here.

We came here for one week and will stay for eight. We are more than a little smitten.

Fire Show Groupies

We’re not entirely sure how it happened, but it did. We’ve become fire show groupies. Like, “dude, that second set tonight was killer” groupies. After two weeks on Lipe’s Sunrise Beach, we decided we wanted a change of delightful scenery, so we moved from our beachfront bungalow there to an almost-beachfront...

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A Traveler’s Dilemma

There is a real problem with trash here. Koh Lipe is one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen, and the contrast of tranquil aquamarine waters lapping at discarded beer cans and the occasional shard of broken glass is striking. In the main village, well out of the...

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Run for the Border

If you do much backpacking in Southeast Asia, you'll often hear--sometimes in hushed tones--people talk about making border runs. No, it's not a reference to a certain Mexican fast-food advertising campaign (though, Jess M wouldn't let me call this post "Make a Run for the Border"). Rather, we're talking about...

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Ok. We hate this bathroom.

Last night I snuck outside during a break in the rain to go to the bathroom, only to find this guy on the wall next to the toilet. A full 8 inches of pure disgusting between me and dropping my pants. It's a strange instinct of human survival that screams...

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When the dream bathroom isn’t so dreamy.

The thing about the perfect open air bathroom is that when it rains Wrath of God Rain for four days, the experience becomes slightly less about the romantic moonlit shower, and a lot more like sitting outside peeing in the pouring rain. We feel like a lack of roof over...

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Force of Nature

We're really not religious people. But, we've had to admit that the amazing, awe inspiring natural beauty we've encountered so far on this trip creates more than a little suspicion about the existence of the divine. And the wrath. Here are some of the storms we've seen roll in since...

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