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January 2013


Bamboo: Nature’s Multitool

Somewhere in my research I stumbled upon a sustainable organic farm that offered accommodation and occasional courses in relevant subjects. To complete our Pai experience Erik and I signed up for the weekly Bamboo Material Course towards the end of our stay. We were picked up in the center of …


Post of Pai

Pai is a popular northern resort town that attracts Thais from all over the country, especially during holiday periods which we had just missed. As a result the half mile wide village is primarily made up of guesthouses, restaurants and bars. Each night a smaller version of the walking street …


Bo Sang Umbrella Festival

After Erik and I learned that we would just be missing the annual Flower Festival in Chiang Mai, we went on a hunt to make sure we didn’t make the same mistake again. Our research uncovered a small local celebration in a nearby village.The Bo Sang Umbrella Festival is held each year …


The Things They Carried

So, how does one pack for a year long trip around the world?  It involves a lot of weeding.  Annoyingly, we planned …



This is what we hear blaring from pickup truck mounted speakers several times a day as we wander the sois (alleys) around …


Street Vending at its Best

Some of the greatest things about pretty much any city outside of the US are the markets. What a concept to be …