USA: Seattle and the Southwest

We’ve reached the point in our trip where things are palpably winding down. We no longer have plans to visit several new countries in the next week or so. We’ve spent nearly the last month relaxing in various parts of the US, catching up with Ian’s family and handling plans of upcoming grandeur (like our … More USA: Seattle and the Southwest


Hanoi Hanoi is a city that’s absolutely teeming with life. It was evident as soon as we began to make our way from the airport. By the time we finally made it to the old quarter, there was hardly an inch to walk where there was not another person, scooter, cat, dog, rat, or small … More Vietnam


Kawthaung Myanmar was immediately and starkly different from the Thailand that we had just arrived from. There were Buddhist temples lining the jungle-covered hills surrounding the town of Kawthaung, itself a bustling port on the muddy shores of the Kraburi river. We made our way down the narrow alleyways, past food carts and open store … More Myanmar