Posts tagged ‘Laos’

 

10 in 20 – Vientiane / Chiang Mai / Bangkok

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  Only the second 10-in-10 blog post, and I’m already behind.  This is more of a 10 events in 20 days instead.  A self reminder of planned and random events on the road.   Vientiane, Laos 1.  Worked on blog – infrastructure for backup and recovery. Added social share function for Facebook, Google Plus and [...]

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Update – Heading to Thailand

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  Quick update. In a couple of hours, I’ll be on the bus to cross the Laos – Thailand border before an overnight bus to Chiang Mai. All of which takes about 18 hours. My quick stop at Vientiane was prolonged due to a Buddhist holiday that closed down the Thai consulate where my passport [...]

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Postcards – Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos

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I found myself unexpectedly dropped by the tuk-tuk driver in the midst of a wave of Laotians. Tens and hundreds of devotees, monks, nuns and tourists, flowing towards the gleaming, golden hue stupa that rose majestically from its flat surrounding reaching towards rolling waves of clouds that stretch for miles. Believed to preserve the breastbone [...]

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10 in 20 – Luang Prabang / Phonsavan / Vang Vieng

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  With my planned location and activity fluctuating daily, smaller things fall through the blog between major posts.  Therefore, I am borrowing a new idea ’10-in-10′ from a recently met travel mate Christine’s blog Happy Impermanence which touches many challenges with international travel, finding temporary roots, and how Buddhism fits in. If you have time, please [...]

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Postcards – Nong Khiaw, Laos

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Situated right on the Nam Ou River with breath taking limestone cliffs, and accessible via both slow boat and minibus, Nong Khiaw was the perfect place to unwind for a few days in the hammock of a bungalow.  If you prefer to stay active, half day kayaking, cave exploring and overnight hill tribe trekking are [...]

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