I had a lot of reasons for leaving my career and home to travel around the world in August of 2009, and one of them was a vision of starting a new life abroad. For the first eight months of my voyage, I was convinced that (after rockin’ out Asia and Africa) I would find [...Read More!]
As you likely know, I spent the nine months from August of 2009 to May of 2010 traveling around the world, and one of my favorite countries on the journey was Laos.
Now, by clicking on the link below, you can see the deliciousness that is Laos whittled into a colorful photo essay for Boston.com !
It was hour nine of day two on the Mekong river boat. I was deep into a crossword puzzle, lying half off my seat, feet high on the bench in front. Suddenly I heard a gasp.
“Psst, Lil!” hissed the eccentric Australian computer programmer, her hand on her heart, “That Korean guy has been [...Read More!]
(Note: All photos accompanying this article are from the two-day Mekong Riverboat journey from Luang Prabang, Laos, to Huay Xai on the Thai border… including some serious elephant action at one pit-stop. Yeah, I have no idea why they were there, either, but they’re awesome!)
“Ah, I see you just finished “Tropic of Cancer”!” said Rebecca [...Read More!]
Sheesh, folks, calm yourselves!
After posting my flight plan changes (staying in Southeast Asia until late December and postponing the Dubai/Turkey leg) I received a veritable barrage of flustered emails. Let’s answer some of the questions you posed to see if we can all soothe our souls a bit.
Q: “Why aren’t [...Read More!]
I cursed foully when my friends electronically forced me to take the two day riverboat up the Mekong.
“You’ve taken every other form of transport!” hollered one chum. “Another bus would just be boring for us to read about.”
“Grr, then,” I grumbled, and fearfully hopped aboard.
Today, however, emerging from an absolutely delicious two [...Read More!]