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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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Four days in Hong Kong

If I’m entirely honest, we didn’t care for Hong Kong at first.  We were jet-lagged and grumpy and fighting like cats and dogs and it seemed like just another big city.

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Final thoughts on Colombia (2015)

Tomorrow morning, bright and early, we head on a multi-day trip to Hong Kong, involving layovers in both Chicago and San Francisco.  So…you know what that means…it is time for final thoughts on Colombia:

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