Tag Archives: Lao

2009- Entry 2: Hue, Vietnam

The last night in Savanakhet was amazing. I went to the Sayaphom Temple at night for “wien tian,” where the people led by the monks walk with incense, flowers and lighted candles around the temple. All to the slow beat … Continue reading

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2009-Entry 1: Return to Savanakhet, Laos

When the afternoon sun starts to fry your brain to the point where you can’t think, it is time to get yourself to an airconditioned anyplace! That is where I am now.. well, airconditioned meaning it is marginally cooler than … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 6: Hue to Hanoi, Vietnam

OMG! I got back from dinner and turned on the TV….. “Vietnam Idol” was on! Is there NO escape? It was pretty bad no matter what language you sing in! The bus from Savanakhet, Laos left (surprisingly) on time. It … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 5: Savanakhet, Laos

I’ve woken from my nap. I’m feeling groggy, but I can’t decide if it is due to lack of sleep thanks to the long overnight bus ride to get here; the heat of the day and walking all over the … Continue reading

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2006- Entry 9- Endnotes- The Traveler’s Tips

Well, the final day has arrived. Last weekend I got together with some former teachers and students at the naval base in Sataheep about three hours southeast of Bangkok on the coast. I was surprised by the arrival of my … Continue reading

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2006- Entry 4: Chieng Rai, Thailand

¬†There is nothing like sitting in an internet cafe, listening to some wonderful jazz playing in the background, and sipping on a sweetner-free banana smoothie to make you reflect on the fact that just six hours before you were in … Continue reading

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2006- Entry 3: Luang Prabang, Laos

¬†Sitting here on my balcony at the Auberge Calao listening to the sounds of the morning– my overhead fan whipping the already muggy air; a rooster crows nearby; water splashing on a concrete floor as someone takes a bath; a … Continue reading

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