While taking the slow boat from Luang Prabang to Thailand, we found ourselves in a town called Pak Beng, a resting point for Mekong travelers and transfer point for Asian opium traffickers. It is by no means a cozy or cultural place to stay, however the local tourism industry has built itself up around travelers […]
This week’s edition of Hmm…How About That comes in a video form. We were recently in Kuala Lumpur, and stayed at a great guesthouse in Chinatown. The room looked really nice for a “budget accommodation”, but the best part was the view. Press play to see what we’re talking about!
Travelers looking to cross one of the many borders in Southeast Asia (specifically, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and parts of Thailand) will be met with one of the most confounding yet simple cash grabs on the face of the planet; the stamping fee. After you’ve paid for your transportation to the bus stop, paid for your […]
In Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), we had heard about the “Seeing Hands Massage” clinic from our guidebook. It was described as having ‘muscle melting’ massages from trained masseuses who were visually impaired. Now, I should say that I do not like the idea of just any old Joe touching me. I am not a […]
Who would have thought that two individually dangerous things would create such a wonderfully useful device when put together? I mean bums are (often) dirty and smelly, and guns kill people. But the bum gun kills dirty smelly bums. I know, this still doesn’t sound very pleasant, but bear with me on this one.