The Thai Embassy in Vientiane, Laos - Meeting New Friends and Getting Sick

The Thai Embassy in Vientiane, Laos – Meeting New Friends and Getting Sick

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We arranged for a truck to take us from Vang Vieng to Vientiane, in order to visit The Thai Embassy in Vientiane, Laos. We heard the road was terrible for the 155 miles south, and didn’t feel like eating dust and going slow the entire way. We were on our way to the Thai Embassy […]

The Blue Lagoon and Cave or Buddhist Full Moon Festival - Decisions, Decisions!

The Blue Lagoon and Cave or Buddhist Full Moon Festival – Decisions, Decisions!

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We awoke to find it is the full moon Buddhist festival that happens only once year. Has something to do with this full moon in particular that should bring luck to the villagers. Processions with beating drums and cymbals were heading down the main street with an occasional chant of some sort. Monks were also […]

Nam Song River Tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos Isn't Dead Yet!

Nam Song River Tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos Isn’t Dead Yet!

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One of the most iconic Southeast Asia destinations is Vang Vieng and tubing down the Nam Song River.  From the “Same Same, but Different” t-shirts we have seen all over Asia and the world, to the countless stories told, we were ready for this!  We met up with our new friends from Australia, Rikki and Jesse, to go […]

Riding Motorbikes in Laos is a Learning Experience

Riding Motorbikes in Laos is a Learning Experience

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We left Phonsavanh in a cloud of dust to ride motorbikes in the mountains of Laos. Phonsavan wasn’t a favorite place in our “world top places to go” list. The cold temperatures were driving Shelly and I to warmer climates, and the town was nothing special in our eyes. I think the most important thing about the trip from Phonsavanh […]

The Vieng Xai Caves, Laos - Bunkers of the Communist Pathet Lao

The Vieng Xai Caves, Laos – Bunkers of the Communist Pathet Lao

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Pathet Lao History Lesson The organization under this name first appeared in 1950, when it was adopted by Lao forces under Prince Souphanouvong who was of the royal family of Lao, who joined the Viet Minh’s revolt against the colonial French authorities in Indochina during the First Indochina War. Prince Souphanouvong, who had spent seven […]