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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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Waterfalls, bears, and butterflies – in that order

When we heard about a much-visited waterfall near Luang Prabang, Laos we were puzzled. Really? A waterfall? It just wasn’t what we imagined we’d go to see in a UNESCO World Heritage Site city. When we looked online to learn … Continue reading

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Going by the numbers

Around the breakfast table it was decided: the next day we’d visit some of the wats we’d passed on our walks. Wats are Buddhist monasteries or temples. We don’t know how many wats are in Luang Prabang, but our 15 … Continue reading

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How much time is the right amount of time?

Why did we choose to visit Luang Prabang, Laos? For starters, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrated for its “unique and ‘remarkably’ well preserved architectural, religious and cultural heritage….” It seems many travelers only stay a few days, which … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to me!

Sometimes things seem to just work out perfectly, without even trying. Beth realized her big birthday (one of those birthdays ending in an “0”) would fall soon after we arrived in Luang Prabang, Laos. What a great place to celebrate … Continue reading

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The disorienting speed of abandoning slow travel

We prefer to travel slowly. When we take a road trip, we try to stay awhile to enjoy interesting places along the way. We don’t drive every day, and, when we do drive, we restrict our driving time to just … Continue reading

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