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Venturing Outside of Chiang Mai: Thai Cowboys and Placenta Curry

After weeks of talking about it, my friends and I finally managed to coordinate a trip to the Sanpatong Saturday Buffalo Market.  Despite its name, the market sells everything under the sun – cattle, roosters, clothes, motorcycles, chilis, machetes and so on.  Yep, you gotta love Asia. We left Chiang Mai early in an attempt to beat the scorching noon sun.  At 6 am the city seemed like  a totally different... read more

The Harvest

This post was written by Silvia Lawrence, who can be found blogging from Heart My Backpack. Am I the only one who associates “harvest” with creepy sacrifice rituals? Have I been spending too much time watching supernatural TV shows and not enough working the land? Well duh.  One of the nice things about returning to Chiang Mai after months on the road was already knowing the ins and outs of... read more

It’s Holiday Time in Chiang Mai!

This post was written by Silvia Lawrence, who can be found blogging from Heart My Backpack.   After four and a half months on the road, spending every night in a different hostel bed and just about every waking minute with Danielle (I love you, but aaahhh), it felt oh so good to return to Chiang Mai and rent an apartment for an entire MONTH! I’ve lived in Thailand before, working for four... read more

Goodbye Bangkok, Hello Bali

* The Roaming Coconuts are having some technical difficulties right now hence the sideways photos, however, the internet is slow and we are tired so please bear with us and tilt your heads. 4:45 Don Muaeng Airport, Bangkok. We’re staring at the sushi restaurant in front of us, wondering who could possibly want to eat raw fish at this hour. But maybe we’d feel differently if we hadn’t... read more

We’re Going to Kazakhstan!

Well, not quite yet. More like sometime between August 15th and October 15th, according to our brand new KAZAKH VISAS!! So much excitement, because it has been such an ordeal, especially as we were actually trying to get visas for Russia, not Kazakhstan. But when Danielle went to the Russian embassy in Bangkok a couple of weeks ago she was turned away, because she needed to have a visa for the country she... read more

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