Traveling in Sin, our memoir, is available on Amazon.

Laos: Learning to Fly


In many Asian cultures the age 25 is an unlucky one…and after a series of rather unfortunate events I was starting to believe it. As an absent-minded English teacher I forgot my wallet, passport included, on a hook in a Thailand squatty potty over one hundred kilometers from my out-of-country destination. After returning for it, […]

Tripping down Asia’s Memory Lane: My Top 10


I have never understood how anyone can like January. The sad, sinking feeling caused by limp, leftover tinsel hanging in shops, braving the dreary weather without any promise of a mulled wine stop, realising that everyone you know has vowed to lose weight, save money or quit drinking- it is a real slog of a […]

Huffington Post Travel: Traveling in Sin

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As seen on Huffington Post Travel: A Review of Traveling in Sin: I love reading travel books; memoirs are enjoyable and well-written accounts make me feel like I’m truly present in another part of the world. For this reason I was looking forward to reading Traveling In Sin, a memoir about an adventurous couple from the […]

A Mekong Adventure: Exploring Paradise in Laos

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There we were floating down the murky greyish waters of Mekong. Our little plastic kayaks were the only barrier between us and the watery world around when the black rain started falling upon us from nowhere. It was a pretty surreal experience, dream-like I would add, if you are the kind of person to dream […]

Crossing the Laos/Vietnam Border with a Crocodile

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When I saw the bag on the seat opposite me moving on its own accord, I did a double take. When I looked again, it was perfectly still. I rubbed my face and presumed that it was sleep deprivation that was making me delusional. I was at the bus station in Savannakhet (Laos) sitting on […]

Is Flying Always Preferable to Overland Travel?

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Is Flying Always Preferable to Overland Travel? by George Rajna When traveling abroad, the majority of travelers fly between locations with the obvious advantages of speed and convenience despite the far higher costs associated with air transportation. Even though air flights have advantages, going overland between countries can lead to visiting locales that are often […]

Traveling in Sin is a HOT NEW RELEASE

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Traveling in Sin  is a HOT NEW RELEASE on Amazon. Thank you for all your support of our memoir and our journeys! We really appreciate it! George and Lisa BOOK DESCRIPTION: This exuberant and unique travel memoir is written in the voices of the story’s two leading protagonists, George and Lisa, who meet on-line in January […]

Laos: Taking a wrong turn.


The road wound for miles in front of us. I could see the shadow of the bike and its two riders stretching out on the road next to us. Something came into view ahead, at first just a blurry shape, slowly coming into solid form. A lonely cow ambled towards us, and we adeptly maneuvered […]

Book Review : Love at the Speed of Email


In Lisa McKay’s book, Love at the Speed of Email, the themes of home, hope, passion and purpose resonate throughout her choices of dating, career and family. McKay shares poignant moments of being on the road from her childhood in Bangladesh to working in Zimbabwe and weaves her work world, writing and search for meaning into her quest […]

Laos: The Mekong River, Luang Prabang, and the Plain of Jars

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We couldn’t decide if American policy during the Vietnam War had succeeded or failed.  According to a variety of sources, Laos boasts the distinction of being the heaviest bombed country in human history.  A devastated land after the 1970s, when USA bombers turned the areas along the Vietnamese border into a giant practice field of […]