Luang Prabang ~ Laos

The first thing I noticed was the refreshingly cool weather getting off the plane. Being in the mountains removed the stifling humidity we were getting accustomed too. The landscaping is very lush green, like a countryside town with a beautiful river running through it. The guest houses are French colonial style houses, some have thick dark woods. The French influences also spill out into the local foods. Villa Laodeum Nam Khan View is a small guesthouse with a few rooms. The owners liveRead more

Yangon ~ Burma

Yangon, Myanmar is the former capital of Burma (a.k.a. Myanmar).  The military government officially relocated the capital to Naypyidaw in March 2006. Yangon Myanmar is not the original name. The city and country was renamed by the military government in 1989 when they took over. The original name of Yangon was known as Rangoon, and Myanmar was Burma. Many of the Burmese people ( and me too) reject the new name and feel the military has no right to rename theRead more

Battambang ~ Cambodia

Arriving here I knew we were far far away from home. Tourism hasn’t really reached Battambang Cambodia yet. The tourist who have found this beautiful countryside traveled very far to get here. We took a 2 1/2 hour taxi ride here ($45.00 USD). The other option is a 7 hour boat ride down a river with stops along the way for $20.00 (USD) each person. We stayed at the Battambang Resort which is off the “main drag” from town. TheRead more

Angkor Wat Temple – Siem Reap Cambodia

Cambodia is home to Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. The area so large, buying a 3 day pass is the best way to see it all. We bought the tickets in the late afternoon. By doing this, it enables you to see the sunset and not count as a day used. Angkor Wat is very crowded. It’s almost impossible to get a picture without other people in it. Most tourist like ourselves hireRead more