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Remind Me To Splurge The Extra $3 Bucks Next Time
July 2, 2014
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Remind Me To Splurge The Extra $3 Bucks Next Time

After I left Muang Ngoi I had to catch a shuttle bus back to Luang Prabang. When I arrived at the bus station, the fancy $7 dollar shuttle for tourist wasn’t due for another 3 hours but there happened to be a local shuttle that was leaving in the next few minutes for $4. I […]

Monks
July 2, 2014
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Monks

Monks are everywhere in Laos. Up until now, I didn’t really know much about them other than that they were religious and chose a life of simplicity. Every morning around 5AM, they walk down the streets with a wooden or bamboo pail strapped around their shoulder and people will give them sticky rice, fruit or […]

My Guilty Pleasure
June 18, 2014
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My Guilty Pleasure

Scarves are my guilty pleasure. I probably have about 40 at home and when I travel I have absolutely no self-control. They will probably be in my will someday because I have them from so many places all over the world all with sentimental meaning. So you can only imagine what happened when I heard […]

“True Villages”
June 14, 2014
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“True Villages”

My guesthouse was owned by a 27 year old Loas girl and her 23 year old husband from Sweden. What in the heck was a Swedish boy doing in this town? They had a 3 year old child and the wife was due in about another month with their second. Without asking too many questions, […]

Muang Ngoi
May 28, 2014
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Muang Ngoi

A friend of mine told me that if I had the time I should try to make it north to a small village called Muang Ngoi. It was 3 hours by car from Luang Prabang and from there I would have to take a small boat for another hour in order to access the village. […]

Luang Prabang
May 28, 2014
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Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang We finally reached Luang Prabang and I was never so happy to get off that boat. It turns out that 2 days on a boat is a really long time if it’s not a cruise-ship. One day would’ve sufficed! Luang Prabang is an ancient city peppered with temples on every corner while monks […]