India and SE Asia

Read about our adventures in Qatar, Abu Dhabi, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and Myanmar!

Let’s go home - August 1st, 2016 - Currently: taxing to the gate at JFK!!!! July 29 – Aug 1 We arrived at the Yangon bus station at 5:30 and were at the airport by 6. We waited at a KFC with several other people who were flying to Bangkok on different flights. Our flight left at 12 and Emily’s got in at … Continue reading Let’s go home
- July 28th, 2016 - Currently: in our room in Bagan packing up and enjoying the air conditioning before we have to leave it. Again, internet sucks so no pictures. Wahhhh!  July 26 The bus got into Bagan super early in the morning and we were still in a daze when they dropped us at the bus station. We were … Continue reading
Lake town - July 28th, 2016 - Currently: 3:20pm. In our hotel room in Bagan relaxing in the air conditioning.  (Side note: wifi sucks so no pictures… Ugh) July 24 We arrived in Nyaung Shwe, which is the main town with access to Inle Lake, super early in the morning. The bus ride wasn’t as comfortable as we hoped, even though it’s … Continue reading Lake town
Myanmar… The last frontier - July 23rd, 2016 - Currently: back in the lobby relaxing in the air conditioning and waiting to take a taxi to the bus station for our 12 hour long bus ride to Inle Lake.  July 22 Woooof! This was a long day! We woke up wayyyyy to too early for our 7:15am flight to Yangon. Then waited in way … Continue reading Myanmar… The last frontier
One night in Bangkok - July 22nd, 2016 - Currently: in the “lobby” of our guesthouse in Yangon, Myanmar. I actually wrote most of this yesterday in Bangkok, but ran out of time to post it. Anywho… July 17-22 Koh Tao was lovely as always and we ended up not actually doing much of anything. We moved to a cheaper bungalow, then decided we … Continue reading One night in Bangkok
Turtle Island - July 16th, 2016 - I wrote this earlier while sitting on the beach people watching and trying to stay cool in the shade. It’s not as hot as India here (thank God!), but it’s about 90 with 100% humidity I think. Probably needless to stay, but I am very sweaty… All the time. And the ocean temp is in … Continue reading Turtle Island
Back to the land of smiles!!  - July 14th, 2016 - July 12. We took a bus, two trains, another bus and did some walking to get to the airport. Even after all that, we were still several hours too early. Emily’s flight left two before ours though and it made sense for us to all go together.  Unfortunately, we had left in a hurry that … Continue reading Back to the land of smiles!! 
Elephants and monkeys to Palm trees and sand - July 13th, 2016 - Currently: it’s 9:30pm in Koh Samui Thailand! It’s been a long 36 hours getting here, but we are excited to be back! More on that in the next post. July 10.  The alarm sounded at 5:20 and I don’t think any of us moved for another 10 minutes. It was way too early! Our jeep … Continue reading Elephants and monkeys to Palm trees and sand
Ellatown - July 12th, 2016 - Currently: It’s 7am and we’re in Malaysia! Just for a few hours on our way to Thailand. It’s just Ethan and I now, but more on that later. First, read about our crazy train ride to Ella!  July 8 cont’d.  We got our tickets for the train in second class, but we knew that wouldn’t … Continue reading Ellatown
Kandy to Nuwara Elija - July 11th, 2016 - July 7.  In the morning we packed up and left our bags with the front desk guy then headed out for breakfast and to see the only two things we wanted to see in Kandy. Breakfast was jam buns (which we hoped were filled with jam, but weren’t) and a sugar donut kinda thing. I … Continue reading Kandy to Nuwara Elija
Kandy Land - July 11th, 2016 - July 6.  Our flight left the Maldives pretty early so we requested an early breakfast then headed out in a light drizzle of rain to catch the bus. The hotel tried their best to get us to take their taxi, but it was $7/person for a 5 minute car ride. Not happening. The bus wasn’t … Continue reading Kandy Land
big ol’ blue - July 9th, 2016 -  July 3. In the morning, the clouds finally broke up and we could see (and feel) the sun. It was hot, but the ocean breeze was magical and made everything better. We had a big (well, Eth and Em did) breakfast of eggs, “sausage” aka hot dogs, smoothies, some weird tuna stuff and toast. I … Continue reading big ol’ blue
water world - July 8th, 2016 - Currently in Ella, Sri Lanka! It’s been a crazy few days and I’m way behind on this so bear with me! This post is about getting to Maafuahi in the Maldives… Not a simple task! Enjoy!  July 1 – 2. Our flight landed in Colombo, Sri Lanka sometime in the late evening, but our next … Continue reading water world
Bye Bye India!! - July 5th, 2016 - June 29 – July 1.  The morning of the 29th was rough. We had told Khan the day before that we wanted to go out of the city to Faridabad to meet Tara’s family. Apparently, he didn’t relay this information to the guy we were staying with or to another driver. As we were eating … Continue reading Bye Bye India!!
Delhi belly - July 4th, 2016 - Hello again! Finally back to blogging with some decent wifi! We are currently at our hotel in the Maldives (!!!!!) after a long two days of travel and some fun in the sun! More on that later. We spent our last few days in India in the big city of Delhi and while it wasn’t … Continue reading Delhi belly
The long haul - June 26th, 2016 - We are currently in Bikaner, basically a stop over on our long journey back to Delhi. I’ve spent the afternoon in the hotel room trying to recover from a stomach thing that’s been plaguing me since yesterday. This morning we ate breakfast in Jaisalmer with a Colombian family (parents and son) who were about to … Continue reading The long haul
desert dreams? - June 25th, 2016 - June 23. Our next destination was our desert safari and after the long and nauseating car ride, I was less than thrilled about hopping on the back of a camel in the blazing heat. On the way, Khan had tried to take us to a restaurant for lunch that was at least three times as … Continue reading desert dreams?
they’re taking the hobbits to Kumbalgarh!  - June 25th, 2016 - June 22.  We woke up early so we could try to get on the road at a decent time since we had a long day of travel with two stops along the way. We ate breakfast and checked out as quick as we could – we should know by now that nothing is ever goes … Continue reading they’re taking the hobbits to Kumbalgarh! 
the monsoon is here - June 22nd, 2016 - June 19 Our drive to Udaipur was long and full of heart stopping driving per the usual. We drove through a dust storm and past some pretty desolate looking places. We had heard that Udaipur was “clean and green” and hoped it didn’t actually look like the desert towns we were going through.  We arrived … Continue reading the monsoon is here
the pink city - June 19th, 2016 - Currently in our room in the city of Pushkar. Emily and Ethan are out checking out a temple before we head to our next destination. I elected to stay behind because I’ve something weird going on with my stomach – a bit of the traveller’s bug I think. I’m sure it will pass with lots … Continue reading the pink city
Fatehpur Sikri and Sawai Madhopur  - June 18th, 2016 - June 15. After getting a much needed sleep, we woke up early to go back to the rooftop restaurant to watch the sunrise over the Taj. No one was awake yet, so we were up there alone, watching as the city came alive again. It was an interesting vantage point that really allowed us to … Continue reading Fatehpur Sikri and Sawai Madhopur 
white monument to love  - June 17th, 2016 - Still in Jaipur, currently cooling off in our room after exploring for a few hours. Haven’t been able to add any pictures due to low internet speeds. Hopefully I can add some later. Here’s a bit about our day in Agra…  June 14th. We arrived in Agra around 7am, exhausted physically and mentally. All our … Continue reading white monument to love 
Namaste is the word of the day - June 16th, 2016 - Coming to you from our room in Jaipur at the end of day 3 here in India.  Our time in India so far has been nothing less than an enormous exercise in patience. We pretty much knew this would be the case, as it is with most of the traveling we do. However, this has … Continue reading Namaste is the word of the day
India or bust!  - June 15th, 2016 - Currently, relaxing in our guesthouse in Agra, India (update: it’s now Wednesday June 15 and we are in Sawai Modaphur sitting outside a guesthouse using the wifi. Hoping to get up to date soon)! We made it! Let me tell you how we got here because this has to have been the craziest 24 hrs … Continue reading India or bust! 
Short flight, long day - June 14th, 2016 - Howdy! Currently in the Abu Dhabi airport waiting for our flight to India. Yesterday was a long day and this morning was interesting to say the least. So let’s rewind to yesterday morning shall we?  We decided to sleep in since we had not really slept on the plane and we knew we needed tons … Continue reading Short flight, long day
Doh – hot! - June 12th, 2016 - Alrighty! Still in the hotel room staying cool and enjoying the view, but here’s more about our long plane ride and our evening in Doha.  After watching a movie, they brought us dinner. It was pretty good, but the main dish was a little too curry flavored for my liking, so Ethan ended up eating … Continue reading Doh – hot!