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They've Got That Something

Thursday, 26 May 2011 | Views [381]

There is something about the Laos people that make them incredibly cool. I don’t mean cool in the same way we do in the west or in a Fonzie sort of way, but I mean cool in a “Yeah that dog just peed on my leg so what, dogs need to pee!” kind of way.... Read more >

Tags: cool, laos, laotians, people, wonderful


Cambodia, An Introduction to Chaos

Saturday, 7 May 2011 | Views [324]

Anyone who travels owes it to themselves to pick up a book and/or google the place they are about to insert themselves into. By researching you can better equip yourself for madness if it should arise. Ally and I had been fairly lucky throughout Laos, ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, headaches, siem reap, travel


Chau Laos!

Thursday, 5 May 2011 | Views [364]

As I sat thinking about how badly I wanted to jump into the Mekong, to allow my feet to dangle where unknown things lurked, a chicken below my bungalow clucked “bokbokbokBOK!” as if taunting me. Under my breath so no one could hear me chastising ... Read more >

Tags: laos


Nothingness in Don Det

Sunday, 24 Apr 2011 | Views [868]

Nothingness on Don Det If there is anything I have learned on this journey it is this, roosters are huge assholes, and I have way more than I need to be happy and despite what I have told myself for years, I just may be one of the “lucky ones”. Our ... Read more >

Tags: 4000 islands, beautiful, boring, don det, fun, laos, mekong river, relaxing


The Cave

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | Views [457]

Ba Nah Hin, a good place to stay when wanting to head out to THE CAVE is… well you know those pictures you see of very northern communities where it looks like helicopters came and just sort of dropped a settlement in a permafrost laden dirt patch.... Read more >

Tags: ba nah hin, cave, dark, exploring, laos, river, scary


Luang Prabang a Love Story

Saturday, 16 Apr 2011 | Views [792]

Have you ever arrived somewhere and immediately gone "YES YES! I LOVE THIS PLACE!" and actually meant it? I hadn’t. Sure I have left a place thinking "Nooooo I don’t want to go :(" But never has a place captivated me the way that ... Read more >

Tags: beautiful, laos, luang prabang, new years


This Means War

Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | Views [401]

One must be on their guard at all times while walking or driving around Luang Prabang during the month of April. There’s a war going on between the residents of this sleepy city and it’s easy for a traveler to get caught up in the epic fight.... Read more >

Tags: battle, celebration, fun, laos, luang prabang, new years, water fights

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