Off the grid

We'll be about 100 miles from Siem Reap for the next few days, camping amid Angkor ruins and at a pagoda in a mountain temple, so don't expect any more posts for a few days.…

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Footnotes from Laos

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As we headed to Cambodia, we put together a few remaining thoughts about the wonderful land of Laos. The Hmong tribe There are many tribal villages that have been resettled by the Lao government, and…

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Street smarts

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The snide way of starting this post…What’s more street smart than the average American 10 year old? Answer: any Lao village two year old child, or its chickens, cows and pigs. The not so snide…

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Laotian dreams

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One guide inLaos shared his aspirations with us by the end of our time together. In his early thirties now, with two children and the intention to have a third, he is aiming for a…

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Giving thanks

So there's not a turkey in sight, no mashed potatoes, no gravy. It's just a regular workday here in SE Asia and a regular travel day for most of the people we've met, since we've…

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