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Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong

  Taken at Hong Kong airport immigration, the sign identifies a lane only for "domestic helpers." In Hong Kong “domestic helpers”, as they’re called, make up 3% of the population. Over 90% are from Indonesia or The Philippines.  As I understand it from friends who live in Hong Kong, these workers live with their employers and perform jobs like child-minding, cooking and cleaning. Hong Kong apartments are small, even... Read More

Brendan Arrives in Cambodia

We were happy to speed through Southern Laos with 15 hour bus rides to make it to Siem Reap, Cambodia in time to mark our 100th day of traveling, but mostly to meet our friend Brendan. He’s taking a whirlwind two-week tour from Washington, DC through Siem Reap, Cambodia, Hanoi, Vietnam and Tokyo, Japan. We were thrilled he chose to join us for four days of his travels to explore the awesome Angkor Wat. We surprised him by meeting him at the... Read More

Like The Depths of Moria

We traveled through southern Laos faster than we’d planned so we could meet up with our friend Brendan, whose visiting from D.C. for a few days. But on our way to Siem Reap, Cambodia we did break up the trip a couple of times. One overnight stop was in the village of Kung Lo to see their cave. Yes, that’s right, their cave. A small river cut the cave that’s about 4 miles (7km) long under mountains of solid slate. We took a... Read More

Pringles

Some new flavors I haven’t seen before. Mmm?  Read More

Rock Salt

That’s some serious rock salt. I wonder how much Whole Foods would charge for one of those boulders.  Read More

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