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Hi fellow adventurers!  Remember us, H.J. and Courtney, long lost travelers of Wanderrlust? Sorry for the radio silence on the blog – I promise we are still alive and have survived the current “security situation” in Thailand (which, for the … Read More

Announcing Wanderrlust 2.0

Lots of changes afoot in these parts – namely, we are moving on from the motorcycle portion of our journey. From Saigon to Hanoi … from the mountains of Hà Giang, Vietnam, to the 4,000 islands of southern Laos … the … Read More

Makeup and Motorcycles

Given that we are on the road for a year+ and carrying 40L backpacks plus one small camera bag, it’s no surprise that people are curious as to what did and didn’t make the cut.  Generally, questions center on clothes, … Read More

Reborn in Luang Prabang

It’s been a helluva ride, literally and figuratively, these past couple weeks. As you may have read, we’ve had laptop issues, which are still unresolved (our second attempt to fix my broken screen ended when the repair guy decided to … Read More

When Gadgets Go Wrong in Vietnam

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We are just a week away from the four-month mark in Vietnam.  Half of me wonders where the time went, and the other half feels like we’ve been in Vietnam forever. While I’m not sure one ever feels settled into … Read More

The “Ancient” Imperial City of Huế

This is how I referred to Huế, until I found out that it was the imperial capital of Vietnam during the not-so-ancient Nguyễn dynasty (1802-1945 CE).  Oops.  Never hire me as a tour guide.* You might forgive my ignorance if you’ve seen … Read More

Backpacker Whiskey Sours

Is there anything better than a good, stiff cocktail?  I’m talking about one made with quality booze, not all muddied up by neon mixers and too much sugar.  The kind of cocktail where one is fun, two will really get … Read More

Nha Trang: Nha-t My Favorite

Once upon a December ago, we spent Christmas in Đà Lạt.  While it was the perfect place to spend the holiday, a week of chilly temps there left us eager for some sun, sand, and surf, so we set out … Read More

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