Life is what's happening while you're busy making other plans

21 juillet 2011

Luang Prabang - Laos

Picked up my dad in Vientiane, no problem. For his first afternoon in Laos, we took him to a little retreat (despite being in town, we were in the middle of the forest) in a little bamboo house with a home-made sauna, then got a one-hour Lao-style massage. We spent another day in Vientiane, cycling around to see the sights, eating at the market. Then we took a day bus to go North to Luang Prabang. It was a loooooong bus ride: 350 km in 11 hours. We've mainly been travelling by night these days so I found the bus ride quite long,... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2011

Goodbye Thailand - Hello Laos

I'm running a bit behind! After Chiang Mai, we headed slowly back down to Bangkok, stopping in Sukothai and Ayuthaya on the way for some cultural visits. We rented bikes and cycled our way around the ruins under a scorching hot sun. Back in Bangkok I saw my brother who made the most of a business trip to drop by and say hello. It was great to see him and he treated me to a l-o-v-e-l-y massage and diner by the river.  Our time with Thomas' parents was up, three weeks just flashed by. We said our goodbyes and as they headed to... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2011

Photos of Cambodia and Thailand

I've uploaded some photos of Cambodia and Thailand. Just click on the photo links on the right-hand side of the page!
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03 juillet 2011

Pai, Chiang Mai and election day with the in-laws

After these three intense days we headed back to Thailand and decided to go straight back up north. Which meant a journey of over 24 hours. We took the bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok (leaving at 8 am, arriving at 7 pm), then from Bangkok to Chiang Mai (9pm to 6am the next day) then from Chiang Mai to Pai (7am to 11am). Congratulations to the in-laws who made it without a complaint and without even being tired! I was worse off than they were, on the third day of our visiting Angkor I took a 5-hour long nap and after arriving in Pai... [Lire la suite]
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