WE PULL into Hoi An, Vietnam at around 6:30 am, jittery, exhausted, and frankly relieved to be alive. The 12 hours previous to our arrival have been a nightmarish, non-stop, seeming suicide attempt by an overnight bus driver who insisted on barreling around 25km/hr corners next to 500m sheer cliffs at twice the speed limit, […]Read More History (and Heat) in Hoi An
Hanoi is a city of nearly 7 million people, but it still feels like a village. Of all the cities we have visited in Vietnam, Hanoi surprised us the most with its charm and laid-back vibe. We spent the most time in the Hang Ma neighborhood, just north of Hoan Kiem lake -where, legend has […]Read More Hanoi Living
One of the highlights of any trip to Vietnam is the trip up the Central Coast from Mui Ne to Nha Trang. While there are several tourist attractions along this route, the biggest draw is simply the chance to be out in the natural beauty of this coastline. A storm had just passed through when […]Read More PHOTO/VIDEO ESSAY: Sunset at Cam Ranh, Vietnam
Here’s another Video Snapshot for our beautiful followers. Bokor Mountain Hill Station in Kampot province, Cambodia, was built by the colonial French as a resort for their brass at the top of a 3,200 ft peak in the Elephant Mountains. In the next decades various occupiers used the run-down shell as a strategic outpost to spy […]Read More PHOTO/VIDEO ESSAY: Motoring Bokor NP, Cambodia
Continued from Siem Reap: A Very Long Ride After our long journey by bus and tuk tuk, we find ourselves at the Happy Guesthouse, at the end of Street 20 in Siem Reap. Tons of other hostels and guesthouses surround it buty they don’t diminish its secluded and serene atmosphere: a yellow cement three-story structure […]Read More Siem Reap: Happy at the Happy Guesthouse
Story by BEEJ. Photos by STAX. Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu pushed through construction of the Transfagarasan Highway in 1970. By all accounts the construction was hellishly difficult and brutal. Legend said he was spooked by the Soviet invasion of the former Czechoslovakia and wanted to build a military route to head off any similar invasion by […]Read More Taking on the Transfagarasan Highway: Transylvania, Romania
Hey everyone! In honor of our successful Kickstarter campaign for our webseries, I Do: A Wedding of Cultures, we’re running our first-ever contest for new followers on Instagram, plus a Geo-Quiz every day for those who want to play. For the next 2+ weeks (August 9 – 25), we’re holding a #NWRoadTrip Instagram Contest.. We’re posting […]Read More #NWRoadTrip Instagram Contest and Geo-Quiz!
Ek Phnom Temple The ancient ruins of Ek Phnom Temple are quiet most days of the week. Monks peek curiously out of their bare wooden stilt houses at travelers. Dogs sleep in the sun, leaves rustle and families from surrounding villages picnic upon giant blocks of weathered and chiseled sandstone. It is an impressive, but […]Read More PHOTO ESSAY: Ek Phnom Temple or Can I get a wat?
Ivana and Gianni, from the great digital nomad travel website Nomad is Beautful , interviewed us about our travels, our web series project and everything under the sun for their series Love on the Road ! We were thrilled to be featured and show off some of our photography, and Ivana’s questions were really thoughtful. […]Read More Read Our “Nomad is Beautiful” Interview!
BY BEEJ The time came for us of course to leave the town of Battambang. It was a reluctant good-bye: a place we had gone on a total whim to investigate a possible segment for our Web series became one of our fondest memories of Southeast Asia and a must-return destination. The town and surrounding […]Read More Here Be Dragons: There be Great People