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Literacy Program in Laos: Big Brother Mouse

Big Brother Mouse Literacy Program A highlight of our visit to Luang Prabang was volunteering at The Big Brother Mouse literacy program headquarters. The project, which began in 2006, is Lao-owned and…

Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang, Laos

Travel Budget Laos: Counting Kip

Travel Budget Laos Although our time there was much shorter than we wanted, Laos left a lasting impression on us both and a thirst to return. When asked about our…

Cyclos in Yogyakarta

5 Fun Southeast Asian Taxis

From the simple cyclo to the most decked-out, sparkly tuk tuk, getting a ride in Southeast Asia is an adventure.  Having evolved from the need to navigate narrow streets quickly,…


Reflection: Laos

One of our favorite stops! Laos is a truly amazing place. Check out some of our favorite shots from our too-short time there.


My Ever Changing Name

After traveling in Asia for the last 9 months I’ve come up with an observation. I’m not sure if I’m the only person who feels this way or if other…

Sunset : Labuanbajo, Indonesia

2011 Photo Roundup

South Korea Knowing less about South Korea than either Japan or China made for some wonderful surprises. A rich, colorful culture and curious, helpful people made our visit here one…


Capital Border Town Vientiane

Our journey from Luang Namtha to Luang Prabang was over one of the few paved roads in Laos, and it was rough. The rainy season wreaks havoc with landslides, bridges…


Coffee Shake Confluence

The heart of Laos: Luang Prabang. Royal capital and seat of government until the communists took over in 1975, Luang Prabang retains its romantic atmosphere, magnificent wats, French provincial architecture…


Luang Namtha: Gone Green

With its proximity to the Nam Ha National Protected Area, and abundant activities for trekking, kayaking, cycling and rafting, Luang Namtha is a prime ecotourism destination in northern Laos.  Laos…


Doing Lines and Flying High in Laos

  Contrary to what we’d heard, crossing the border from (Chiang Khong) Thailand to (Huay Xai) Laos was a breeze. We arrived late in the afternoon and were the only…