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Laos, last(ing) thoughts from Luang NamTha.

Friday, 11 Mar 2005 | Views [2841]

I'm scribbling notes in the Luang Nam Tha airport "waiting lounge"; rammed earth floor, bamboo hut and BeerLao bunting hanging abundantly from the grass roof. "Sabaidee"... and a glass of Lao green tea arrives steaming. There's ... Read more >

Tags: Weird and crazy

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Saturday, 5 Mar 2005 | Views [3489] | Comments [2]

Relax, then laugh. Relax some more and laugh again. So goes an afternoon of tubing down the river in Vang Vieng (Laos) At the end of the dry season, the Nam Song river runs pretty slow – sometimes imperceptibly drifting around long ... Read more >

Tags: laughter

Elephant Bidet

Monday, 28 Feb 2005 | Views [1710] | Comments [1]

Much to STC’s delight, we found some Heffalumps in Vang Vieng. Whilst watching a herd of water buffalo loll about in the river, which we thought was pretty impressive in itself, we spied 2 even bigger grey lumps further up the banks. ... Read more >

Tags: adventures

Desiccated monkey

Sunday, 27 Feb 2005 | Views [1315]

Yesterday, I saw a desiccated monkey lying on top of a mysterious pile roots, bark and leaves – the shop of a local herbalist layed out on a blanket in front of the post office. There were a dozen or so blankets offering grubby organic wares, but only ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health

Laos... land of going slowly

Saturday, 26 Feb 2005 | Views [2049]

Is it possible? At first glance, Laos seems spotless – devoid of the endless blue plastic bags that littler Cambodia from the temples, through the slums and down to the beaches. There’s a tidy town award here in the making ! The slow streets ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation



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