Category Unique experiences

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere

It seems to me that everyone in the developing world is an entrepreneur. Even in the US and Europe, working for an employer in a corporation is a relatively new invention, and most people in SE Asia and Africa, with the exception of desk jockeys (and even then we still met lots of those who […]

A Glimpse of Medical Tourism in Vietnam

KC and I have managed to stay healthy (knock on wood) these past 2+ years, but we’ve needed to see a few doctors along the way: a yellow fever shot required to get in and out of Zambia; a crown to replace an old filling… that sort of thing. KC had an old hernia injury […]

The Anti-Chaos Caped Crusader

What happens when KC is cut loose from Bobbi?……Well, it seems the “travel fates” got wind of our temporary separation and threw a little chaos my way. Is it just me? Perhaps Bobbi is, in fact, an anti-chaos caped crusader who keeps craziness at bay to ensure smooth travel. Her superpowers had worked up to […]

Sounds of This Place: Cambodia Elephant Sanctuary

Here’s a companion piece to KC’s journal entry last week chronicling our time at the elephant sanctuary in Cambodia. As always, head/earphones give the best experience, especially if you want to hear the monkeys. 0:00 A wild goose chase 0:23 Cutting sugarcane in the fields with a machete 0:34 Chitchat in the outdoor kitchen 1:03 […]

How to Buy Saline in Seoul And Other Reflections After Two Years on the Road

I write this on the 2nd anniversary of our departure from Oregon. This post is for our friends Linda W and Randy S, who encouraged us to write about the differences in life beyond the experiences we would have called “normal” two years ago; this anniversary is a good time, then, to think back on […]