Two Days in Battambang

Two Days in Battambang

Although the bamboo train is perhaps the best known tourist attraction in Battambang, there’s more to this area than a bumpy ride along a narrow track. Two days is all we spent there and that was the right amount of time for us. We packed in quite a bit so these are just the highlights. If you’re heading to Battambang and want to know more, drop us a comment or

26 Things to Love About New Zealand, Especially No. 16

26 Things to Love About New Zealand, Especially No. 16

After nine weeks in New Zealand, we found much to love. Here are just 26 of them. 1.  The many, well-marked picnic tables 2.  Hikes and walks of varying length and difficulty are everywhere and easy to find. 3.  Watching a bird of prey pick up a dead possum in the middle of the road while you’re driving 100 kph toward it becomes a routine occurrence after two weeks. 4. 

Lionfish Killer

Lionfish Killer

One week ago, the only living things Jen had killed were insects and arachnids, things that crunched beneath a shoe or flattened between two hands or a fly swatter. As of today, she has taken the lives of four lionfish, two of which we’ve eaten. A third is sitting in our refrigerator as we write and will make a lovely appetizer this evening. The lionfish is not native to the