This final installment in our serial short film takes us on a rather hallucinatory journey through the final temple. Immortalized by the Tomb Raider films, Ta Prohm is an atmospheric, tumble-down wonder that can only be reached via a half-mile pathway through thick jungle. Stax wanted to get across our total exhaustion, with sweltering 100 […]Read More Ta Prohm (3 Temples, Part III)
The background. There’s an epic dog down in San Diego named Scout. And he belongs to one of our Kickstarter supporters. And since this Kickstarter backer adopted Scout and doesn’t really know his back story, the Misadventurists did several seconds of Google searching before unceremoniously giving up and supplying their own back story for Scout […]Read More The First Kickstarter Song – “The Lucky Dog”
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
Beej thought that the spoiled temple cats of Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, were even more interesting than the temple itself (let’s face it, sometimes what he finds interesting boggles the mind), so here’s a little vid he shot and edited of them lazing around and spying on the visitors.Read More Phnom Penh, Cambodia: The Cats of Wat Phnom
Continued from the last post Now, there’s nothing to do but try to retrace my route from last night. The neighborhood appear to be stirring even at this early hour, but still I feel bad about the motorbike noise. I buzz through a narrow gap between two concrete slabs – probably not more than a […]Read More Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Getting to the Wedding Part III!
by Beej We race through the steadily brightening pre-dawn of Phnom Penh on our rented scooter, en route to a meeting with our translator and all-around guardian angel, Seiha Kong. Most of the mainly one and two story buildings of the city still huddle in darkness, though a few auto shop lights are winking on […]Read More Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Getting to the Wedding, Part II
Fellow Misadventurists: This entry was originally posted on Stax’ blog, gypsytrampthief.wordpress.com. There were once two hill tribes that lived uncomfortably close at the foot of a mountain. They were called the Lach and the Chil and they hated each other. A lot. It seems that in general, they were pretty good at maintaining a safe […]Read More Dalat, Vietnam: K’Lang and Ho-Biang: Shining Bright Like Diamonds
Scenes from the hike along the gorge below Datanla Falls, south of Dalat City, Vietnam.Read More DALAT, VIETNAM: Weirdness at Datanla Falls, Part II
We are driving our motorbike at sunset along a winding road atop a high mountain pass. Far below lies a landscape of intensely green rice paddies, dark turned earth, sprawling coffee plantations, forest glades, and copses of fruit trees. A panorama of the Central Vietnam highlands spreads magnificently out over the lip of the road. […]Read More Dalat, Vietnam: A lotta Dalat
Fellow Misadventurists! Greetings from Da Lat, Vietnam. Why are we in Da Lat, an eight hour bus ride up into the mountains, so soon after arriving in Saigon? To quote Senor Inigo Montoya, let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. After our long flight from Hong Kong to Manila; the […]Read More Saigon to Da Lat, Vietnam!