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New Year’s Eve in Muang Ngoi

LAOS | Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | Views [2312]

On New Year’s Eve, I took the bus from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw. From there, I stuffed myself onto a boat that would take me up the Nam Ou River to Muang Ngoi. The boat is quite narrow, and the seats are two benches that run along the sides, ... Read more >

Tags: celebrations, muang ngoi, new years eve, unexpected joy

Turning 33 with the Elephants

LAOS | Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | Views [4136] | 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

Celebrating Loy Krathong in Krabi town

THAILAND | Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Views [10870]

I ended up in Krabi town for Loy Krathong quite by accident, as a result of a double whammy of food poisoning (first night in town) and a vicious bed bug attack (second night in town).  A normal person would have fled town, never to return, not ... Read more >

Tags: celebrations, culture, festivals, krabi, loy krathong

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