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Happy Yardi Gras, Y’all

Yes, yes, I know that Mardi Gras is done, dusted, and over for the year. But, just like Christmas decorations stay up after Christmas day, the Yardi Gras spirit continues for just a little while longer.

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Happy Mardi Gras, Y’All

So when the powers that be decreed that Mardi Gras 2020 was cancelled, residents of New Orleans didn’t cry or scream or pout or sulk. OK, fine, I’m pretty sure they actually did do all of those things. But then, … Continue reading

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Songkran in Ao Nang

Happy New Year!  What, you didn’t know it was New Year?  Well, it recently was in Thailand, at least for the Buddhists, and it is now year 2562 over here.  Songkran or Thai New Year ushers in the rainy season.  … Continue reading

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Hoi An Lantern Festival

Fair warning….this is going to be a Debbie Downer post… So, one of the many things Hoi An is famous for is the Lantern Festival held on each full moon.  We were so excited (ok, I was so excited and … Continue reading

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Festival of Light (Lai Heua Fai) in Luang Prabang

One thing we are absolutely awful about is planning our travel around festivals.  If we were smarter, we would be tracking festivals in the region and making sure we saw the fun ones (can’t believe we’ve never experienced Songkran in … Continue reading

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A bad time to be a pig in Bali

After doing nothing but sitting on our butts sunbathing for the last week, we decided it was time to book a tour and actually do something.  So, we booked a driver to take us on a 10 hour tour of … Continue reading

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Our epic road trip

So…a few months ago a friend of ours suggested we journey down to New Orleans to see him march in the Irish Channel parade on St. Patrick’s day.  We are always up for a trip to New Orleans so, of … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras!

Hey, look, we are back! Sadly, no, we have not decided to chuck it all and start PigFish Round 2. But we did spend an entire week in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras before I go back to work. … Continue reading

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Christmas in Bangkok

Christmas isn’t a big deal in Thailand, where the vast majority of the population is Buddhist.  That said, Thai’s do like a good party and Christmas is a good excuse for some crazy decorations, especially at malls and hotels.  Here … Continue reading

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Wandering through Macau

Macau is strange.  I really don’t know how else to put it.  We didn’t hate it, but we didn’t really love it either.  In short, there seemed to be very little to do besides eat.  Don’t get me wrong, we … Continue reading

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