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Heading North for New Year's

LAOS | Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | Views [1329] | Comments [2]

Luang Prabang is filling up with visitors as New Year’s Eve approaches. Today there was a traffic jam on the main street, which is quite unusual if you know this sleepy town. In the late afternoon, the streets are filled with backpackers searching ... Read more >

Tags: luang prabang, new years eve, on the road

Turning 33 with the Elephants

LAOS | Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | Views [4019] | 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

Loving Luang Prabang

LAOS | Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | Views [1833]

My jaw was dropping from the moment I stepped off the plane. Flying in, all I could see were green mountains, rivers, and the occasional dirt road and small village. It felt like flying into the middle of nowhere, a small town surrounded by ... Read more >

Tags: cia and hmong fighters, cities, lao history, luang prabang

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