Monthly Archives: December 2014

Throw a ball and get married

Today was our last day in Laos. And we experienced one of our most exhilarating highlights. The annual ‘traditional Hmong festival’ was in full swing the week we were in Luang Prabang. We were incredibly fortunate since it is a … Continue reading

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The lazy Mekong

We followed the sluggish Mekong upriver to the Pak Ou caves today. The pregnant river moves in brown, silt filled waves from China that has dammed its bounty in two places and past Thailand and into Cambodia. Heavy rice barges … Continue reading

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Humble Luang Prabang

On our way to an early morning start we were totally enchanted by the Laotian ritual of distributing daily alms to the monks. They stood silently and patiently in line many as young as ten. It is special and prestigious … Continue reading

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Heavenly Laos

I fell in love with Luang Prabang/Laos from my first sight of rugged mountain peaks and a muddy brown river meandering lazily through deep green valleys. The heavy air is redolent with the scent of Indian hill stations from my … Continue reading

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Our last day in Singapore

As our last day in Singapore draws to a close I am filled with a sense of loss. Tomorrow we leave for Luang Prabang in Laos. It has been a sensory visit with sights and food experiences that have stimulated … Continue reading

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A second day in Singapore

Our journey continued today with a fulfilling second day in Singapore. I followed the usual pattern of jet lag and hyperactivity with an unwanted body clock wake up call at 3.30. ┬áBut, with excitement pulsing through my veins at what … Continue reading

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How delightfully hot it is here

We arrived in Singapore yesterday morning, bedraggled and dying to crawl into a soft bed after what seemed like days of travel. Anthony Bourdain had specifically mentioned a lack of an authoritarian presence so I was rather taken aback with … Continue reading

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