Vang Vieng, Loas

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The drive from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng was really beautiful.  Guidebooks will tell you don’t go to Asia during the rainy season but I disagree. I love how green and lush everything is.  The sacrifice for this verdant scenery … Continued

Luang Prabang, Laos

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One of the reasons why I wanted to come to Laos was because I absolutely knew nothing about it.  I knew it was north of Thailand but that is about it.  Well after the two day slow boat ride from … Continued

2 day slow boat into Laos

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A two-day boat ride down the Mekong river into Laos?  What?  Mekong river? Boat?  Two days? Yes please! My journey started out in the sleepy Thailand village of Chiang Khong which was a precarious 6 hour drive from Chiang Mai.  The … Continued

Pai – Northern Thailand Paradise.

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What can I say about Pai that doesn’t sound like a broken record player?  Pai is a comfortable laid-back village nestled in the mountains of Northern Thailand.  People come for here for a couple of days and end up staying … Continued

Chiang Mai – Thailand is for eating.

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I have to admit I was a little concerned with coming to Chiang Mai.  I was afraid it might be a little too touristy for my liking but I was wrong!  Thailand has evolved so much since the last time I … Continued

Goodbye Myanmar!

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I really enjoyed Myanmar.  I am a bit sad that my Myanmar 28 day visa came to an end.  I wasn’t ready to leave.  For me, the country captured the quintessential essence of why I love to travel.  It inspired … Continued

Mawlamyine, Myanmar

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Mawlamyine is a riverside village where the author George Orwell once resided.  I would say it is not on most peoples trek in Myanmar but it has certainly been one of my favorites. It feels old and colonial.  There are plenty … Continued