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A couple of weeks ago Kelly and I took a week-long trip to Laos. Why Laos? Well, we’d never been before, and it seemed to be a place which avoided the touristy aspect of travelling in Asia. Also, Kelly’s cousin-in-law is from Laos, and her cooking is feckin’ awesome! I won’t bore you (and me) with an exhaustive description; instead, I’ll try a brief summary in point form. You can skip to the photo gallery now, but the photos will make more sense if you read the text first.

Notes from the road river

It appears that WiFi is common this side of the Mekong, so this is a short post to say wassup?!, and tell mum we’re alive and well in Louang Phabang, Laos. We arrived yesterday after a two day boat cruise down the Mekong river from Thailand. Thoughts? How can I relieve the sunburn. We spend four nights in this small but well prepared village. Imagine the best bits of Bali, without the footy yobbos (and the beach). Coming up: 60km ride to Kouang Si waterfalls and back, some Lao Ballet, an all-day cooking class, and a 8 hour bus trip to Vientiane.

Having a break

As mentioned in this RSS feed-only post, my wife and I are heading to Laos for a week. During this time I don’t expect to be posting anything on (but I might surprise myself, especially since we’re staying in Luang Prabang for a few days in a nice, hopefully WiFizzle-enabled, hotel). I know, I know, it’s bad news. But I have some good news too! On Sunday afternoon, the fourth in my series of childhood-penned, and absolutely awesome, books should be posted automagically.