A massive reason why I am keeping this blog (besides an obsessive passion for writing and a rabid quest for fame and fortune) is to keep in close touch with loved ones back home. This here article, therefore is a big hug to all of you. It is an analysis of the things you [...Read More!]
The fish was so fluffy and delicious that the four of us were completely silent for the fifteen minutes it took to rip the tender flakes from the bones and devour them.
Ooh, the crispy garlic hugging the fried skin! Ooh, the fact that the little swimmer had been caught that very day on the [...Read More!]
Through the eight hours of mountainous twists and turns between Vang Vieng, Laos, and Luang Prabang, we asked ourselves: “Would ‘The Most Beautiful City in Southeast Asia’ live up to the hype?”
And there has been a LOT of hype about Luang Prabang. The most poignant, perhaps, was a friend on one of those whirlwind [...Read More!]
Crowing roosters prance next to restaurants playing “Family Guy” and “Friends” on loop to zoned-out tourists.
Jagged limestone mountains reach skyward behind five internet cafes in a row.
American beats thump late into the night as local Lao families put their children down to sleep for school the next day.
Laotians hand wash clothes in the river in [...Read More!]
Throwing up twenty-one times in twenty-four hours stinks. Being able to drag oneself two flights up to the hotel roof, however, and look out at the sawtooth mountains and glistening river of Vang Vieng, Laos… well, that eases the pain somewhat.
I think it was the squid soup that did me in, but who knows. [...Read More!]
What did I do today?
In a quest for exercise plus tourism, I covertly tagged along behind various packs of Buddhist monks!
We meandered all day through Vientiane, Laos, drinking in the colors, faces, structures, and warm air.
It was a delightful way to see this delightful city!
Let’s see where the monks led. 1. [...Read More!]