Category Archives: Laos

Our two travel mistakes (you also won’t want to make)

We travel 365 days/year, year after year, and even we might have thought rookie travel mistakes were all in our past. But no, we went halfway around the world to a little island tucked far away in the Mekong River … Continue reading

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Passing time on an island

In every review of Don Khon Island the potential visitor is warned that there is not much to do but lie in a hammock and relax. We thought that certainly there must be more to do than that, and we … Continue reading

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Travel days call for patience and flexibility

Some complicated travel days weigh on us. Will we have enough patience and flexibility to get to our destination? We tell ourselves it’s just a matter of passing time, and we WILL get there. This is the tale of one … Continue reading

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Bolaven without the motorbikes

We read the many accounts of travelers hopping on rented motorbikes and touring the high plateau of Bolaven in Laos. We decided to pass on that one, but Bolaven popped up as an afternoon option to tag on to our … Continue reading

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If in doubt, add a UNESCO World Heritage Site to your itinerary

We considered many places to visit in Laos. Our traveling companions, Cliff and Ruth, threw in suggestions, and we added more. We’re all slow travelers, preferring to stay in a destination for what seems an inordinately long time to most … Continue reading

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Travel planning is just a big jigsaw puzzle

Well over a year ago we sat down with a lot of ideas for a trip around the world, starting in Southeast Asia. We started to piece it all together slowly, but surely. We saw all the pieces coming together, … Continue reading

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A surprise to end every day

We zig-zagged through Luang Prabang – cycling, visiting sights, doing crafts (along with purchasing a few), and walking though the old French neighborhood. Every day unfolded with a different view of life in Luang Prabang. Ah, but what did we … Continue reading

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