Entries from Laos

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Mane Event

We humans spend plenty of time, energy, money and thought on our appearance. A bazillion companies are banking on our vanity. Isolate just hair and think of all the shampoos, conditioners, styling pro

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Home Visit: Part 2

We managed to secure a nice hotel room for our stay in Chiang Mai. Andrea and Nell had a stunning view of a large, golden Wat (temple) off their balcony. We would often meet there for the sunset and r

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Home Visit

There are people throughout your life that you can count on. If you are fortunate, this all begins early with your parents and a deep sense that no matter what life throws at you in those beginning ye

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The Last Days of Laos

This is our last morning in Laos. Tonight at 8pm we’ll board a plane in darkness and take it on faith that the other darkness down below is the border with Vietnam and then Hanoi itself. But it coul

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Luang Prabang, II

More images from our week in Luang Prabang, Laos.

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A Day in the Life of Luang Prabang

These are gentle days in Luang Prabang.   It begins at 5:45am. I stir Liam awake and together we walk outside to the sound of drums from the temple across the street. By 6am the monks are leaving

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The Waterfall

More images of Luang Prabang and our day at the waterfall an hour outside of town.

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The Waterfall

It’s a little after 7 in the morning here in Luang Prabang. The dewy wetness in the air doesn’t surprise me but the chill does. If only I could twitch my nose, “Bewitched”-like, and have a Fre

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Luang Prabang

Just a few images of our first day in this beautiful colonial town along the Mekong River.

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Luang Prabang

Baguettes, crepes, muffins, lattes with designs of flowers on the foam. Lamp posts, quiet yellow lighting on the streets at night. Sidewalk cafes with linen tablecloths over the iron tables, with wait

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Down the Mekong

For two days we sailed down the Mekong River from Thailand into Laos--two days we thought would be miserable and cramped but turned out to be full of leisure, full of stunning scenery, full of new fri

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Down the river into Laos

Here’s the scene:   We’re on a very long boat going down the Mekong River from Thailand into the interior of Laos. It’s a two-day boat trip, and it’s fabulous. The river running beneath u