Our trip to Vietnam came to an unceremonious end yesterday (late shuttles, cockroaches, and overcharges for carry-on baggage) and we are back in Bangkok for three weeks before we leave for South Africa! We have great internet at Lub d allowing us to do lots of planning and preparing before we jump into a 4×4 and drive wildly through the bush of Botswana and Namibia.
Caroline wrote a post on yTravel Blog about what we can learn from all the cute kids we meet on the road. (The pictures are beautiful.)
Our best reads of the week:
- In 1975, Dwight Worker escaped from Lecumberri Prison in Mexico City, the second person to do so, after Pancho Villa. (He was also my professor at Indiana University.) He recently re-released his book about the experience and was featured on Locked Up Abroad on the National Geographic channel. I haven’t seen the episode yet due to this whole world travel thing, but I can highly recommend the book.
- Dave from The Longest Way Home wrote an in-depth guide on the problems with counterfeit drugs abroad and how to avoid them. I had no idea how many people have no other option but to take counterfeit drugs.
- It’s easy to fall into a cycle of “waiting for happiness.” Zen Habits writes about being contented now.
- I want to highlight one of our favorite posts from Round We Go, our chicago pals who inspired us to take on the African wilderness ourselves. We wouldn’t be driving ourselves through Africa if we hadn’t met them!