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2011 June : Bruce Peck Adventures
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Zen Moment with Tea and Monks

Sitting on guesthouse balcony looking at this, drinking a cup of tea, listening to rain and the sound of monks chanting from inside. Very zen.  Read More

Trapped

Trapped by a passing rainstorm, Sasha and I have taken refuge in the cafe attached to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center in Laos. I’m drinking traditional Mak Toum Tea to pass the time. Our self-guided bicycle tour of Luang Prabang is officially on hold. Our biggest challenge at the moment: will Sasha have the willpower to restrain herself from buying everything at the crafts shop? Only time will tell.  Read More

Slow Boat to Luang Prabang

I am sitting at the Arthouse Cafe in Luang Prabang, Laos uploading a video and drinking a delicious cup of Lao coffee. We arrived in Luang Prabang last night after two days on the “slow boat” from Huay Xai. The boat ride was a welcome change of pace after what was essentially five days of trekking. The boat made it’s way down the river as promised – slow. We read, we worked on pictures, prepared a couple of blog posts and talked with new friends while... Read More

Living in a Treehouse

When you’re signing up for something called the Gibbon Experience it’s not hard to understand why you might have the impression that you’ll see gibbons. And that’s probably why they tell you it’s really unlikely. Yet, Sasha and I gladly signed up for what has been our most expensive activity to date. Black gibbons are apes with really long arms and relatively small bodies. They live in the third or highest canopy of the jungle and can swing between... Read More

Our Homestay with a Shaman

We’d been wanting to visit one of the hill tribes that live in northern Thailand or Laos. When we found out we had a two day wait for The Gibbon Experience, we decided to head for the hills and see a tribe. After hitting the trekking shops, we were mostly dissappointed with the offerings: one-day trips to over touristed villages. We’d all but given up hope when a shop handed us a faded printout about a 2 day trek to a Hmong village with a guide who was a school teacher... Read More