Category Archive: Laos

Jan
18

The Bumpy Road to Buddha Park

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As soon as the kids climb into the rickety old bus they begin to complain.  “Why can’t we take a taxi?” “This bus is dirty!” Every crevice of the bus is covered in a thick layer of fine dirt.  We could draw happy faces on every surface.  The seats have long ago lost any ability …

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Jan
14

Luang Prabang, A Sleepy City

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The Northern Laos city of Luang Prabang is a World Heritage Site and rightly so.  Situated on the Mekong River the draw to this town is its beautiful Wats and French architecture.  The people are friendly and aren’t pushy, even when they are trying to sell you something.  The streets are relatively quiet, full of …

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Jan
08

Cruising the Mekong In Style

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Cruising down the Mekong River, the sun shines brightly in my eyes and the wind whispers in my ears.  The river is wide, rocks jut out of its depths, and jungle hills blanket its edges.  Small villages with bamboo houses and thatch roofs remind us that although it feels like we are far from humanity, …

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