a stream consisting of a series of channels that wander, branch, and reconnect, creates a braided pattern, known as anastamosis

bus rules

May 20, 2013
by Erin

The Overnight Bus–Working on Your Night Moves

Most serious travelers are familiar with the joys and pains of the overnight bus.  Each country has its own style of bus, some more comfortable than others, each having their pros and cons–mostly cons.  Here is what you can expect … Continue reading

February 1, 2013
by Erin
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First Friday Photo Gallery: Signs, Signs, Everywhere the Signs

This month I’ve decided to photoessay with some pictures I’ve got stored up of signs.  Over the past year and a half that I’ve been in Asia, I’ve encountered some pretty squiggly alphabets.  Here are the best of them that … Continue reading

high camp at dawn

December 21, 2012
by Erin

Where did you sleep last night?

One of the most exciting things about travelling is not knowing where you’re going to sleep at night.  When you’re on the road, everything you need fits in your pack.  If you’re super prepared (unlike me) you may even carry … Continue reading

Nong Khiaw Sunset

July 31, 2012
by Erin

Switchbacks, Waterfalls and Rainbows: July Roadtrip, Part 2

Crossing the Lao border was thankfully uneventful. We slipped the border police a twenty dollar bill so that he would look the other way when we rode our uninsured Vietnamese motorcycles over the border.  No problem.  After that it was … Continue reading

Unintentional Homestay

July 28, 2012
by Erin
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Experience de la Jungle: July Roadtrip, Part 1

So, my English teaching contracts have ended, my parents came for a visit and left again, and I’ve convinced myself that it’s time for a big trip.  Laos.  And I don’t want to do Laos as a city-hopping, overnight-bus-sleeping, Lao-beer-drinking … Continue reading