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Laos

Biking around the world

One thing I like to do when I travel is bike wherever I can. It’s fun, it’s active and it allows you to cover a lot of terrain but doesn’t go so fast that you miss the core sites. Although all of the biking I […]

You know you are in Southeast Asia when…

You know you are in Southeast Asia when…

you see a motorbike used as a minivan. street food is better than restaurant food. you can get a delicious meal for $1. you see livestock transported on the back of a motorbike. people try to sell you useless things and convince you that you […]

Transportation and conveyance in Southeast Asia

Transportation and conveyance in Southeast Asia

Vietnam, by far, had the funniest things being transported by motorbike or pedicab.                                                              

Sleeping in Southeast Asia

Sleeping in Southeast Asia

It’s common to see people passed out in various places in Asia. Here is a small collection:                        

Funny signs pt. 2

Funny signs pt. 2

Okay, some of these signs are not funny but are still worth posting. Thailand           Laos             Vietnam                     Cambodia

The Death Bus – To hell and back

The Death Bus – To hell and back

As mentioned in the previous post, I decided to take a long-haul bus to Hanoi. The Lonely Planet and backpackers call it The Death Bus. I had read about the horribleness of it: the buses were crowded, cramped etc. I had to seriously consider the […]

Laos – Food for thought

Laos – Food for thought

80% of Laos’ working population work in agriculture but only 4% of Laos’ land is arable

Laos – Observations

Laos – Observations

Despite the poverty, the Lao people seem happy. You would never know that they have one of the corrupt governments in the world. From an outsider’s perspective, there appeared to be a good social fabric in place. Most families lived together in large units. I […]

Laos – Land of Sabaidee!

Laos – Land of Sabaidee!

Everytime I hear the word Laos I think of a hilarious scene from King of The Hill. An Asian family has just moved next door to Hank Hill. He and his friends approach the family and the following ensues: Hank: So are you Chinese or […]