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A stopover in Bangkok with two of our favorite people

DSC04167Gabe and Becca began their two-month globe-trot right as we were wrapping up, so we had the pleasure of spending a few days with them in Bangkok. If I could leave you with just one image that truly captures the essence of Gabe and Becca, it would be this one:


I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I had to. How adorable are the matching pamphlets sticking out of their tooshies?¬†Jill and I were just so jealous that they were starting their epic trip right as we were ending ours.


#sweatstains. It was about 100 degrees that day.


So we toured the Grand Palace with our two long lost friends, got group foot massages (twice), enjoyed some good food, and had a few drinks.


Coconut sisters


Hello, $10 foot massages!

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On our first day, the girls went back to nap, so Gabe and I wandered off down a series of random side streets¬†until we were among 100% locals. We found this big gregarious dude cooking street food and decided to try it out — amazing salad!

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Big gregarious dude

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Amazing salad

A few beers later, and things got interesting. One thing led to another and before we knew it, we were having a pushup contest on the dude’s floor. Here are Gabe’s sub-par pushups (ok, they’re not bad form actually):

But he was still 20 pushups shy: Tramiel 26, Saper 46. The sweet smell of victory.

All in all, a great yet brief few days with two of our favorite people in the world. We wished them well on their journey, and we were off to Australia to wrap up ours.

Hello from Bangkok!

We just arrived in Bangkok after a long haul from Kilimanjaro via Ethiopia. If you can avoid flying Ethiopia Air, probably a good idea, but we survived a crazy packed redeye from Addis Ababa and are happy to begin our Asia adventure.


Lunch in Bangkok, mmmmm

We had zero wireless internet in Tanzania, so we are way behind on the posts, and will be catching up as much as we can before we head to Burma. Stay tuned for gorillas, Kilimanjaro, safari, and more….