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March 19 - Kozy Kep and Kool Kampot, Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 19 Mar 2011 | Views [362]

Today I left Kep at 10:45am and arrived in Kampot at 11:30am.  Kampot is a bigger town located a few kilometers up the estuary on the banks of the Prek Kampong Bay river and was established as the main port town in the late 1800s.  It remained so until ... Read more >


March 11 - Crazy Saigon

VIETNAM | Saturday, 12 Mar 2011 | Views [357]

Between Lonely Planet and other people telling us to "cross with care", we wondered how bad is the traffic in Siagon.  Well, it can be intimidating for sure with a gazillion motorbikes mixed with cars and buses not following any kind of road ... Read more >


March 7 - Sapa

VIETNAM | Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | Views [347]

Sapa is known for its dramatic scenery.  The mountain sides are covered with rice paddies and this area is home to many hill tribes.  The elevation is about 5000 feet but with the dense fog and raw weather, my impression was more of a base camp feel.... Read more >


March 7 - Food

VIETNAM | Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | Views [319]

Thailand is known for their food and I was happy eating my way through the streets and food courts.  Laos also had dishes made with rice or noodles either in soup form or fried.  I started noticing in Laos when I had the big bowls of soup, I had reactions.... Read more >


March 7 - What it Takes to Recover Stolen Goods

VIETNAM | Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | Views [602]

Time and Money! Last week after the incident the following took place: file a police report (need translator for sure - the manager from the hotel was most kind and giving me a lift to the station on the back of his motorbike and helping me out) ... Read more >


February 28 - No Ordinary Day: Handbag Stolen

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | Views [445]

What started off as an ordinary day changed drastically at 12:45pm in a matter of 60 seconds.  Most likely less than that when the actual crime of grabbing the handbag probably only took 10 seconds, if that. They say people have an outer body experience ... Read more >


February 26 - The Vibe of Hanoi

VIETNAM | Saturday, 26 Feb 2011 | Views [611]

There is a vibe around Hanoi and particualry around Hoan Kiem Lake bordering the Old Quarter.  People are up early here, except the night manager at my guest house where the front door remained locked until I finally had to make a wake up call.  I didn't ... Read more >


February 22 - New Photos Posted

LAOS | Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | Views [337] | Comments [1]

Check out the Laos photo gallery below. It will be very hard to say farewell to Luang Prabang. It is a lovely place and every day I find something else fascinating about the place. Been enjoying working with a local student called Kuj. He is 20 ... Read more >


Photos: Laos

LAOS | Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | Photo Gallery

Highlights of Vietanne, Vang Vieang, and Luang Prabang
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February 20 - Luang Prabang

LAOS | Sunday, 20 Feb 2011 | Views [558]

I just read about the Hu Long Bay boating accident.  My friends and I are planning to go there but now we will be extra careful with who we book with and it might be a day trip only. UNESCO Luang Prabang http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/479 Where to ... Read more >


Feb 16 - Caves and Bumpy Roads

LAOS | Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | Views [389]

With the sun finally out in Vang Vieng, I decided to rent a bike today and explore some caves, and I ended up playing bike mechanic too.  The first cave is a government cave and is nicely paved and lighted for people to walk in and admire the stalagmites.... Read more >


February 14 - Lost in Laos

USA | Sunday, 13 Feb 2011 | Views [319]

Made the border crossing from Thailand into Laos with no trouble and didn't have to wait long at all.  About an hour when it was all said and done.  I had two nights in Vientanne, the capital, and that was enough.  With 1.5 days of walking around I visited ... Read more >


February 11 - Last Day in Thailand

THAILAND | Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | Views [370]

My passport says I must move on.  Thailand was more than I ever thought it could be.  The pace of life is unlike the flow of the Mekong River which is swift and steady.  I enjoyed the down time and, I hate to say it, but the "me" time as well ... Read more >


Photos: Nong Khai - Yoga

THAILAND | Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | Photo Gallery

Came here for a week to take yoga and to cross over into Laos.
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February 7, P-A-I-N spells Yoga

THAILAND | Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | Views [270]

Today marked the 7th consecutive day and the last day of the intensive yoga workshop.  I learned and practiced many times over Asana movements and breathing techniques (those were trippie).  My pelvic floor is becoming more sturdy and some muscles ... Read more >


Feb 1, Nong Khai

THAILAND | Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | Views [305]

The time is 10:20am and I have been in Nong Khai (NK) for an hour now.  It is definitely not Kansas.  This dusty and polluted little town rests on, the alsp dirty and polluted, Mekong River.  The land is flat and today with it being a gray and dingy ... Read more >


January 31, Back from the Elephant Nature Park

THAILAND | Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | Views [420] | Comments [1]

Yesterday I finished two weeks at the Elephant Nature Park, ENP, and leave with mixed emotions.  Living among the elephants in the jungles of northern Thailand was the best part.  Words can't describe the true essence so I am hoping my photos will capture ... Read more >


January 14 Bangkok

THAILAND | Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | Views [284] | Comments [1]

"You will have problems" the man says.  "I don't wish you a journey without problems but the strength to comfront them..." Day 2 in Bangkok.  Been taking care of business in between snack breaks, which is quite a few here with all ... Read more >


Jan 10 - Last night in the USA

USA | Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | Views [215]

Tomorrow is the big day and the LONG flight.  Over 15 hours of air time.  Right now I am in Hilo, HI ending on a good note; thanks Scott and Maryanne.  The people here are friendly and with interesting stories on how they came to the Big Island.  More ... Read more >


Monday, December 13

USA | Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | Views [274]

" And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. " Next month at this time I will be in Bangkok.  I am both exhilarated and nervous. The yearly drawing is done and that is a load off my mind.  Sorry ... Read more >


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