Asia travels

Exploring Asia
Bangkok Daytrip to Ayutthaya

Destinations Around Asia

Steve has spent years traveling in Japan with his job, which is a little different than traveling for fun, but still pretty awesome.  This year, our goal was to spend six months traveling throughout SE Asia.  However, Covid-19 had other ideas so we came home early, although we still enjoyed a month in Thailand and a couple weeks in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Thailand beaches hold so much relaxation, sunshine and opportunities for adventure.  We got crazy sunburns while we snorkeled.  We drank out of coconuts.  And we played till our hearts felt content!

Hanoi captured our imaginations as we wanted to see so much more than we could.  Covid already had much of the city shut down when we arrived and it quickly closed around us.  But it was beautiful…the people, the food…outstanding. 

We have great plans to go back, once the world settles down, but in the meantime, take a look at our Asia adventures! 

Thailand

Vietnam

Asia Travel History

We spent most of our Thailand time in Bangkok for sight-seeing and food!  Then on Ko Tao, where we snorkled and relaxed! Around Japan, we’ve explored Tokyo, Mito, Nakaminato, and more.  

Cases of Bangkok Belly

Temples Visited

Street Food Favorites

Number of Frights while Crossing Streets in Vietnam

Recent Asia Articles

There’s so much to love about SE Asia!  It’s a crazy mix of old & new; markets & temples; chaotic cities & miles of sandy beaches.

Wat Arun: Bangkok’s Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun: Bangkok’s Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan, known locally as Wat Chaeng, is at its best in the early morning. Visit before the temple gets too crowded. It’s such a beautiful and serene place, even amongst crowds, but it’s sure better with some breathing space. Where...

Lopburi Monkey Temple: Visit this treasure!

Lopburi Monkey Temple: Visit this treasure!

Lopburi Monkey Temple equals Monkeys!  What’s not to love about catching a train out of Bangkok, seeing new sights and visiting macaques monkeys? Who doesn't love monkeys??? Traveling to the Monkey Temple Traveling to Lopburi Monkey Temple is actually pretty...

Vietnamese Drivers and  how to cross the street

Vietnamese Drivers and how to cross the street

Vietnamese drivers! Let me tell you, we were forewarned. Noelle here, by the way. We read many a blog post, travel book advisory, news articles and Reddit posts too, and they all had one theme in common, beware the Vietnamese drivers! How to cross the street in...

Identical row of Buddha images draped in saffron colored robes

Bangkok: Chinatown Street Food Market

We explored ChinaTown at night, when it’s converted into a giant street food extravaganza. What a treat of sights, smells and tastes!

Bangkok Street Food

Some of our Favorite Asia Trips

Explore temples and ancient ruins.  Travel by train, water ferry, subway and tuk-tuk!  We run hard and play hard, with a few down days thrown in for good measure.  The temples never ceased to amaze us and the sheer ancientness of our surroundings continually filled our senses to the top! Auyuthaya is a site to behold.  From its infamous Buddha in the tree to its tumultuous history, we felt awed to visit.  Take a walk with us!

Thailand
Bangkok

Thailand
Auyuthaya

Vietnam
Hanoi

Travel Gallery

The sites around Asia are such a crazy mix of city life, markets, temples and DOGS.  Always so many adorable little dogs!  Scooters fly, dogs bark and every one wants to sell to the tourists.  What a beautiful mix of humanity and culture and smells.

City dogs
Touring the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one item on both our bucket lists! Come along as we explore the boats, vendors, foods & sights along the way.
Thailand Wat Suthat Bangkok Temples