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Ha Long Bay Romance

VIETNAM | Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [2761] | Comments [2]

Ever since I saw the movie " Indochine ," I've wanted to visit Ha Long Bay. I loved the haunting scenes where Camille and Jean Baptiste, her beloved French soldier (originally her adoptive mother's lover - it's a French film after all) ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, ha long bay, romance, soap operas

Muang Ngoi & the Nam Ou, Part II

LAOS | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [2812]

On New Year's Day, I went out to hunt for the bungalow with the perfect view. Most of the places to stay in Muang Ngoi are simple bungalows made from woven bamboo, with tiny porches complete with the all-important hammock, set along the river.... Read more >

Tags: adventures, hmong, muang ngoi, nam ou river, rivers, trekking

Turning 33 with the Elephants

LAOS | Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | Views [4083] | Comments [1]

I celebrated my 33 rd birthday by riding an elephant. Her name is Meixi, and she’s 45 years old. She is “retired” from logging work and now just has to carry around tourists for a few hours a day, which is apparently much less taxing than logging ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, birthdays, celebrations, elephants, luang prabang

Phang-Nga Bay, James Bond Island, and Koh Panyi

THAILAND | Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Views [16589] | Comments [2]

Last night I spent the night in a Muslim floating fishing village called Koh Panyi. It’s a village of about 2,500 people, entirely constructed on stilts over the water, just in the lee of a small island right in the middle of the spot where the ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, andaman sea, koh panyi, phang-nga bay, philosophy of travel

Beaches & Brits, Barfing & Bedbugs

THAILAND | Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Views [883]

Coming soon: tales of tropical islands, teaching yoga on the beach to an Aussie rugby player, Brits Brits everywhere, projectile vomiting in Krabi town, a vicious attack by bed bugs, and other adventures.

Tags: adventures

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