Caught in a Blizzard in the Golden Triangle

January 23. After breakfast we transfer to the old Bangkok airport for our short flight to Chiang Rai. Traffic is very light, so we arrive three hours early. While it’s a little frustrating to kill three hours, the vagaries of traffic make this inevitable–better three hours early than ten minutes late and miss your flight. […]

Long Necks

January 24. After a delicious breakfast (all of the meals are described by our itinerary as “delicious”), we meet our English speaking guide and our private van and depart to visit and photograph the famous long neck hill tribe. One might have mixed feelings about photographing these women. Some might think it unseemly, perhaps treating […]

Near Disaster and Slow Boat to Pak Beng, Laos

THIS THING IS TOTALLY SCREWED UP, SO I CANT ADD PICTURES. AS I HAVE NEITHER THE TIME NOR PATIENCE TO DO THIS, THIS WILL BE THE LAST POST UNTIL I MANAGE TO GET IT FIXED, AFTER WHICH I’LL ADD POSTS ON A DAILY BASIS. SORRY.

We wake up early this morning for our supposed one […]

Another Day on the Mekong River

January 26. After breakfast at the hotel, with elephants across the river,

we again board our private boat for the continuation of our Mekong river trip to Luang Prabang.

We stop at a small town where we are greeted by kids on the beach. I stay on the boat, because my hip is bothering […]

Alms and More

January 27. Forgot to give you this information about Laos. If you’re not interested, scroll down to the first photo below.

Laos was one of two “dominoes” that fell after the Vietnam War. Cambodia, where we will be going next is the second.

The domino theory was a Cold War policy that suggested a communist […]