February 2017 Special (Vientiane, Laos)

One easy way to apply for a Thai tourist visa, for now anyway, is at the Thai Consulate in Vientiane. And so it was that we ended up in Laos this month. I had been to Laos before in 2013, but that had been in the north near the Chinese border. This trip was to the capital, Vientiane. Laos is a land locked country. A strange elongated strip of land which has borders with Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

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February 2017 (Chiang Mai, Mae Rim, Vientiane (Laos) and Hua Hin)

February turned out to be a pretty full month! Preparing for and attending the Citylife Garden Fair            A trip to Mae Rim with a stop at the rather naughty Erotic Garden                                                                 Music, birthdays, indigo tie dye, feldenkrais and friends              A trip to Vientiane in Laos (a special update to follow)    And a

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October 12th 2015 (Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Myanmar and Laos (kind of))

The curious incident of the cockroach in the night The neighbours' bitter gourd - I may need to take a midnight walk with scissors! The Mynah bird we pass every evening - one day he will say 'hello'! The Chiang Rai luxury bus goodies! A cold and wet night in Chiang Rai - I did not bring appropriate clothing. Brrrr - boo! Subtle evening light outside our room Much cuteness and surprisingly friendly for a Thai cat :) Strangely, written

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Travel Blog: Week 32

Laos and Thailand Week 32: 17.06.2013 - 23.06.2013 Monday:- Lazy morning. I woke up feeling about 150 years old. Every part of my body ached including my hands. We had breakfast at the Eco restaurant over the road - I had the big breakfast. Basically Laos version of the full English. I was hungry and relished every single mouthful. We stayed there all morning making use of the fast wifi and the fan. Another hot day. I really couldn't be

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Travel Blog: Week 31

Thailand and Laos Week 31: 10.06.2013 - 16.06.2013 Monday:- The late night meant a late morning. First things first. I wanted to pay the deposit for the room. It turned out that I would need to pay 8000 for the room and 5000 deposit, which I would get back less costs such as electricity. It's still a really good deal. A room for a month for around £180. I signed up. Now for breakfast which was a Louise combo special. Breakfast

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A Life Less Ordinary: Part 4

In 2012 I left my job to travel for a year. You can read the full, blow by blow, details of this trip in 'The Trip: 2012 - 2014' category. However, for those of you more image orientated 'A Life Less Ordinary' is a series of photo books which summarises my adventures just in photos! This book, Part 4, covers the period of Week 27 to 44. Click the photo or link just below. A new tab will open and

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