Singapore: The Country that Works [Video]Catch up with the Van Soyes as review their time in Singapore. In this video you will learn a little about the history and culture of Singapore as well as see some of the interesting sights.
Trekking the Planet: Day 67 Update [Video]Catch up with the Van Soyes as they review their around-the-world trip to date. It is unedited, unrehearsed and unscripted. You might find some of their answers surprising!
Malaysia: Getting There is Half the FunWe didn’t expect our first Asian train trip, from Singapore to Butterworth, Malaysia, to be an all night affair. The train was scheduled to arrive at 9:20pm, just in time for a good night’s sleep at our hotel. But things didn’t quite work out that way.
Happy New Year – Thai StyleOur visit to Thailand happened to coincide with the Songkran Thai New Year’s festival. However, the real attraction is the city of Ayutthaya itself.
Miles to go before I Sleep – Traveling on Thai TrainsWhile in Southeast Asia we have been traveling primarily by train. In fact, we have covered over 1,700 miles by rail since leaving Singapore. Thai trains are great for covering large distances in a relatively painless way.
The Search for Everyday Life in LaosWe are spending more time in Laos than any other country during our five weeks in Southeast Asia. This is a remote area and by taking it slow we are hoping for “off the beaten path” cultural experiences. What we found was amazing!
Traveling the Rivers of LaosLaos is a land of rivers. As we continue our travels in Laos we took a three-day river journey down two major rivers in the country: the Nam Ou and Mekong.