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Photos: Last day in Laos

LAOS | Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Goodbye Laos!
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Photos: Khouang si Waterfalls

LAOS | Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Waterfalls outside of Luang Prabang
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Easy Rider meets Khouang Si Waterfalls, Laos

LAOS | Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | Views [505] | Comments [2]

Khouang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang, Laos : I thought it was going to be a slow day today. I really didn’t feel like being in a tuk tuk for 30km (19 miles) to go out and see the waterfalls. I promised my wife as well I wouldn’t do anything ... Read more >


Photos: Luang Prabang ...Day 2

LAOS | Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

More relaxing times in Laos
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Luang Prabang Day 2

LAOS | Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Views [500] | Comments [2]

Luang Prabang, Laos :  I guess I am getting used to the life style here.  I had an 8:00 pick up by tuk tuk and didn’t get up until 7:58!  Mad dash to brush my teeth (no time for a shower), grab the camera and out the front door.... Read more >


Photos: Luang Prabang ...Day 1

LAOS | Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

First day here in Luang Prabang
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Heaven on earth!!!

LAOS | Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Views [518] | Comments [2]

Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang, Laos -  I left Thailand today headed to Luang Prabang, Laos.  I was very impressed with Lao Airlines.  It was a one hour prop plane over to Laos and they had a meal service on board.  I didn’... Read more >


Photos: Hilltribe

THAILAND | Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

Tribes in Northern Thailand
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White Temple & Hilltribes in Chiang Rai

THAILAND | Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | Views [864] | Comments [2] | Video

Chiang Rai to Chaing Mai:   Last day in Chiang Rai so I arranged a tour to see the sights in the 4 hours I have left and it was well worth it.  Fortunately I was the only one on the tour today so they were able to customize it to my needs ... Read more >


Blog vacation

THAILAND | Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | Views [342]

Chiang Rai:  today's journal will be rather short due to using my iPad today vs. laptop.  I decided to go "native" and eat where the locals go.  You cannot go wrong with shrimp pad Thai for only 50 baht ($1.75). I guess I will see tomorrow ... Read more >


Dumbo Day #2

THAILAND | Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | Views [439] | Comments [2]

Chiang Mai :  Woke up this morning and it seems I didn’t have any visitors that last night that wanted to feast on my blood.  I did have a cat that refused to leave my hut however.  Prior to going to bed, 6 local village women came ... Read more >


My meeting with Dumbo

THAILAND | Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | Views [478]

Chiang Mai :  Today it is off to see Dumbo at the Elephant Nature Park about one hour outside of Chiang Mai.  This is the place where they rescue elephants that have been mistreated, stepped on land mines or turned loose.  There currently ... Read more >


Photos: Elephant Nature Park

THAILAND | Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

A Sanctuary for Elephants
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I have arrived!

THAILAND | Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | Views [328] | Comments [1]

Chiang Mai, Thailand :  After 17,404 Km (10,814 miles) I have arrived to my first rest stop!  Boy am I tired.  I bought my first foreign SIM card and now I most likely am the 1 st person in the family to every have a Thai phone number.... Read more >

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I am never touching my butt again!

JAPAN | Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | Views [790] | Comments [3]

Narita Airport, Japan - Bangkok -Chiang Mai : OK, we’ve all been there.  Traveling around Europe or Japan or just going to the local Home Depot and the question comes to mind: “How do I use the bidet?”  (That mini toilet ... Read more >


Photos: Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

Northern Thailand
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Photos: The trip begins

JAPAN | Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

On my way to Chiang Mai
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Feet don't fail me now!

USA | Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | Views [323] | Comments [5]

Chicago-JFK-Tokyo : The adventure has begun.  I stayed up last night until 2am packing and there were some winners and losers.  Winners: my medicine, camera, laptop are going on the trip with me.  Loser: the backpack is staying in Chicago ... Read more >


Coundown - OMG! I am leaving tomorrow!

USA | Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | Views [213] | Comments [2]

Chicago : Panic mode is setting in.  It just really dawned me on that I am leaving tomorrow and I still have so much to do!  Of course I have trouble setting priorities since I am writing the blog this morning instead of packing, buying tickets, ... Read more >


Countdown - 2 days to go

USA | Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | Views [228] | Comments [1]

Chicago :  With two days to go, I figure I best start getting organized.  After stuffing my blanket and pillow into the backpack, I have come to the realization that I might have a minor problem.  There isn’t any room left for underwear, ... Read more >


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