Tag Archive: Asia

A Postcard from Cambodia

I got this in the mail the other day: “An elderly Cambodian woman puffs locally grown tobacco.”  This is what the back says:   Smithy, How’s Boulder? Cambodia and Vietnam are HOT! but… Continue reading

If you have 18 hours in: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

– spend 2 hours running after your friend (literally running, dodging and weaving through crowds of late-night shopping families and groups of Malaysian adolescents, and belatedly hoping that no one thinks you’re a… Continue reading

A quick whine about toilets in Asia

I miss toilets. After 8 weeks of travel, I’m homesick for toilets. Nice ones, where the seat is attached (and stays attached for the duration of use), and ones that have seats. Ones… Continue reading

Lauren’s kayaking adventure in Thailand

I suppose the title is misleading, in a way. You’re probably now expecting some epic adventure account, a multi-day saga with pirates, no food, native Thai people and language barriers, some sort of… Continue reading

What I’ve been up to : or, Singapore, Borneo, and Nepal

I seem to be a bit behind in blog updates, my apologies. I’ve been a little busy. Here’s the very (very very) brief version. I promise more details and pictures as soon as… Continue reading

Da Lat to Nha Trang, Vietnam

Vietnam is a fertile rock upon which I think just about anything could grow. We are on a twisty mountain road from the mountain town of Da Lat, heading back to Nha Trang.… Continue reading

A Night In Hue, Vietnam

We went for dinner at a fancy vegetarian restaurant by the river, set back enough that we couldn’t actually see the water. We sat outdoors, as everything in Vietnam is open air. All… Continue reading

Back in Hanoi

Hey Mom and Dad! Pooja and I got in to Hanoi via the overnight train about 2hrs ago. Right now we’re sitting in the lobby of the hostel waiting for our room to… Continue reading

First impressions of Vietnam

Currently, I am occupying space in the city of Nha Trang, Vietnam, in the apartment of my friend Max. His apartment is a couple blocks from the beach, which looks exactly like how… Continue reading