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Photos: Vang Vieng

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Geez, I’m on fire with these entries. Gotta make the most of having days with nothing to do and cheap internet. So, here’s some pics from Vang Vieng. None of the snake though, unfortunately, you just have to trust me that it actually happened. C’mon, a two and half foot long snake, that’s nothing, if I was making it up, I would’ve made it at least 6, and it probably would’ve breathed fire too, and said something about the new Harry Potter book.

Vang Vieng. The view across the river from Vang Vieng. Not a bad spot to spend a couple of days. view image

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Vang Vieng: The Snake Hunter

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

The afternoon had melted away. Our last in Vang Vieng; Bec and I spent the twilight hours of the day sitting in an open bamboo hut by the river, watching the sky turn slowly pink as the sun grew tired, drinking BeerLao, and eating a delicious Lao dish of chicken Laap; minced chicken mixed with lime juice, mint leaves and chilli, and served with lettuce and sticky rice. Tubers and Kayakers floated past, Jack Johnson wafted out of the nearby speakers, and little Lao kids played in the sand, running and smiling and laughing.

Yeah, life was pretty darn good.

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Photos: Laos, First Go

Saturday, January 21st, 2006
And now, onto the country with everyone's favourite folk tale, Laos! Woo Hoo! Hmmm, left or right. Our choice of slow boats for our two day trip from Chiang Khong to Luang Prabang; the empty one on the right or ... [Continue reading this entry]

Vang Vieng: The Hills, They Are Alive

Saturday, January 21st, 2006
After 5 great days in Luang Prabang, it was time for Bec and I to move on. 5 or 6 hours south, on the way to the country's capital, Vientiane, lay the town of Vang Vieng. Seen in the backpacking ... [Continue reading this entry]

Luang Prabang: 9496 Days

Friday, January 20th, 2006
January 12. Normally, if I spoke to my Mum on this date, the majority of her sentences would begin, "X years ago today...." or in this case, "26 years ago today...." Laos. Luang Prabang. This is where I would spend my ... [Continue reading this entry]

Luang Prabang: Are You Marry?

Friday, January 20th, 2006
The thing about Laos is, you never have to rush. And although I'd heard this before from other travellers, it remains a difficult thing to rid yourself of Western habits overnight. That's how we ended up rushing to catch our ... [Continue reading this entry]

Mekong River: Open What?

Monday, January 16th, 2006
9am on the 9th of January, and Bec and I were sitting in the back of a pick-up truck with 6 other travellers, legs akwardly pushed aside by the row of packs resting in the middle of the tray, being ... [Continue reading this entry]