3/8/2007 to 3/12/2007 | Laos

Phongsaly: Deforestation

Phongsali, Laos

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The most Northeastern region of Laos which sticks up in to southern border of China like a thumb is known as Phongsaly.  This mountainous, sparsely populated region of Laos is among the most remote in the country and a melting pot of cultures.  Chinese, […]

3/6/2007 | Laos

Muang Sing

Akha Woman, Muang Sing, Laos

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I explored Muang Sing for a day on this fine piece of biking equipment, rented for 2 dollars a day.  The shock on the front fork is for cosmetic purposes only.  I was pleasantly surprised it held together […]

3/2/2007 to 3/5/2007 | Laos

Trekking in Muang Long

Akha woman, Muang Long, Laos

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I went to the town of Muang Long in search of some off the beaten path trekking.  The small town of Muang Long, or perhaps a better description is overgrown village, is  two hours along a dirt and gravel road past […]

2/28/2007 to 3/7/2007 | Laos

Arriving in Laos

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On crossing the border into Laos, I learned a very important lesson for anyone traveling in Laos that is:  “There is no hurrying in Laos.”  This is one of the countries major appeals making it a great place to relax; since there isn’t really all that much […]