Jodi on April 11th, 2009

And the winner is…..the Sony A700. We are incredibly grateful for everyone’s input and advice. We were at the edge ready to make the leap to Canon or Nikon, but couldn’t do it just yet. I’ve grown too attached to my nifty fifty (Minolta 50mm F1.4) and adored twenty four (Minolta 24mm F2.8). Plus, it [...]

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Jodi on April 8th, 2009

We’re taking a slight intermission from our usual broadcast. My Minolta SLR camera (yes, I know totally old school) decided to die on me a few days ago. We’re currently in Hong Kong, the mecca of all things electronic, and I’ve decided to hit the pavement for a new camera. So, here’s the question, what’s [...]

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Jodi on April 7th, 2009

After obtaining our Chinese visas in Vientiane, Laos, we headed straight for Chiang Mai, Thailand. After nearly 24 hours of bus travel, we arrived blurry-eyed but excited to be in the city we’d heard so much about from fellow travelers. We spent a week in Chiang Mai exploring the sights and enjoying its great cuisine [...]

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Chris on April 5th, 2009

Upon arriving in Vientiane we had one goal in mind, obtaining our visa for China. We initially planned to get our Chinese visa along with our Russian visa in Hong Kong. But upon further research, we realized that Hong Kong was REALLY expensive. Waiting four days for our Chinese visa plus six days for our [...]

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Jodi on April 1st, 2009

Vang Vieng. This was the hardest post to write to date. In no other place have we felt more conflicted about our presence than Vang Vieng. Set against the Nam Song River and surrounded by limestone karsts, it’s easy to understand its popularity. What’s harder to understand is how this town transformed itself from a [...]

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