Category: Blog

By , August 13, 2015 2:38 am

The word electronics can roughly be translated into the Bhutanese language of Sharshopka as either ‘pohk pah’ – meaning broken – or ‘poht baela’ – meaning will break easily. Meet our latest casualty, the one month old 1100 watt purple hairdryer. As you can expect, it follows a long tradition of electronics that have met their demise at our house in Bhutan over the past year and a half. The &#91read more]

By , January 18, 2014 9:30 am

Just like that, we are back on the road again… picking up right where we left off.  Literally.  Bangkok was the final city of our RTW tour that ended in March 2013.  Since then, we’ve spent a lot of time working in and touring our own country.  Now we find ourselves back in BKK.  We had full intentions of telling the rest of our RTW tales and keeping up with &#91read more]

By , July 9, 2013 7:39 pm

OK, I’ll admit it.  We’ve been slacking.  Big time.  On the blog, I mean.  We’ve been home for 3 months now and we’re still finishing up posts about Cambodia and Thailand.  We’re lucky to get in one post a week!  But you know all that. Sorry to all our loyal fans out there (all five of you), but we’ve been busy.  As soon as we were settled in, I was &#91read more]

By , April 11, 2013 4:08 pm

Surprise! We’re home!  Not in Bulgaria, silly… in Saskamoose-a-bush, Canada, the land of ice and snow. Okay, maybe you’ve already been surprised. Probably because we’ve already been home for three weeks as any astute Facebook follower would know. If you didn’t know, don’t feel bad. It just means we get to surprise you now. Surprise! How long are you home for? Ah, right to it. The first question everyone asks. We’re &#91read more]

By , March 11, 2013 11:40 am

I’m going to let you in on a dirty little secret. Ready for it? OK…. most travellers don’t like to travel. There, I said it. “What?!?!?” you’re thinking, “how can that be so? How can a traveller hate travelling?” Now first of all, I didn’t say “hate,” I said “don’t like.” Don’t put words in my mouth. There’s a difference. Second of all, it’s the truth. Most travellers I know &#91read more]

By , November 12, 2012 12:14 pm

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posts to bring you this important update: Ashley and I are embarking on another epic walk. This time we’ll be walking 509km along the Lycian Way. A coastal trail in Southern Central Turkey between the cities of Fethiye and Antalya. View Lykian Way in a larger map We’ll be carrying sleeping bags and a tent. We’ll also be leaving the laptops behind, so expect us &#91read more]

By , October 30, 2012 1:03 pm

We are back from the dead!  After an unprecedented 28 days of internet silence, we’ve gained the strength to bring you this update… Our return to the tech-laden “real” world has come with the surprise announcement that Mike’s sister was happily married while we were hiding from the sun.  While big events at home always bring on a bout of homesickness, we can take solace in the fact that she &#91read more]