Monthly Archives: October 2016

Chasing Waterfalls

We’ve spent the last two days enjoying the beautiful waterfalls located right outside of Luang Prabang. Yesterday, after much negotiation with a Tuk Tuk driver, we headed to Tad Sae, a favorite waterfall of  locals. The Tuk Tuk dropped us … Continue reading

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Monkey Kings and Mushrooms

The great monkey king, Hannuman, brought Mount Phousi to Luang Prabang all the way from Sri Lanka to whet a Laotian queen’s appetite for mushrooms. At least that’s what a Laotian folk tale would have you believe.  John and I … Continue reading

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Around Luang Prabang

They appear quietly in the mornings, wrapped in orange robes like slender pieces of fruit. Often, they move in small groups, a blotch of orange against a backdrop of white buildings. Sometimes, a lone l’homme d’orange wanders the streets carrying … Continue reading

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4000 Islands

No regrets in leaving Cambodia, particularly after the bus company we, and several other tourists, hired to take us to Nakasong, Laos dropped us at the border and promptly left with no explanation. We exited Cambodian passport control, walked across … Continue reading

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A Promise Kept at Angkor Wat

A great way to learn about what you’re seeing while visiting the temples of Angkor is to tour the Angkor National Museum. The museum gives you a basic grounding in the history of the Khmer Empire as well as some … Continue reading

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Dragonflies over Angkor

Siem Reap, located in northwestern Cambodia, owes its existence to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th through the 15th centuries. We hopped a short, one-hour flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap yesterday, arriving … Continue reading

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The Passing of a King

Several days ago while in Chiang Mai, John and I found a cinema with movies in their original language. We popped in to see The Girl on the Train. At the end of the previews,  pictures of the king of Thailand, … Continue reading

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