Budget Wise :: Laos

8 03 2009

Our visit in Laos was relatively limited due to the frustratingly long and bumpy bus rides that are necessary to getting around as a budget traveler in this beautiful country. We ended up visiting only four cities and missed out some very exciting and picturesque parts of Laos because we just couldn’t bring ourselves to sit through a rough ten hour bus  ride every few days. An extra visa or enough money to upgrade to flying would have allowed us a much more comprehensive visit, but hey, now we have something to look forward to going back for. Though we didn’t get to see it all, we did get a pretty good idea of what it costs to travel in Laos on a budget. Read the rest of this entry »


Chocolate and Waffles and Beer, Oh My!

24 09 2008

Brussels, Belgium

At one point during our long stay with Monika, we had the chance to chat with her older sister, Magda. Magda lives in Brussels with her American husband, Dave. At the time that we were chatting on the phone Dave was making pulled pork with homemade BBQ sauce. Magda said, “Well if you ever feel like having some homemade BBQ, you’re welcome to come stay with us.” As I said to Magda, that was the best invitation I had ever received.

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