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9 Ways to Seek Adventure in Laos

9 Ways to Seek Adventure in Laos

Laos is making a name for itself as a destination for thrill-seekers and adventurers, with many activities centered around the scenic area of Vang Vieng. If you’re heading to Laos in search of adventure, here are some activities you might want to try. 1. Ziplining Can there be any greater thrill than whizzing over the […]

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Taking the Slow Boat From Thailand to Laos (and Trying to Bribe the Border Patrol)

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“No no–you don’t come! No paper in passport!” The Thai man at the border between Thailand and Laos had begun shouting at a Canadian girl at our table. He had been organizing all of our passports, and preparing our visas, when those very unfortunate words sliced the air. Her jaw dropped open as her eyes […]

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I Went to Vang Vieng and Didn’t Go Tubing: Fed Up with Tourists and the Takeover of Tourism

I Went to Vang Vieng and Didn't Go Tubing: Fed Up with Tourists and the Takeover of Tourism

After 31 days in Southeast Asia, I was fed up. It had been 11 months since my move to Greater Asia, the majority of which had been spent living like a local in China. I had become accustomed to experiencing a deep level of culture on a daily basis, one which opened my eyes and […]

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One Year in Asia in Review: 2013 Instagram Recap

One Year in Asia in Review: 2013 Instagram Recap

I’ve been traveling for almost four years now, and 2013 may have been my most significant year to date. This year brought me to Asia for the first time in my life. It was a whirlwind of eye-opening cultural experiences that have changed the way I see the Western world. During my time in Hong […]

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