Laos in Pictures

We spent just over two weeks in Laos, crossing over from the northern most border with Thailand on the Mekong river. We packed a lot into our 22 days in the country and strangely also felt like we took it easy. We spent a few days trekking with a guide through minority Hmong villages in the north and spending a night with the most unlikely of Shamans.  We zipped through the forest listening to the sound of Gibbons and then took the amazingly... Read More

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... Read More