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SZX to HKT: All aboard!

SZX to HKT: All aboard!

We've arrived in Phuket, Thailand, on a first visit to Southeast Asia proper for both of us, and were welcomed by the unmistakable heat and humidity of the sub-tropics. It’s 2am but we were not quite finished traveling yet. At the airport exit we scanned for someone holding up a sign for our names, and after a nail-biting hour, our anxiety growing as waves of travelers arrived and left, finally espied our driver. We hopped on and sped towards our bungalow in Khao Lak.

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Iceland Day 10, Vik-Hofn

Iceland Day 10, Vik-Hofn

Reynisfjara was one of the highlights of our last trip. Black sand, basalt columns: everything was un-beach-like about this strange and wondrous place. We arrived at low-tide this time, which exposed a much longer stretch of beach and some basalt caves that we hadn't been able to access before. Above us on the cliffs lived colonies of puffins, who in their squat-bodied, frantic flight out to the sea somehow expertly dodged our cameras.

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