How Not to Cross an International Border

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I’m not ashamed to say that I have a bit of nostalgia for the “Come Fly with Me” era of travel – where the suits were three piece, the stewardesses were hot twenty-something virgins from Iowa, and the destinations were … Read More

Letting Go of the Travel Fantasy

If you’ve been with us since the early days, you might remember that our original plan was to ride motorcycles through most of SE Asia, starting in Vietnam before tackling Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, possibly moving on to … Read More

The Wanderrlust Guide to Eating Hanoi

Vietnamese cuisine is renowned for bright and balanced flavors, a prolific use of fresh herbs, and a seemingly infinite number of soups (and we all know how I feel about soup).  But, like any modern country, Vietnam is not homogeneous, and … Read More

The Best of SE Asia

Well, folks – that’s all she wrote for SE Asia at Wanderrlust.  After four months in Vietnam, a month in Laos, two weeks in Cambodia, a month in Thailand, a week and half in Malaysia, a week in Singapore and … Read More

The Best Pizza in Vietnam

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Who eats pizza in Vietnam, right? I used to be one of those snarky people who said things like: “I can’t imagine why anyone would travel all the way to Asia, only to eat pizza when they can get it … 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 became compounded when H’s MacBook screen cracked.  Though still usable, it makes processing photos tough. Then, there’s been the … 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 Hue, until I found out that it was the imperial capital of Vietnam during the not-so-ancient Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945 CE).  Oops.  Never hire me as a tour guide.* You might forgive my ignorance if you’ve seen … Read More

Adventures in Caving, Part 2: Hang En

Hang En may be the greatest tease of all caves known to man. Why?  Because Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world, is a mere 3 km. walk away, but you cannot go there without signing up for … Read More

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