Good Morning, Guatemala!

"Audrey, something smells. Did you burn the toast?""No, look behind you – the volcano just erupted!"-- Our first morning in Antigua, Guatemala. Fuego Volcano lets off a puff of smoke as we assemble breakfast on the rooftop terrace of our friend's home. … [Read more...]

Avoiding Theft at Airport Security

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As we prepare for our departure to Guatemala and secure the various latches on our gear, I'm reminded of being robbed by airport security employees in Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport last year. Fortunately, miraculously - and somewhat shadily - I was reimbursed.A recent comment from a woman who had money stolen at airport security in Toronto, Canada served as a … [Read more...]

For the Love of Thai Food

If you were stranded on a desert island and could choose only one cuisine for the rest of your days, which would it be?Have you ever considered this? The thought of choosing just one cuisine for the rest of our days makes us break out in sweats.But change that question to: "What's your favorite place for street food?" … [Read more...]

Who Is Twitter?

Twitter Dan and Audrey

Before setting off on our journey, I had never touched HTML, I had no idea what SEO (Search Engine Optimization) meant and my writing consisted mainly of reports to management on how to operate legally and efficiently in countries like Azerbaijan or Kazakhstan.How things have changed in the last couple of years. I can now code basic HTML, I’m painfully aware of … [Read more...]

Visiting Burma: How To Do It Responsibly

While reading Nicholas Kristof’s opinion piece on Burma (Myanmar) last month I was consumed by a rush of memories - conversations and images from of our month-long visit there last year. My comment on his article shares my views regarding the effectiveness of international sanctions in changing the behaviors of the military government (junta). I also address whether … [Read more...]