Mighty Mekong River. 22-23 January 2015

Posted by Pat on January 24, 2015 in Travel |

Early morning, I embark on my two-day voyage on the Mekong River. Luang Prabang is quiet, floating fog conceals hilltop temples and peaks, adding mystery and romance as our long-boat proceeds up the Mekong. Today, I will discover what makes this river ‘mighty.’

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Luang Prabang, Lao. 20-21 January 2015

Posted by Pat on January 23, 2015 in Travel |

I arrive at the modern, clean Luang Prabang International Airport (driving would take hours). Our flight is late so we rush to lunch along the Nam Khan River. No fear anyone starves as the food continues to be superb. I pass some of my plethora of riches to the pregnant cat at my feet. This […]

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Vientiane, Lao – “Land of a Million Elephants”. 19 January 2015

Posted by Pat on January 23, 2015 in Travel |

It’s Monday so I must be in Lao. Flying into Vientiane, I see the beauty of the land with its rice fields, buffaloes, the Mekong River, trees and green expanses. On the ground, I immediately notice the clean streets, lack of motor scooters (car to scooter ratio is 4:1), traffic lights are obeyed, and several […]

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