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Luang Prabang


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My first stop in Laos was arrived at by slow boat from Thailand over two days. The trip was beautiful and LP was a great time, too, not to mention plenty beautiful in its own right.

Blog - I'm in Laos

72 files, last one added on May 28, 2008
Album viewed 26 times

Vang Vieng


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Tubing capital of the world... and so much more. Situated on the Nam Song river and surrounded by karst, it is home to kayaking, rock climbing, caving, and more. And the drive from Luang Prabang is nothing to sleep through, either.

Blog - SE Asia By Innertube: The Vang Vieng Story

69 files, last one added on May 29, 2008
Album viewed 28 times

South-Central Laos


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From the capital village of villages, Vientiane, to the Bolaven Plateau and finally where the Mekong River spreads into a sea of 4000 islands in Si Pha Don, I travelled south in Laos towards the Cambodian border.

Blog - Vientiane on the Quick

55 files, last one added on Jun 05, 2008
Album viewed 33 times

Phnom Penh


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The first stop in Cambodia, largely due to a lack of infrastructure, was the capital city of Phnom Penh. It was a harrowing journey and a harrowing city with an indefinable charm all the same.

Blog - Phnom Penh Expedition

35 files, last one added on Jun 05, 2008
Album viewed 19 times

Siem Reap


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A stopover in northwest Cambodia to explore the legendary temples of Angkor Wat and area.

Blog - Angkor Wat's What

32 files, last one added on Jun 18, 2008
Album viewed 17 times

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)


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Whatever you call it, my first stop in Vietnam was a pleasant one with its own character and quite distinct from Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. Tunnels, the Mekong Delta, and history await.

Blog - Don't Miss Saigon

43 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2008
Album viewed 30 times

Mui Ne is Money


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A small beach town four hours north of Ho Chi Minh was a great place to scale some sand dunes and look out over fishing villages and the South China Sea.

Blog - Mui Ne Is Money

22 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2008
Album viewed 18 times

Dalat-ful Hills


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Escaping the heat and humidity is just one great reason to come up into Vietnam's hilly centre and sit yourself down in this mountain lake town.

Blog - Dalat-ful Hills

42 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2008
Album viewed 21 times

Hoi An


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A quick stop in Nha Trang for some diving and then up to Hoi An, famous for its tailors, old town charm, and beachy delights.

Blog - Beaches and Seams

32 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2008
Album viewed 22 times

Hue and Hanoi


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Fourteen hours absorbing everything I could from this historic town. An impressive citadel, a more impressive tomb, pagoda, and some of the most delicious fruit shakes known to man. And finally a day in the capital city, Hanoi, before heading off to Halong Bay.

Blog - Hue, Hanoi and the News

19 files, last one added on Jul 08, 2008
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Halong Bay Days


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Three days in Vietnam's karst reef of Halong Bay exploring the many pinnacles and taking a short trek on Cat Ba island.

Blog - Halong Bay in Three Days

36 files, last one added on Jul 08, 2008
Album viewed 16 times

Sapa Bien


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My last stop in Vietnam (and SE Asia) was one of the greatest. The French hill station of Sapa near the Chinese border was a mountainous region filled with rice terraces, minority villages, and trekking opportunities along the great valley.

Blog - Sapa Bien

49 files, last one added on Jul 08, 2008
Album viewed 24 times

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Random files - Asia
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Lots of Fish4 viewsThey almost look like little leaves.
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Roadside Kids18 viewsThis lot trundled out to see what our problem was. One of the old men insisted they be photographed.
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Dalat14 viewsA Vietnamese towns situated in the central highlands 1500m ASL and full of French influence and greenery.
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Green Lake Park14 viewsA somewhat uninspiring park near Kunming's Yunnan University.
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Two Heads Are Better Than One7 viewsThe question is, which one's the chicken?
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Three Amigos9 viewsHanging out in Merdeka Square.
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Dried Rice19 viewsOr at least it's on the tarp drying.
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Finished for the Day17 viewsOur guide pulls the rope down as I start on my figure 8.

Last additions - Asia
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Not Going To Miss22 viewsThere are a few things I won't miss about China. Rolled up shirts are one of them.Aug 16, 2008
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The Flying Fox26 viewsNot to brag or anything, but this was one heck of a flying fox.Aug 08, 2008
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Fast Way Down27 views20 minutes walking or a Flying Fox trip to the bottom? Decision made.Aug 08, 2008
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Back at the Bridge22 viewsThe Simatai crossing.Aug 08, 2008
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Suspense Bridge22 viewsWooden planks are not the only thing near the end of their ropes.Aug 08, 2008
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View of Simatai18 viewsIn the upper left you can see the bridge and lake that mark Simatai, the end of my journey.Aug 08, 2008
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Final Towers20 viewsIf you look in the distance you can see the wall goes on but my destination is at the bottom of that valley.Aug 08, 2008
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Reclaiming the Wall19 viewsIt came from the Earth and the planet wants it back. Weeds have taken over a thousand years but they're breaching China's defences.Aug 08, 2008