Monthly archive for June2014

Bombies

Bombies

I have been abroad for about a month and my sense of cleanliness and luxury has been redefined.  Before flying out east  was not aware that Laos was ranked one of the 20 poorest countries in the world by the UN.  At the time of this…

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My first home stay in a remote Village

My first home stay in a remote Village

While floating down the Mekong river for two days we stopped for the night at a remote village off the banks of the river.  It was a planned stop that Stray organized and is something I would have never been able to do by myself….

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My first home stay in a remote Village

My first home stay in a remote Village

While floating down the Mekong river for two days we stopped for the night at a remote village off the banks of the river.  It was a planned stop that Stray organized and is something I would have never been able to do by myself….

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Floating down the Mekong

Floating down the Mekong

One of my trip highlights so far that has slowed me down and taken me away from anticipating every next moment was floating down the Mekong river.  Our small stray group of about six enjoyed a wooden slow boat that took us from the border…

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand after Bangkok and is located in the northern mountainous part of the country.  I headed there after my overnight train from Bangkok –> Ayutthaya –> Chiang Mai. Highlights of my two days in Chiang Mai: hanging…

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Enjoying the Journey

Enjoying the Journey

Day one of my solo trip I found myself not sure what was going on.  (this is a preview to the next week of my trip as well.  honestly, maybe most of it) I showed up at the Stray Travel office believing that my Southeast…

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Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya, Thailand

About fifty miles north of Bangkok lies the former Capitol of Thailand, Ayutthaya.  Once known as the “Pearl of the East,” Ayutthaya was the capitol of Thailand for nearly 400 years until the Burmese destroyed it.  Rather than rebuild, the King decided to rebuild his…

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Stray

Stray

On Tuesday, June 17th, I started my solo trip across Southeast Asia and said adieu to Joyce and Bethea and Bangkok.  Stray Travel is a company that organizes transportation for like minded travelers on a pre-set route.  If you’d like to jump off the bus…

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Team Thailand – Laura

Team Thailand – Laura

Team Thailands lifeguard.  Really.  

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Team Thailand – Leslie

Team Thailand – Leslie

Team Thailand’s first death.     Edited with BlogPad Pro

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