Phi Phi (pronounced pee-pee) is a small island off Thailand’s southern coast and is known best for its all night beach parties after Leo made one of its beaches famous after filming the aptly named film, The Beach. The island itself is so small that the roads are not big enough for cars or motorbikes … More Getting Freaky in Koh Phi Phi
To get from Langkawi to Koh Lanta, our first southern Thailand island stop, it took five tickets, two stickers (the best way for a tour/transportation company to identify you), one border crossing, one taxi, one ferry, two mini-buses, one truck tuk-tuk and over 10 hours of traveling. But we saved about $100 US doing so. … More Fancy Pants in Koh Lanta
It turns out that if you sit near a gutter and drink enough beer, you wake up covered in mosquito bites. When we left George Town, bound for Langkawi, an archipelago of 104 island in northern Malaysia, known for its Duty Free status since 1987 (our birth year), we counted over 50 mosquito bites (or … More Wowee – 48 hours in Langkawi
As mentioned before, most buses make many non-scheduled stops along the route but usually our stop is the last. The bus journey down the mountain from Cameron Highlands was no different. We dropped off packages, people and maybe an animal along the way. We tend to get pretty settled in on these long journeys as … More Bang, Bang – Penang!
Since we started our travels, we made many “friends” along the way and some of them we ran into on different parts of our journey. Lonely Planet might call it the “backpacker trail”, others might call it luck or perhaps there is only so many tourist attractions in each city and place you visit on … More Cooling Off in Cameron Highlands
The next step on our trip north was a brief stop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s metropolis. Before coming to Kuala Lumpur, the only thing we familiar with was its twin skyscrapers, Petronas Towers. What we soon learned to find out was that there was a lot more to KL than tall buildings. Our bus dropped … More Confused in Kuala Lumpur
After the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s thriving streets, we were looking forward to slowing down a bit so we headed to Melaka (who’s slogan, posted on big signs across the city, is don’t mess with Melaka), a quick four hour bus ride from the city towards Kuala Lumpur. At the bus station we quickly … More Don’t Mess with Melaka.
After a pleasant 17 hour journey on the Dreamliner, we landed in Singapore to find ourselves in a beautiful, clean and lush airport (the airport had everything from water features to tropical foliage and not to mention a Victoria Secret, just in case you needed to do any last minute lingerie buying before flying … More Singapore – a clean “happy happy” platform with many rules
The day before our trip, we celebrated by doing the most American thing we could think of – going to Disneyland. Jen, Nick, Taylor, Louise, me & Ross – the beginning of a 12 hour adventure at the ‘happiest place on earth’! Our beatiful friends, Nick and Jen (who who works at Disney) set us … More Our first ticket – wasn’t standby.
After planning our trip for the last year, it was finally time to quit our jobs, drive 430 miles to move Natalie’s stuff to a SoCal storage unit and prep for the trip. Ross in our 10×10 storage unit with Nat’s entire apartment and life. The next step in planning the trip was to get … More GET READY, CAUSE HERE WE COME!