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Tuesday, December 3: Day 225: Apocalypse Now

We were supposed to leave this morning on a boat along the Nam Ou. Nam means river. China has built a dam in Laos and today the dam was closed without much warning. Several days ago they shut the dam...

Monday, December 2: Day 224 – Papermaking

Kop Jai Lai Lai means Thank you very much. There is a bamboo bridge that is taken down before it gets washed away during the rainy monsoon season in June and July. It has just been reconstructed and...

Sunday, December 1: Day 223: Saving Laos

Today we attend the Nongkhan Church in Luang Prabang. I love walking to church. This pedestrian bridge over the river was a little rickety but it made the spiritual journey even more special. The...

Saturday, November 30: Day 222 – Alms Giving

The population of Laos is seven million. The population of Laos before the Vietnam (American) War was 2.5 million. After the war, it was 1.3 million. Population is growing. Vientiane is the capital...

Friday, November 29: Day 221 – Clubbing

Here is something you don’t see every day. It is a clear night in Cambodia and we see three planets. Saturn in red, Venus in yellow and Jupiter in purple. I was really in need of a haircut. I...

Tuesday, November 26: Day 218 – Kerplop!

Today we kayaked up river to the ranger station. Along the way we saw several kingfishers hunting for a meal. There was a red squirrel tidying up his nest in the trees. At the ranger stations there...

Monday, November 25: Day 217 – HELP!!!

Find Rob if you can in the featured picture above! We packed a backpack for a three-day camp in the Cardamom Mountains and left the rest of our items at the hotel to which we will return...

Friday, November 21: Day 214 – Lost Stick

Each community has a central story about it that is passed down by oral tradition. We are currently in a city named Battambang. Battambang means lost stick. Mr. Battambang is not a black Buddha. He...

Tuesday, November 19: Day 211 – Road Massage

Today we packed up to leave Siem Reap. We got a notice from the hotel that they were fumigating for insects during the morning. We packed what we could and then rode a tuk tuk around town for an hour...

Monday, November 18: Day 210 – Sunset

Sreyneang is our beautiful tour guide. She said her name means “she’s a lady”. Jokingly, she said that she thinks her parents wanted to make sure she knew it and would stay that way...

Thursday, November 14: Day 206 – Which Wat?

We are up early to fly to Siem Reap. This was a new challenge. I normally carry three bags but I am only allowed to check one bag (<50 lbs.) and one carry-on (<15lbs.). As an added challenge, I...

Tuesday, November 12: Day 204 – Bow Wow

Today we walk up 303 steps to a Buddhist colony. At the base is the Naga snake with multiple heads with the snake body as a handrail. We will witness a water blessing ceremony. We are to sit on the...

Sunday, November 10: Day 202 – Be Patient

International Christian Fellowship in Phnom Penh was a small congregation of less than 25 with visitors from China, Ireland, Australia, Phillipines, USA, and England. Next week they will have a...

Monday, November 4: Day 196 – Famous Hotels

We leave Vung Tau with our bags and lunches packed and say goodbye to our lizard friend. We have learned to coexist. We arrive back in Saigon and check in to a modern hotel called The Reverie Saigon...

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