89. A Sudden Melting Pot

On Saturday night we were 7 people on the property – by Sunday morning we were about 15. As the family is heading off for a long-needed vacation on the beach, the extended family were due to arrive in the middle of the night by minivan. They will be spending the next week or so replacing the…

86. Bloopers and Birthdays

With a sudden deadline breathing down our necks we have been busy the past couple of days – hint the overdue blog post, but having an actual project turned out to be just what we needed to get our lazy asses moving – now let’s see if we can keep them going… So, today is…

82. Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days

With the heat comes laziness, and so here you have a couple of pictures to help you imagine the last few days at the bamboo farm. We had two amazingly tropical storms… The thunder was deafening. We spent a lazy Sunday at the river, where we attempted to swim against the crazy current, ate some Thai…

78. Construction For Dummies

After three days of working with bamboo, Louise and I feel our ambitions soaring… We can see it before us: two independent women independently building a bamboo house with their strong and very capable bodies. On our second day here, our Australian host arrived from Bangkok. We eagerly listened as he explained everything we needed to…

75. Walking Clichés

As our trip draws on and the days accumulate I see increasingly more similarities appear between us and the friends we made along the way who have been on the road for years and years, they now seem almost like mirrors of what we’ll become at the end of this trip – weather-beaten, precocious hippies who will…