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Feb 17-20: Disappointment in Laos

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Views [2231] | Comments [1]

February 17-20, 2007. Disappointment in Laos After our twelfth night in our bungalow we rode the longboat back to Nong Kiaw. From here we got a bumpy bus ride to the city of Ouxay, four hours away. From Ouxay we bought tickets to our destination of ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Gallery: Trekking to Villages

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

The hot and lost journeys
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Gallery: Muong Noi Neua

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

Up the river to a Village of no cars
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Gallery: Luang Probang

Saturday, 17 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

World Heritage City, central Laos
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Feb 11-14: House of Pain

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2007 | Views [1551]

February 11-14, 2007 A House of Pain The next day Leslie returned on the afternoon boat bearing me thoughtful Valentine's Day gifts. I sheepishly didn't even know the4 date much less remember the holiday. We decided to plan a trek to some of the villages ... Read more >

Tags: Lost!

Gallery: Nong Kiaw

Monday, 12 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

Small village in Laos on River
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Feb 5: On Safe Sex and Village Life

Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | Views [4833] | Comments [1]

February 5-17, 2007 On Safe Sex and Village Life Having had enough of urban living we took a bus north and east to the small village of Nong Kiaw. The most impressive aspect of this little village was the enormous concrete bridge that spans the ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, caves, laos, longtail boat, luang probang, mueng noi, nam ou, nong kiaw

Feb 2-5: Luang Probang and Poop Salad

Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | Views [2197]

Luang Probang February 2-5, 2007 Endive a la Poop Some bus rides are just cozy and comfortable. The ride from Vang Vieng was definitely not one of these. After about eight hours and a long wait for repairs when our bus' brakes failed on the ... Read more >

Tags: laos, luang progang, mekong, nam ou, sightseeing, tourism, unesco, waterfall

Vang Vieng: A 'High'light experience

Friday, 2 Feb 2007 | Views [2540] | Comments [2]

About Vang Vieng... Vang Vieng as a town is not for everyone and doses should be personalized. Most of the restaurants in town carry two things: a blaring television and a 'Happy Menu.' Some of the restaurants play nothing but episodes of 'Friends', ... Read more >

Tags: guesthouse, happy menu, laos, maylenn, opium, party time, vang vieng

Jan 18: Off To The Mountains!

Friday, 2 Feb 2007 | Views [1125]

Vang Vieng January 18 - February 2, 2007 It was time to leave Vientiane and head north. After getting out early enough for an unhurried cup of coffee, we were surprised at our guesthouse owners sudden affability and helpfulness at finding the right ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Jan 29-31: Jungle Trekking Laos

Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | Views [2497]

January 29-31 Vang Vieng: Search Party, Anyone? About ten days into our Vang Vieng stay and after saying farewell to our departing Aussie friends, Leslie and I decided to head back into the mountains for a few night's adventure. We grabbed few light ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Jan 25: The Epic Quest

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January 25, 2007 Vang Vieng:The Epic Quest The day after our kayaking adventure, Quin and I decided to go on a manquest. As in, a quest that men do, not one in search thereof. Our quest took us up the same riverbed and through the cave of days previous, ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Jan 24: Vang Vieng...Blood and Guts

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | Views [1257]

January 24, 2007 Vang Vieng:Blood and Guts The traditional and popular activity in Vang Vieng is to drift lazily in a large innertube down the Nam Song river. This 'sport' was one of the first draws to Vang Vieng becoming a tourist town. It was cheap ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Jan 20: Vang Vieng:The Crew Goes Hiking

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January 20, 2007 Vang Vieng:The Crew Goes Hiking The hike from Maylyn's followed the dirt road for a few kilometers, turned right on a smaller road which passed through a local quarry and quickly merged with a dry riverbed. The riverbed is followed ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Jan 15-18: Enter Laos

Thursday, 18 Jan 2007 | Views [2110]

Vientiane, capital of Laos. January 15-18, 2007 The cool of the morning was quickly fading as we approached the Friendship Bridge and into Laos. The $35 transaction for our visas went smoothly and we walked a few hundred meters north expecting a grand ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Gallery: Laos Capital City, Vientiane

Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Photos of the laid back national capital
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