Monthly Archives: July 2013

Gettin’ Religion on my way to Bangkok

Just as the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” – Alan Watts, The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Welcome to Thailand! Land of Smiles! Land of scams! Land of splendid sun! Land of endless rain! Land of … Continue reading

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Laos Stats

Basics: Dates: 12 June 2013 – 11 July 2013 (30 Days) 3RR Days 301-330 Visa: On-the-spot. US$37 at Mohan (China) / Borten (Laos) border crossing. No hassles. Riding: Kilometers ridden: 637 km Daily Average: 21.2323 km Days on/off bike: 13/17 … Continue reading

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Chowing Down at the Organic Mulberry Farm

Organic Farm Vang Vieng, in addition to being my home and office for ten days, is one of the top-rated restaurants in the city. LP even gives it a special mention as having a nice vegetarian menu. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Busy at the Organic Mulberry Farm

La mia anima sa scieglre tra valori. In alcuni si trova meglio. E perche’ allora non dovrei gettermici a corpo perduto? – Cesare Pavese, Journals. My soul knows how to choose among values. It’s happier with some than with others. … Continue reading

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Lao Food: The Beaten Track, and Off

As you all should know by now, Chinese food was, is, and shall always be amazing. Except for in the deepest mountain non-villages, every restaurant had a fridge stocked with tons of veggies, my choice of which could be fried … Continue reading

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A Day Abnormal By Any Other Standards

Editor’s Note: I wrote this about three weeks ago when I was still a Laos newbie. Might as well post it though. I don’t know why I’m writing this. Proud? Amazed? Baffled? Today was a day weirder than most, and … Continue reading

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How Laos Nearly Killed My Blog

Every once in a while, I ponder what it would be like not to have a blog. After all, I’ve been blogging pretty much without interruption since 2005 when I spent the winter semester in Italy. I guess I did … Continue reading

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