BRAND NEW VIDEO: Hanoi to Cat Ba Island! We travel by bus, boat and motorcycle through the wild karst mountains of this beautiful island on the southern shore of the famous Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Here’s the result.Read More VIDEO: Hanoi to Cat Ba Island!
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
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
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)
Hi Misadventurists – time for Part III of our serialized short, “Three Temples”! This episode takes you through Bayon, the one-time center of Angkor Thom – and otherwise known as the Temple of Faces (you’ll soon see why…) Shot by Stax and Beej. Edited by Stax. Narrated by Beej.Read More Bayon (3 Temples, Part II)
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
Phnom Sampeau summit. To the south lay the remote Cardamom range, to the north Tiger Peak, and farther still the distant Thai border. Tigers reportedly still roam this border, but you’re much more likely to catch malaria than a swipe from a cat’s paw there. Below our feet are massive caverns that practically hollow out […]Read More Video Postcard: Summit of Phnom Sampeau
We said goodbye to Battambang at the crack of dawn. We had to catch a tuk tuk to the bus station and our reserved seats for Siem Reap. We bid adieu to our gracious host Jen and a couple of cooks that were up at this hour and hurried to make the departure time our […]Read More To Siem Reap, Part I: A Very Long Ride
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?