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Laos Mountain Roads

Laos looks small on the map. At 236,800 square kilometers, it’s only slightly smaller than the UK or my home state of Michigan. What these maps don’t show is a landscape the likes of which I had never really seen… Continue Reading →

The Road Not Taken: Revelations and Bus Stations

There are those moments when stark realizations overlay themselves on what you are experiencing in the moment. Perhaps they come from song lyrics. From a literary reference. Or maybe something passively told to you drunkenly at a bar. At the… Continue Reading →

Muang Sing: A Foggy Dawn in the Morning Market

If there is one spot all the guides of Muang Sing say is a “must see”, it’s the town’s Morning Market.  To be perfectly honest, at that time, markets never interested me all that much.  However, they have since grown… Continue Reading →

Muang Sing: Fleeting Friendships in the Night Market

This is where I found myself; I had been away from the United States for nearly a year. Through intermittent wifi, I received word my best friend of a decade had died. And I had just exited a bus in… Continue Reading →

  A prelude; This is a draft that has been sitting on my computer for a while. I don’t consider it anywhere near finished, and I don’t think it’s on a subject about which I could ever capture the feelings… Continue Reading →

Huay Xai: Crossing the Mekong

The border between Thailand’s Chiang Khong and Laos’ Huay Xai was the most relaxed border I have ever seen. It’s actually harder to get out of Thailand than it is to get into Laos. Chiang Khong itself is a ways… Continue Reading →

Weekly Reblog #32: Thai Coup: Returning to Lao, where it is more stable.

Thai Coup: Returning to Lao, where it is more stable. | dorishimoda “It is one day after the Thai military coup d’etat was declared. It was one day after that a 10 pm to 5 am curfew was declared. Rumors… Continue Reading →

Weekly Reblog #31: Animals on Don Det

Animals on Don Det | E.A.T. – Eating And Traveling “They walk onto balconies, into stores, and their sounds dominate. Buffaloes, bunnies, bugs, geckos, spiders, a wonderfully spiritual amount of butterflies and moths, pigs, cats, dogs, ducks, geese and the… Continue Reading →

Monday Travel Quote: The World Round

Visa Run, Vientiane

More and more I hear of foreigners in Thailand making their visa runs – the process of leaving Thailand’s borders in order to obtain a new visa or extend an entry on their existing visa – going across the border… Continue Reading →

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