Fellow Misadventurists, We’re taking a short break from project updates to share a video that Beej put together from our three day layover in Oslo, Norway! By night we stayed with a great Norwegian/British couple, Per Kristian and Clare, in their flat in Oslo’s northwest district. By day, we made the most of the city’s […]Read More VIDEO – 2 Days in Oslo, Norway
We arrive finally in Maramures County and are immediately plied with food and strong drink. What are they trying to do, kill us?Read More Breb, Romania: Welcome to Maramureş
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 Stax Beej and I are sometimes so intent on not following the beaten path that we do things like visit major tourist attractions at night when everything we would want to see is already closed. Then instead of sleeping in regular places like “beds,” we opt for open-air train station benches, covering ourselves with […]Read More Quiz: Where in the World are the Misadventurists?
by Beej McKay The 23/9 Park across from Pham Ngu Lao street in Saigon’s backpacker district is swarming with activity from 6 am on. This being a large Vietnamese city where authority is centralized, most of the activity is pretty tightly regulated. The first day we’re there, dozens of organized groups are kicking the shuttlecock […]Read More Saigon/HCMC Vietnam: Pham Ngu Lao-cious
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
If you find yourself in DaLat and awash in cash, you can book a motorcycle trip with one of the “Easy Rider” tours that leave from the center of town and visit such places as a mountain lake populated by tribes of elephants, silkworm farms, and other far-flung locales around the highlands.. But if you […]Read More DALAT, VIETNAM: Weirdness at Datanla Falls
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!
And I never saw Beej again. Just kidding. I’m sitting at Highlands Coffee (a major chain in Vietnam), taking big gulps of my Vietnamese style iced coffee (syrupy and strong coffee, sweetened, and then sweetened some more with sweetened condensed milk). The big gulps serve two purposes. One, I’m thirsty and it’s freaking hot out […]Read More Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Welcome to HCMC Part 2