Chris on April 14th, 2009

Jodi has this thing with massages; she loves them but will only get a massage if someone she knows, i.e. me, is right along side going through the same experience. Personally I can take ‘em or leave them. They are usually more painful than relaxing, and the money spent really isn’t worth the cost. At [...]

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Chris on April 5th, 2009

Upon arriving in Vientiane we had one goal in mind, obtaining our visa for China. We initially planned to get our Chinese visa along with our Russian visa in Hong Kong. But upon further research, we realized that Hong Kong was REALLY expensive. Waiting four days for our Chinese visa plus six days for our [...]

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Jodi on April 1st, 2009

Vang Vieng. This was the hardest post to write to date. In no other place have we felt more conflicted about our presence than Vang Vieng. Set against the Nam Song River and surrounded by limestone karsts, it’s easy to understand its popularity. What’s harder to understand is how this town transformed itself from a [...]

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Jodi on March 28th, 2009

After our unforgettable journey into Laos, we hurried to the bus station the next morning to catch a bus onto Luang Prabang. We were low on funds and thought we could only get money in one of the larger cities (for any future travelers to Laos, we now know that BCEL is in nearly every [...]

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Jodi on March 21st, 2009

From former traveler posts, we knew our chosen route into Laos was not a fun one. When people dream about traveling around the world, this conglomeration of bus rides to cross from Vietnam into Laos at the Sop Hun/Tay Trang border is not what they fantasize about. In any event, we chose to head on from Sapa over [...]

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