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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September 2016 (Hoi An, Vietnam)

The journey from Chiang Mai to Vietnam begins.....with a brief stop over in Bangkok    We loved Hoi An! And whilst most people, I think, are less likely to stay here a whole month we found the easy pace and the friendly nature of the locals blissful. We lived in a non touristy area sandwiched somewhere between the beach and the delightful old town. The best of all worlds! As long as you can handle the behaviour on the roads,

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