Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Nine Hour Tour

There are basically two ways to get to our next destination, Muang Ngoi. The first is to take a 4 hour mini bus ride through the curvy mountain roads and then hop on a boat upriver 1 hour. The other … Continue reading

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Long gone in Luang Prabang

We know food has been a focus of many of our posts and in Luang Prabang (LPB) we found the cheap food jackpot. For about $4 per person per day we ate: sausage and cheese sandwiches and bananas or noodles … Continue reading

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La la la Laos

Take a plane…. take a bus… take a plane…1 hour… take a bus…23 hours… take a plane…free peanuts…take a bus…onions piled into the walkways with very little leg room. What do you think we did? With much debate, we finally … Continue reading

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Hanoi Part II

¬†After a four hour bus ride back to Hanoi from Halong Bay we were kicked out at a random location about a kilometer away from our hotel. We were a bit confused because the driver asked for the name of … Continue reading

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Free Falling

John leaned back and looked down to see the consequences that lay 20 feet below. Feeling exhausted, he reached for the next hold. All of a sudden he slipped and started falling, no rope to stop him. All Erin could … Continue reading

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I Do It Myself

John’s grandma, Edna Williams, tells a story of a time when John was four years old and attempting to walk up the stairs wearing a pair of swimming fins. Grandma noticed this wasn’t going so well for her grandson and … Continue reading

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Hanoi Part I

We arrived in Hanoi around 10am after a 17 hour train ride from Hoi An. The train was a great way to see the countryside, weaving in and out of the coast line in the afternoon and in the morning … Continue reading

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