After three and a half years of being in Asia, I am back on U.S. soil! Here is a recap of the past six months of full-time travel in India and Southeast Asia. What's next?
I've been recording one-second video clips every day since 2014. This has been a great way to preserve those memories from all of our travels. I highly recommend the 1 Second Everyday app to do the same! You will enjoy looking back at those videos. There is something beautiful to capture every single day, no … Continue reading One Second Every Day – September-March 2016 – India and Southeast Asia
Volunteering in exchange for accommodation is an excellent way to have a meaningful experience while keeping travel costs low. Using Helpx.net, we tried seeking volunteer opportunities all around Southeast Asia, but only had luck in Thailand. For a little over a week, we helped on an organic farm and stayed for free at Faasai Resort & Spa, a peaceful eco-resort located a few hundred meters away from Kung Wiman Beach in Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Some tips on budget accommodation ($5-8 USD for a private room). To book ahead or not?
After a month in northern Thailand, our 30-day tourist visa was up and we had to skadoodle on to the next country, Laos. In this post, I'll give details and advice about border crossing from northern Thailand to Huay Xai, Laos. This was the first time I entered a new country by land! In the … Continue reading Border Crossing – Thailand to Huay Xai, Laos
After a week in Pai, we weren't quite ready to leave. Alas, our visas were about to expire, so we trekked on to Chiang Rai for two nights before hopping over to Laos. We usually like to stay in places for several days, so I regret not spending enough time in Chiang Rai. So if … Continue reading A Day in Chiang Rai
In Pai, Thailand, I attended a few meditation classes. One class was at The Good Life, a relaxed restaurant serving homemade kombucha, kefir, decent food, and various kinds of tea. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, there is a free meditation class at 11am. I went twice and the same man led the session. Stan Kipkin, … Continue reading Letting Go of Thoughts – Meditation