Hmm…How About That?! Border Stamping Fees in Southeast Asia

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 […]

Hmm…How About That?! Seeing Hands Massage

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 […]

Hmm…How About That?! Bum Guns

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.