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Trekking In Northern Vietnam
We have just returned from a short trekking trip in northern Vietnam.  We had read about the region's people along with its rugged beauty and decided to go check it out for ourselves.  We were delighted with what was waiting for us. The Sa Pa Valley is a st...
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What A Week, Luang Prabang!
What a week it has been in Luang Prabang!   Most of our time was spent wandering streets and back alleys, snapping photos, shopping in all the markets, eating fantastic food, and visiting waterfalls. The Laotian people have been nothing short of welcoming a...
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Elephant Conservation Centre
Joe and I just spent two amazing days at the Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury, about a 3 hour drive south of Luang Prabang in Laos. It was wonderful. We learned so much about these amazing creatures.  And were so heartbroken to learn of their mistr...
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Slow Boat Down The Mekong River
We crossed the border into the People's Democratic Republic of Laos yesterday morning and boarded boat 999 headed for the UNESCO Heritage Site of Luang Prabang.  We travelled 330 kilometres over two days. Xsa, our guide, was excellent; knowledgeable, friend...
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Later, Thailand!
After our wonderful week in Pai, we headed back to Chiang Mai to spend New Years.  Our days were filled with wandering around town aimlessly, trying out different food stalls, going to the daily markets and having one last massage. We stayed in a hostel not...
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Later, Thailand!
After our wonderful week in Pai, we headed back to Chiang Mai to spend New Years.  Our days were filled with wandering around town aimlessly, trying out different food stalls, going to the daily markets and having one last massage. We stayed in a hostel not...
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Life of Pai
The White Buddha sits on a hillside above Pai. We left Chiang Mai, boarded a bus, and took a 3 hour bus ride through twisting mountain roads to the town of Pai.   Pai has a definite 'hippy' vibe to it.  Bare feet and dreadlocks, cool bars and funky cafes, b...
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Until We Meet Again, Chiang Mai!
Our 12 days in bustling Chaing Mai have been fantastic.  We've seen and done things we never imagined seeing or doing.  We've met marvelous people and eaten incredible food.  And consumed a lot of beer!  We had Thai massages every other day, the dogs entert...
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Good-Bye Chiang Mai!
Our 12 days in bustling Chaing Mai have been so much fun.  We've learned lots.  We've seen and done things we never imagined seeing or doing.  We've met marvelous people and eaten incredible food.   We had fantastic Thai massages every other day, the dogs e...
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Chiang Mai
Before we left for Southeast Asia, Joe and I joined a house-sitting website.  As Joe was scrolling through the site looking at various offers, what to our wondering eyes should appear but an ad from a veterinarian looking for house-sitters in Chiang Mai for...
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