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Trip: South East Asia

There are [53] stories from my trip: South East Asia


Vang Vieng: A 'High'light experience

LAOS | Friday, 2 Feb 2007 | Views [2410] | 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!

LAOS | Friday, 2 Feb 2007 | Views [1068]

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

LAOS | Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | Views [2445]

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

LAOS | Thursday, 25 Jan 2007 | Views [1178]

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

LAOS | Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | Views [1194]

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


Gallery: Vang Vieng

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 20 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Wonderful little outdoor excursion town in the mtns. We spent 15 days here hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking.
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Jan 20: Vang Vieng:The Crew Goes Hiking

LAOS | Saturday, 20 Jan 2007 | Views [1064]

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

LAOS | Thursday, 18 Jan 2007 | Views [2028]

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

LAOS | Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Photos of the laid back national capital
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Jan 9-14: Heading North To Laos

THAILAND | Friday, 12 Jan 2007 | Views [1909]

January 9-12, 2007 From Buriram we boarded the train for a quick uncrowded, bench-seated ride to the city of Khorat. We had planned to stay overnight in this city, walking from the train station an hour to our selected hotel. Arriving finally in front ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Phimai

THAILAND | Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Thai city built around ancient ruins
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Jan 5-9: Returning to Thailand... A Breath of Fresh Air

THAILAND | Saturday, 6 Jan 2007 | Views [1070]

January 5, 2007 We left that despairing country of Cambodia and returned to the comparatively thriving country of Thailand. Our trip through the border led us past an inbetween country of casinos and street venders.  Arriving in Thailand ... Read more >

Tags: buriram, ladyboy, mahout, nightclub, singha, thai, thailand, travel, tuk tuk


Photos: East Thailand

CAMBODIA | Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Through Thailand from Cambodia to Laos
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Tags: angkor wat, asia, bayon, buddhism, cambodia, siem reap, temple ruins, thailand, travel, vacation


Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | Views [2497] | Comments [1]

Hey there party people. Happy 2007 again. Here is my latest travel news. Almost three weeks in Cambodia. It was an interesting experience, heart wrenching at times and overhwelmingly impressive at others. The history is definately not boring and ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Photos: New Year's Eve on Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Pictures of byebye 2006, hello 2007
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Tags: angkor wat, asia, bayon, buddhism, cambodia, siem reap, temple ruins, thailand, travel, vacation


Photos: Battenbang

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

City of Battenbang, Cambodia
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Tags: angkor wat, asia, bayon, buddhism, cambodia, siem reap, temple ruins, thailand, travel, vacation


Photos: Boat journey to Battembang

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 3 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Our 8½ hour boat river journey from Siem Reap to the western city of Battembang, 2nd largest city in Cambodia
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Tags: angkor wat, asia, bayon, buddhism, cambodia, siem reap, temple ruins, thailand, travel, vacation


Photos: Temples Banteay Srey and Pre Rup

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

After seeing Kbal Spean we staggered the 2 hr drive back by stopping at the temple Banteay Srey to see the well preserved carvings and then we caught sunset at Pre Rup
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Tags: asia, banteay srey, cambodia, pre rup, siem reap, sunset, temple ruins, thailand, travel, vacation


Photos: Kbal Spean

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Carvings in river rock on river a mile+ hike up a mountain -carvings of fertility lingas to help make water "fertile" for rice crops as river goes down the mtn into the fields.
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Tags: cambodia, carvings, fertility, kbal spean, lingas, river rock, siem reap, temple ruins, travel, vacation


Photos: Road from Siem Reap to and from Kbal Spean

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

pictures of country side outside of Siem Reap on the way to ancient site
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Tags: angkor wat, asia, bayon, buddhism, cambodia, kbal spean, siem reap, temple ruins, thailand, travel


Photos: Ta Phrom

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 31 Dec 2006 | Photo Gallery

Temple ruins near Siem Reap -Tomb Raider locations
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Tags: angkor wat, asia, bayon, buddhism, cambodia, siem reap, ta phrom, temple ruins, thailand, travel


Photos: Angkor Thom

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 31 Dec 2006 | Photo Gallery

Bayon and other surrounding temples 900ce-12th centuries
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Tags: angkor thom, angkor wat, asia, bayon, buddhism, cambodia, siem reap, temple ruins, thailand, travel


Photos: Angkor Wat

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 31 Dec 2006 | Photo Gallery

Photos of 12th century temple ruins
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Tags: angkor wat, asia, bayon, buddhism, cambodia, siem reap, temple ruins, thailand, travel, vacation


Photos: Phnom Phen, detention center and killing fields

CAMBODIA | Monday, 25 Dec 2006 | Photo Gallery

Pics of city, Detention Center and Killing Fields
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Tags: asia, cambodia, detention center, killing fields, phnom phen, siem reap, temple ruins, thailand, travel, vacation


Quarter year updates from Thailand

THAILAND | Monday, 25 Dec 2006 | Views [2212] | Comments [1]

9/21/2006 Well, as some of you know, I have made the journey to Thailand.  Of course, I turned on the news as I was leaving for the airport to see tanks rolling through Bangkok.  GREAT!!!  But, no worries and the coup has little affected ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, bungalow, georgetown, koh pha ngan, koh tao, malaysia, nikhon si thammarat, penang, thailand, waterfall


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