Oct 312006
 

Spent quite a bit of today sitting with a coffee on the riverbank catching up with blog etc. I’ve put some more funny stories up re: Myanmar and some pics and stuff about Laos.

 Posted by at 11:43 am
Oct 312006
 
Still Laos, but where next here?

Before the blurb, here’s some images of people in a local Mong village : Yesterday I got up at 5.30am to see the monks walking down the main road, getting their alms (is that how you spell it?), then heading on the trek. In the evening I bought a duvet cover (yes, excatly, but hey […]

 Posted by at 11:24 am
Oct 312006
 
Luang Prabang stuff

Monks on parade at 6am : Mini Monks on parade at 6am : Slippers on display in the night market : On the boat to the Sae waterfall : The view from my guesthouse over the Nam Khong river : When I got to Luang Prabang I liked it immediately. The central part of it […]

 Posted by at 11:10 am
Oct 262006
 

I had an early morning and headed from Chiang Rai on the 6am bus to Chiang Khong on the Thai borderm thinking there would be a rush for the boat, leaving between 8 and 9am. The border crossing here is so easy…. a stamp from the Thai immigration, then a 20 Baht boat across the […]

 Posted by at 11:32 am
Oct 252006
 

Having ran out of gas on the Thai/Myanmar border, tomorrow it’s time for me to hit Laos. I hope to catch a bus at stupid AM, catch the boat across the river, then spend 2 days cruising down to Luang Prabang to hook up with my sister. I wanted to head north but timing dictates […]

 Posted by at 1:41 pm
Oct 242006
 
Golden Triangle motorbike trip

Mum – don’t read this ;-> Long Blog..but a funny one. Last night I landed in Chiang Rai after a night in Bangkok in transit from Myanmar. I was keen to have a great night out with Tracy, and unfortunately we stumbled into a good bar after eating in the oh-so-touristy Cabbages & COndoms restaurant […]

 Posted by at 1:34 pm
Oct 232006
 
Myanmar - a 50's film set, but the nicest people

More monks than tourists, more water than I’ve ever seen (some people call them floods), more like a 1950’s film set than a country, the most blatent locals’s versus foreigners travel pricing I’ve seen, the hardest travelling I’ve done yet (we opted not to fly except once) and the friendliest people in South East Asia. […]

 Posted by at 9:46 am
Oct 222006
 

More monks than tourists, more water than I’ve ever seen (some people call them floods), more like a 1950’s film set than a country, the most blatent locals’s versus foreigners travel pricing I’ve seen, the ‘hardest’ travelling I’ve done yet (we opted not to fly except once) and the friendliest people in South East Asia. […]

 Posted by at 1:32 pm
Oct 222006
 

We were bowled over at the reception we got from the family running the Teakwood Guesthouse. Despite thinking we would move accommodation, we decided to stay there, wading in and out of the accommodation, on the worst flooded street in town. We spent a few days generally chilling around the town. We took one afternoon […]

 Posted by at 11:30 am
Oct 222006
 

We got up at 4am to hope we’d get a seat on the bus at 5am, as we knew there were a few more people leaving from our accommodation. As we were taken a few metres down the road, I hopped off and grabbed a couple of tickets, just before all the locals piled on. […]

 Posted by at 11:30 am