Bangkok Trip

For those of you who hadn’t heard, I decided to go to Bangkok for the weekned with some friends of mine from school here. We left pretty early yesterday (Friday) as it is a 3-4 hour trip from Hua Hin. We arrived in Bangkok around noon and then spent nearly an hour in a taxi […]

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Pak Ou Caves

Wow, I can’t believe my time in Laos is coming to an end! It’s felt like so much longer than 10 days! You know, most of the other backpackers I’ve encountered were doing large trips of the whole region over a span of several months (did I tell you about the Swiss couple who was […]

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A Waterfall

As charming as Luang Prabang is, I do have one major complaint–the tourists. Or for that matter the fact that it’s a tourist-oriented city. For most people here, all they see us for is money, and sellers constantly hound you to buy stuff! For example, during the span of my dinner last night, 10 little […]

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Meeting a Monk in Luang Prabang

Unfortunately today my cold has made me feel a bit weak and fatigued so I took it easy today (I got something from a pharmacy here that’s got the same ingredient as Sudafed). I walked around a bit in the morning and didn’t feel too good so I returned to my room to lay down […]

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Luang Prabang

Well I have made it to Luang Prabang, the quite charming, yet extremely touristy World Heritage town, and my final destination in the Lao PDR. First off, one thing I forgot to mention about my bike ride the other day was that I think I rode a total of about 25km which I was rather […]

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Huay Xai to Luang Nam Tha

I know this is my first post in something like 5 days though this is my first chance at internet access. I’m in Luang Nam Tha, in the far northwestern part of Laos, very close to the Chinese border. You know the saying that getting there is half the fun? Well, that definitely holds true […]

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First Day in Laos–Huay Xai

Well I have made it to Huay Xai, on the Lao side of the Mekong River where I will spend tonight before hopping on a boat in the morning. Thus far, things are working out very well and at this point I’m not quite sure what I was so nervous about! I began today in […]

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