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exploring the fringes of the stone forest {part 2}

Friday, February 13:  After Alex and I emerge from the dense inside of the Major Stone Forest Scenic Area, we head to the perimeter road to retrace our minibus ride on foot.   1,306 more words

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Back on the mainland....Krabi & Railay Beach, Thailand

The island of Koh Tao was a bit too touristy for our liking, so we hopped on a catamaran ferry and headed back to the mainland for some peace. 404 more words

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Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Nong Khiaw, Muang Noi and Luang Nam Tha aka the end of Laos

The second half of our Laos adventure was much less active than the first. We spent a lot of time lazing through cities, slowly taking in our surrounding before moving on to the next location. 1,596 more words

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Laos Stage Two: Working Women and Motorbiking in Circles

Our arrival in Tha Khaek wasn’t exactly the most normal drop off we’ve ever had, though it was one of the smoothest. Our bus pulled into the outskirts of town shortly after 1 AM. 1,281 more words

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the yangshuo countryside & xianggong hill

Friday, January 30: After leaving the tea plantation, we head north, passing through boundless farmland.  The kumquat orchards sprawl over rolling mountains, less sharp around the edges than the karsts; these mountains are clustered in the midst of the karsts between Yangshuo and Guilin. 406 more words

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heading to guilin: kumquat orchards & the seven star tea plantation

Friday, January 30: Our original plan was to take bicycle rides in the Yangshuo countryside, to take a bamboo raft ride down the Yulong River, and to rent an electric bike to explore the mountains and kumquat orchards north of Yangshuo.   654 more words

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a cloudy day boat ride down the li river

Wednesday, January 28:  We go through a bit of an ordeal with our guide Esther today.  She has lured us into a boat ride down the… 1,314 more words

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