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Archive for January, 2009

Cooking in Chiang Mai

Ivan, Jennifer and I ordered sandwiches from the Cafe Croissant d’Or on January 20, 2009.  We packed everything up and checked out of Sok Dee Guesthouse.  We were flying to Chiang Mai today.  We hopped into a tuk-tuk and drove to the airport.  The plane was late.  We took off at 1:20 pm instead of […]


A Temple and Mahout Training

Ivan, Jennifer and I went to have lunch at Cafe Croissant d’Or on January 18, 2009.  Ivan ordered tomato soup and a tuna sandwich.  Jennifer got pumpkin soup and a chicken sandwich.  I ordered a banana and honey panini.  Ivan and Jennifer liked the sandwiches, but the soups were too good.  My panini turned out […]


Laos cooking

Ivan, Jennifer and I checked out of Villa Champa Hotel on January 16, 2009.  We walked to the Tamarind restaurant.  We hopped in a tuk-tuk for our cooking class.  We were driven to the market.  Our teacher Joy showed us different ingredients that are used in Laos cooking.  We saw spices, different kinds of rice […]


Garden massage

Ivan, Jennifer and I woke up early on January 14, 2009.  We got a sandwich and a banana pancake for the bus journey.  We boarded the mini-bus at 9:15 am.  We were headed to Luang Prabang from Vang Vieng.  The bus ride was very bumpy and the road kept winding up into a mountain.  It […]


Tubing, Kayaking and Hammocks

Ivan, Jennifer and I woke up early on January 12, 2009.  The tour today included tubing in a cave, lunch and kayaking on the Nam Song River.  We ordered our breakfast from the stalls again.  I got a banana and chocolate pancake.  Jennifer decided to try a mango pancake.  Ivan ordered a omelette sandwich.  We […]


Tubing and Family Guy

Ivan, Jennifer and I got ready on the morning of January 10, 2009.  Ivan and Jennifer put their bathing suits on.  We stopped by the stalls.  We all ordered a banana and chocolate pancake for breakfast.  We walked to the tubing place and there was a long line.  We ate our breakfast.  We waited for […]


French Bungalow

Ivan, Jennifer and I packed everything up on January 9, 2009.  We said thank you and good bye to Isaac and Valerie.  We had a great time staying at their place and hanging out with them.  They’re very  friendly and lots of fun.  We found a tuk-tuk and drove to Le Silapa.  This French restaurant […]


Vientiane sights

Ivan, Jennifer and I woke up on January 8, 2009.  Isaac cooked Ivan and Jennifer an omelette with a piece of bread.  I had a banana with a few crackers.  We headed out the door to find a tuk-tuk. Our first stop was COPE.  It stands for Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise.  It’s free entry […]


Sizzling magic

Ivan, Jennifer and I woke up on the train on January 6, 2009.  The train was supposed to arrive at 8:25 am.  The train actually arrived about 3 hours later.  No problem for me though – that’s 3 more hours of monkey napping. We hopped in a tuk-tuk with another couple inside.  The driver took […]


Dancing in Bed

Ivan, Jennifer and I woke up on January 4, 2009.  We had free breakfast in the hotel.  Ivan and I went shopping in the markets by the hotel.  Jennifer stayed in the room and watched tv.  We went up the roof and sat by the pool.  Ivan and Jennifer were reading magazines.  I soaked up […]

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