Yesterday’s Southeast Asia recap focusing on food and transport shows two of the more typical blog topics when it comes to travel. Often, I find that I take pictures of signage and random things (like funny looking dogs) and forget to compile and post them. In reality, these little oddities and humorous mistranslations are one […]
Last week, my friend Lauren (aka my southeast Asia travel buddy) and I caught up over lunch. We first traveled abroad together in Africa in 2008 and then in southeast Asia in 2010. We threw out ideas for a future trip (maybe in 2012… see a pattern?) but mostly reminisced about ridiculous times and favorite […]
I never had a desire to go to Southeast Asia. I dreamed of going to Africa years before I ever stepped foot on the continent. Even a year before setting out on my around the world trip, Southeast Asia had never crossed my mind- I was leaning towards South America or Australia/New Zealand for this […]
After my adventurous bus ride from Vietnam to Laos, we got to Muang Khua and just got lucky. A man was heading in his boat to Nong Khiaw and agreed to give us a ride for a cheaper rate than normal. We thought we’d have to stay overnight in this village, so the fact that […]
The Plain of Jars is a series of archaeological sites in Laos. There are more than 90 sites with anywhere from 1 to 400 jars at each. No one really knows what they were used for. Scientists have theories and local legends are in abundance. The mysterious element drew me to the Plain of Jars […]
These longtail boats in Muong Ngoi Neua are critical to locals’ livelihoods. With no roads, the Nam Ou River is the only form of transport in and out of Muong Ngoi Neua. Locals rely largely on fishing for both food and sale.