THAILAND ISLANDS:  KO LANTA AND PHUKET

THAILAND ISLANDS: KO LANTA AND PHUKET

Hop onto a crowded ferry with us for about four hours, and land in paradise on the island of Ko Lanta. A laid-back place to chill that’s secluded from the crowds. The ocean view from our porch makes it hard to pull ourselves away to explore the rest of the island. So,...

THAILAND: FROM BANGKOK TO AO NANG BEACH

The 100,000-plus political demonstrators in Bangkok greet us with smiles, handshakes and cell phone photo requests. As far as we can surmise, the urban middle-class believe that the prime minister is corrupt and should resign. The rural majority support the current...

NEPAL: PLAYING IN POKHARA

Each morning we walk along Lake Phewa in Pokhara, perhaps the only place we found in Asia, since Mongolia, where you can walk and almost be alone. Only once did we get mobbed, by a large group of tourists from India. “Let me take photo!” We don’t understand at first....

NEPAL: WHATCHA GONNA DO IN KATHMANDU?

Our plane stops on the runway in Kathmandu, while water pours from the sky and over the windows as if we are in a submarine. Already, we love Nepal. After three tries at visa applications in the airport, the immigration staff laugh with us. How often does that happen?...