Monthly Archives: June 2011

“People Don’t Rush”

Friday, June 24th, the 12th day of our adventure.  With 4 countries and 6 hotels in 11 days already under our belts, Madeleine and I definitely needed a little rest.  As luck would have it, we were in the perfect … Continue reading

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Monks, Morning Market, and the Mekong

We arose bright and early at 5:30 am Thursday morning to take part in Luang Prabang’s daily ritual of giving alms to the monks.  Local townspeople and tourists line up along the main roads of the town, kneel on bamboo … Continue reading

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Luang Prabang

After meeting our guide, Doua, at the Luang Prabang airport Wednesday afternoon, we transferred to our amazing hotel, the Amantaka, in the center of town, and then set out on a quick tour of some of the town’s main attractions. … Continue reading

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Tonle Sap

Our balloon ride, which had promised panoramic views of the Angkor site, was canceled the next morning due to impending rain. So we decided to make a short drive south to see Tonle Sap and one of its many floating … Continue reading

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Siem Reap: The Khmer Empire

We arrived in Siem Reap the night of June 20th, around 8pm (our flight from Hanoi was a bit delayed). We walked off the plane and met our Cambodian guide, Mr. Ta, which literally means “old man” in Khmer. As … Continue reading

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Moonshine with Mrs. Han

On the drive back from Ha Long bay, about an hour or so outside of Hanoi, our car unexpectedly rolled to a stop along the highway. We rubbed our tired eyes and took in the landscape, miles and miles of … Continue reading

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Ha Long Bay

We embarked on the Vietnamese junk Ha Long Spirit early afternoon and set sail (figuratively speaking) for Ha Long Bay. The voyage began with an air of mystery and adventure, but Agatha Christie or Gilligan’s Island?  One never knows. We were … Continue reading

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