Kitten academy, the over-engineered cat toy for kittens and grad-students!

Kitten academy, the over-engineered cat toy for kittens and grad-students!

What is it? What does it do? Kitten Academy is an integrated audiovisual experience for cats. It is the 21st century equivalent of the laser pointer. Kitten Academy consists of a painted shoebox, a Raspberry Pi computer, a pico projector, and a Super Nintendo controller.  In order to boot up Kitten Academy, pet-owners simply need […]

Back in Bangkok!

Adios Don Det We didn’t want to leave the island paradise of Don Det, and it was bitter sweet to head back to Bangkok. This time we were seated on the top of a double-decker bus with comfortable seats and refreshments. Avi wished that she were back on the sleeper bus, but I was much […]

4,000 Islands, 500 Cats

4,000 Islands, 500 Cats

The Bus We are on the peaceful Island of Don Det in Laos for the last few days of our trip before we head back to Bangkok. This area is called 4,000 Islands, although they are pretty lenient about calling some of the small sandbars with a tree or two on them Islands. Don Det […]

Laos PDR: Please don’t rush

Luang Prabang has been an absolute joy.  We left the city of Pai in the early evening, riding through the winding mountain road that took 762 turns before we got back to Chaing Mai.  From there we traveled to a border town and took a ferry into Laos. The Sloowww Boat Our first two days in Laos […]

Motorbikes and Magnums

Motorbikes and Magnums

Tomorrow evening we will be leaving Pai and traveling to the border city of Chiangkhong. From there we will be crossing the border into Laos and taking the slow boat to Luang Prabang. Pai has been a great place to relax after all the excitement of Chiang Mai. We spent a lot of our time […]

Elephants and Prison Massage

Elephants and Prison Massage

The Zoo On Thursday we took a trip to the Chiang Mai zoo. It was almost completely empty and absolutely massive. Safety standards were not quite the same as in Western Zoos, so we were able to get up close to the animals and feed hippos! Tory also nearly freed an emu by accident when […]

Travels in Chiang Mai

The Train Ride Today we are wrapping up our third day in Chiang Mai. Our adventure began with a 13 hour train ride from Bangkok. We spent most of our time reading, and eating some strange fruits called mangosteens. They are just a bit bigger than a ping pong ball, and have crazy tentacle looking […]