February 9-10, 2016: The Slow Boat Journey down to Luang Prabang

Like many others, we chose to journey down to Luang Prabang via the slow boat from Huay Xai, the Laotian town bordering Thailand’s unexpectedly marvelous Chiang Khong. Continue reading

February 7-9, 2016: Miracles in Chiang Khong

Chiang Khong, a tiny little one-street border town that almost entirely serves as a sleeping point for travelers intending to cross the border into Laos the next morning, turned out to be such a pleasant and pivotal point in our travels that we decided it deserved its own post. Let me tell you why… Continue reading

January 30-February 7, 2016: Hanging Out in Northern Thailand

As incredible as the islands of the Philippines were and the people we met, we were SO glad to be back in Thailand where, well, things just made sense again.  Continue reading