Honestly, I struggled to find the delicious, relatively cheap food that I thought I’d be eating in Laos–a consequence of spur-of-the-moment travel and the attendant whimsical decisions that lead to exhaustion upon arrival in a new place. If you’ve been humping your backpack round the streets after 8 hours of bus travel, [...]
Beerlao Gold by the Mekong River in Luang Prabang.
Before we go deep into the seedy underbelly of explicit Laos food porn (that post is coming soon), I have to introduce you to my special Laotian friend. With a uniquely mellow character that always manages to offer a [...]
No one, save for locals, stays in Pakbeng for very long.
Pakbeng is sort of on the backpacker trail through Laos accidentally, as it marks the approximate half-way point between Huay Xai and Luang Prabang on the Mekong River, thus making it an excellent place for slow boats to unload [...]
Most travelers who venture into Laos from the Northeastern corner of Thailand find themselves journeying to Luang Prabang on board a simple boat that drifts along the Mekong River over the course of two days. It’s not a cruise; there are no activities or buffets. Instead, the Mekong River’s slow boats [...]
I left my camera cable at home. This is the only picture I have that represents Laos and English literacy.
Luang Prabang, Laos wasn’t really my bag. Like Hoi An, Vietnam, it seemed a tourism board’s wet dream of picturesque buildings [...]
Taking a walk through the cemetery near Kiyo Mizu temple in Kyoto.
After Andy and I had dated about 6 months, we decided to take a trip somewhere far away and foreign to blow our yearly two weeks of vacation. Somehow, we decided on Japan, and set a [...]
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