Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

250k Kitecamp Bamboo Private Island

250k Kitecamp Bamboo Private Island

I peered over the banca and watched the bamboo poles slice through the turquoise blue water. I had never seen boats like this in my previous journeys through Southeast Asia, these unique outriggers are native to the Philippines. Constructed with boom expansions attached to hollow bamboo poles for extra stability as they motor through choppy water. I was […]

Kite Babes in Palawan

Kite Babes in Palawan

Missing the wind and desiring a tropical paradise where we could kite in bikinis, five kite babes fled California winter to explore the gorgeous Palawan islands in the Philippines. I packed my new bikinis I bought from a small boutique I stumbled upon in the Mission District in San Francisco. How was it possible that there was […]

To save a buck

To save a buck

When I backpacked through SE Asia in 2008, I didn’t always take the cheapest route. I guess you could have called me a “flashpacker” as it was common for me to pay a few extra bucks for added comforts like and air conditioned room. But times have changed and these days I am always looking […]

Relaxing Buddha

Relaxing Buddha

Reclining Buddha in Bangkok

GBF: Kite Crasher

GBF: Kite Crasher

After learning the basics of kitesurfing in Lancelin, I decided to follow my Swiss friend’s Kite Trail to Thailand and practice kiting in a new location. We spent three weeks in  Hua Hin kiting when the wind was good and exploring the surrounding areas by motorbike on the not so windy days. Because I had already […]

Wind Dragon – Hua Hin, Thailand

Wind Dragon – Hua Hin, Thailand

Hua Hin is a beach resort town located 200 kilometers south of Bangkok that is associated with Thai Royalty. We visited the city because of it’s windy shores … To see more photos of Hua Hin CLICK HERE.

Slinging it in Singapore!

Slinging it in Singapore!

Nicole and I took a bus from Melaka, Malaysia to Singapore. The bus ride took four hours and cost only $15. It is quite shocking to see how immaculate Singapore is right in the middle of Southeast Asia! It is modern, clean, organized and has the ultra-efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train system that can […]

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

The city of Siem Reap serves as the gateway to the temple ruins of the Angkorian-era Khmer Empire. The Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins. We stayed three nights in town of Siem Reap which we found to be very touristy and felt extremely Westernized. Angkor has come to refer to the capital […]

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