Chris on April 25th, 2009

The sun pounded down on us as we cruised down countless rice paddies. At this point in our journey to the ancient Dragon’s Bridge we were helplessly lost. Our salvation soon came in the form of a local woman who would lead the way. But, I’ll get back to that later…. We decided to stay [...]

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Jodi on April 22nd, 2009

After collecting our Russian visas, we headed straight for the Chinese border. I have to admit that around the three-month travel mark, I get real tired of traveling. Chris gets to listen to me on a daily basis say I’m ready to go home. It’s around that three month mark that I need a little [...]

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Jodi on April 19th, 2009

Before starting our trip, we knew visas for Vietnam, China, and Russia could pose problems for us because we needed to apply for them abroad, and each of them “officially” stated travelers needed to apply from their home countries. At the time, I likened it to Michael Phelps winning his gold medals—nearly impossible but a [...]

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Chris on April 14th, 2009

Jodi has this thing with massages; she loves them but will only get a massage if someone she knows, i.e. me, is right along side going through the same experience. Personally I can take ‘em or leave them. They are usually more painful than relaxing, and the money spent really isn’t worth the cost. At [...]

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Jodi on April 12th, 2009

      Arriving in Chiang Mai, it’s pretty tough to miss all the advertisements for elephant parks. Tourist agencies sell all sorts of tours to different parks where you can partake in elephant shows, rides, and mahout training. Heck, you can even buy elephant art. Like most people, we didn’t have an understanding about [...]

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