What A $25 Hotel Looks Like in Vietnam

Traveling for a year means a lot of planning, a lot of fun, but also living on a budget. Sometimes budgets are meant to be ignored (like all rules, right?) but you still need to have a budget to know when you’re going astray. Otherwise the trip might need to end too early when the green runs out! Hotels so far take up roughly 20% of our budget. We’ve stayed in a range of hotels from $3 a night in Banaue, Philippines at our cheapest (which... Read More

Kep: A Vacation From Our Vacation

In Kep we got out and about a bit more than we did in Kampot. But only a bit more. Kep is a weird little town with not much to offer but fresh blue crab and a lovely place to relax. It’s located on the ocean, with stunning sunsets, and was founded by French colonialists sometime in the early 1900’s as a fashionable sea-side hang out. After independence, wealthy Cambodians continued the tradition. However, the flashy and flaunting ways... Read More

Mango Trees in Kampot

There’s lots of idyllic places where travelers get waylaid because it’s too perfect to go on. Kampot and Kep were like that for Josh and I and we spent far longer than we planned. It rained most of the time we were in Kampot so we didn’t explore the way we normally do but that turned out to be just fine with us. We don’t often do hotel or restaurant reviews on the blog but perhaps that should change… Our riverside bungalow. In... Read More

A Sign

We saw this notice posted outside of our hotel. The picture’s crooked because the guard didn’t want us to take a picture and I ha to sneak it. Apparently, posting the sign is a city requirement/punishment. It reads “Warning: this building/structure is a fire hazard”  Read More