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#40 – Vientiane, Laos

The Pha That Luang stupa pictured above is the national symbol of Laos and the most revered religious monument in the country.  The three layered golden stupa is shown everywhere in Laos but most obvious is on their currency, the

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#39 – Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng, Laos was just a little more than a bus stop it once was between the world heritage city of Luang Prabang and the country’s capital city, Vientiane.  Originally opened up by backpackers for backpackers (1999!), this little town

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#38 – Luang Prabang, Laos (Part 2)

 The city of Luang Prabang had a very charming and eclectic set of cultural and architectural influences that was very beautiful and easy on the eyes.  A diverse mix of French, Thai, Vietnamese and some Chinese influences all over the

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#37 – Luang Prabang, Laos (Part 1)

Coming from the north of Thailand, my initial plan was to actually take a bus from Chiang Rai over the border all the way to Luang Prabang.  In the end, Mandy, Jack and James were enough to convince me to

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#36 – Chiang Rai, Thailand

The stay at Pai wasn’t very long but it was time to move on.  Early in the morning (4am), I took a minivan back to Chiang Mai (6 wonderful hours) then connected to another bus straight to Chiang Rai which

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