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The next town of any size west of Pai is about two hours of twists and hairpins farther. To get to Soppong, or Pangmapha as it is also known, one either gets a seat in a minivan heading for Mae … Continue reading

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arriving in long anticipated Chiang Mai

All the superlatives one hears about Chiang Mai are true. What had always struck me about Chiang Mai is that it is so strongly recommended by travelers with so many different interests and priorities.  The city lovers and the city … Continue reading

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The rooms are not fancy but the floors and walls are wood, perfectly varnished, furnished with everything one needs, and clean. The hot water works, the aircon works, the breakfast is ample and excellent, the staff is quiet and lovely, and there is a small garden area if you would rather be outside than in your room hiding from the afternoon Yangon heat. Continue reading

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Farewell Bangkok

A few more images from Thailand, as I ready myself to fly on to Burma. Thewet Market (primarily vegetables, meat and fish) is on the right of the canal (khlong).  The Thewet Flower Market is on the left. Thewet Market … Continue reading

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My guesthouse is in such an interesting neighborhood.The busy main street, runs north-south, and is a half block away.  It teems with all manner of traffic, dominated by the madcap buses of Bangkok. 

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24 hours

I had thought that these initial few days in Bangkok would be a wasted down-time, but it is quickly taking on another form entirely.  It is different if you are traveling for just a few weeks with a frenetic schedule … Continue reading

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Nong Khiaw, Laos; River Crossroads

Yet another small change of plan, I will spend two nights here after all, instead of none, or one.  My journey flows as the river, responding to land and time and whim. I am in Nong Khiaw, Laos (pronounced key … Continue reading

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Cambodia is Rice

Wed Jan 27, 2010 Cambodia is rice.  The sole source of income for most of the population is rice farming, grueling hot exhausting labor, done as it has been forever, all manual, plowing behind the family cow.  This is what … Continue reading

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