Dehydrated?

Apr 07, 2011 1 Comment

Spencer and I went out for breakfast one day in Luang Prabang and it all started out perfectly normal. Soon though this is what was in front of me: They are from left: pineapple shake, fruit cordial, pepsi, and Laos tea. Now I ordered the pineapple shake and the pepsi. The pineapple shake because I’m […]

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The Night Markets

Apr 03, 2011 No Comments

My new favorite thing to do on my first night in a new town is to hit the night market. I’ll use Luang Prabang Market as an example: Reason #1: Food Stalls Night markets are always set up with local food stalls lining the roads. Here you’re able to find good cheap eats to satisfy […]

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Thoughts on Vientiane

Apr 03, 2011 No Comments

A few random thoughts from my first days in Laos: French Influence Laos was originally a French colony and the roots of that occupation can still be felt profoundly throughout Vientiane. Breakfast has been absolutely fabulous comprised of French bread, croissants, crepes and banana loaf bread. Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve […]

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I heart straws!

Mar 27, 2011 1 Comment

Asians love drinking straws. Seriously. They honestly cannot understand how you could drink something without a straw. Buy a soda and they throw in a straw. Buy two bottles of water and you’ll get two straws. Eyeing that fried chicken at a street stall? You’ll get a straw, just in case. Don’t bother trying to […]

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Nyepi, the day of boredom

Mar 10, 2011 No Comments

Let’s get this straight so there’s no confusion. Things you are not allowed to do on Nyepi: Use lights/electricity Cook food Leave your home Things that I did on Nyepi: Read books Typed on my computer Drank draft beer, from a can Ate TONS of junk food Made myself sick from all the junk food […]

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Ogoh-Ogoh Ooga-Booga!

Mar 10, 2011 4 Comments

Fate is a beautiful thing. The day that I decided that I had enough of Bali, was the day that everything came together finally. Don’t get me wrong I had tons of fun in Ubud but it seemed as though there was nothing else that I wanted to see. I mean once you’ve played with […]

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Stocking Up

Mar 04, 2011 No Comments

Nyepi Day, the Day of Silence, for Bali is tomorrow. For the Balinese it means no lights, no sound, no transport, no food. No food! Tomorrow the whole of Bali will come to a screeching halt. Even the airport. Only in Asia could an entire international airport close to all but emergency landings. Since we […]

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Food, glorious food

Jan 21, 2011 3 Comments

A night market, sounds nice and calm doesn’t it? A little relaxing and just a place to chill and hang out. So so very wrong! Melbourne has an amazing night market at the Queen Victoria Marketplace and it happens every Wednesday night. Which was super good luck since I came into town on a Wednesday! […]

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