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Monday Moment: Plain Of Jars, Laos

14. January 2013


Plain of Jars, Laos

We are officially in the middle of nowhere. Central Laos is not overly populated and we are and hour and half outside of the nearest town of Phonsavon. Lumbering along the dirt roads, through pine forests and small villages, the only regular sound is the drone of the scooter under us. It is hot. Really [...]

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Monday Moment: Luang Prabang, Laos

15. July 2012


Riding Home From School, Near Luang Prabang

We had so much fun on this day. I don’t even know where we were, other than somewhere outside of Luang Prabang in Laos. Sometimes we just rent a scooter to get out of town and see what we can find. A school was just letting out as we passed by and suddenly we were [...]

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Monday Moment: Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang, Laos

21. May 2012


Monday Moment: Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang, Laos

A tuk-tuk ride, lunch by the river watching over an elephant, and a boat ride finds us in Pak Ou cave just outside of Luang Prabang in Laos. Like many caves in the area, it is a shrine to Buddha…in fact, this one contains thousands of tiny Buddhas that people leave as part of their [...]

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Monday Moment: Vang Vieng, Laos

17. October 2011

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River Crossing, Vang Vieng, Laos

I felt most ‘out there’ while in Laos. While it wasn’t difficult to get around, find a place to stay or a meal, it was definitely one of the more rustic places that we visited. There were several bridges like this in Vang Vieng; not only used by pedestrians and bicycles but also by motorbikes! We [...]

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Same Same…But Different

14. March 2010



I don’t know why but, for some reason, when I cross a border I somehow expect everything to change dramatically right away. Shouldn’t the landscape, the people and maybe even the weather be different? I mean we’re in a different country for crying out  loud! I guess it’s because, previously, when I’ve crossed into a [...]

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