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Thailand Trip: Slip Slidin' Away

by Elizabeth Browne, continued from previous

The nearer your destination, right?


I’ve just boarded the first of a series of planes that shall take me back home, but I find little or no true comfort in this knowledge. 750 more words

Who says you can’t go home? A large multi-national airline, that's who...

part 1, by Elizabeth Browne

Perhaps my state of mind is unfairly affected by the imbalance of my state of health, my judgement doesn’t feel as sure-footed as usual ~ Some cognitive dissonance at work here? 678 more words

Takhek, LaosPDR: a River Runs Through It

by Elizabeth Browne

A river runs along side of it, actually…Takhek, to be precise, which lies at the end of what can only be the bumpiest, most twisting, turning routes on the face of the earth, IMHO. 522 more words

Bye bye, American Pie

by Elizabeth Browne

Don’t hurry

Don’t worry

Go slow

Stay in the shade…

This may just be the unofficial motto of Laos, PDR. For me, PDR stands for “Pretty Darn Relaxed”… 506 more words

The Perils of PhonSavan or Run, Spot, Run

by Elizabeth Browne

I feel a case of the “traveler’s blues” coming on- I can’t figure out why. Here we are, on the long, winding road headed towards PhonSavan. 578 more words

Luang, Luang, oh baby, Me gotta go

by Elizabeth Browne

Laos is a lovely country. The bus ride from Vientiane to Luang Prabang is one of the most beautifully indelible memories I will take away from this excursion, the pictures/short videos I took can’t do justice to the landscape- grey/green/brown karsts enveloped in a sea of ephemeral clouds while the lower lying areas resemble a crazy quilt of rice fields, rolling streams, occasional village outposts–somebody pinch me… and for all its reverent beauty, the fact that this is such an extremely poor area isn’t lost on me. 552 more words

On The Verge of Vientiane, Laos

by Elizabeth Browne

Losing it in Laos… Seems easy enough to do, right?

On the bus ride from NongKhai, Thailand across the Friendship Bridge into Laos, I found myself looking not so much at my fellow bus riders but more at my purpose, my motivation for this trip. 709 more words