Category Archives: Laos

Superlatives | Craziest Transportation

And the Bailey goes to…Southeast Asia! By Perrin Long boats, windowless buses and wooden train tracks rumble through Southeast Asia. These vehicles entered this world with the baby boomers, and these days they run about as quickly as a toddler taking … Continue reading

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Tacky Architecture Award Goes to…Vientiane, Laos!

By Perrin I love a room with a view. Imagine my excitement at waking on sun-soaked sheets in the capital of Laos, waltzing to the hotel window humming Celine Dion and throwing the curtains open — to face two toothy … Continue reading

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Reborn as an East-Asian Biker Babe

By Perrin Anne and I fritter 3 languid days in the postage-stamp sized town of Luang Prabang, Laos. We sample the local brew, which is advertised as, “Any beer you want, as long as it’s Beer Lao!” We experiment with … Continue reading

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Dumbo, Up Close & Personal

By Perrin Elephants stomped into my life in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where vendors parade “Dumbo” and “Babar” around bars selling pricey food to feed their 11,000 pound pets.  The elephants slouch under heavy metal chains. Revelers bat their bitty elephant … Continue reading

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Guest Blog | Laos Life in the Slow Lane

By Anne Kircher Trip clip from the perspective of a friend, roommate and travel cohort There is a concept in Laos, called “Laos time.” Things get done when the Lao people feel like it.  Efficiency, punctuality – not so big … Continue reading

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