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Last notes from this trip

After crossing the Lao-Thai border we went around northern Thailand rather quickly. Mae Sai was as before but the market area around the border seemed ever more busy, Mae Salong hadn’t changed much since my last visit in 2002, neither had Chiang Rai. We took a cooking class Chiang Mai, which was fun. Pai had […]

Northern Lao PDR

We skipped Xaignabouli and went straight to Luang Prabang, Lao PDRs main tourist attraction. It has changed a bit since my last visit in 2002, and as a result it might lose its Unesco world heritage site status (see a Vientiane Times article). Saw some temples and I got my stitches off at the provincial […]

Ceiling fans are dangerous

I’m trying to keep dry in Vientiane. Songkan is here and i have a cut in my head. A couple of days ago in Thakhek i spotted an interesting gekko outside my hostel room window and stood up on the bed to see it better. As i turned away from it, the ceiling fan hit […]