South East Asia travel blog

South East Asia

David C travel blog
Marion and David's SE Asia trip.
Welcome to my trip journal! We are excited and happy to take this trip. We have been away from home before but never this far. And this will be a two month trip. We will take in Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, and Laos.

The genesis for this trip started with an innocent conversation. We were talking to another couple about their trips to Thailand and Viet Nam. I started thinking about it and I got sucked in. Here are some of the pulls.

I have a friend who now runs a fine Vietnamese restaurant in north Calgary. He fled Viet Nam and spent six days and nights on a boat that finally ended up in Palaun, Philipines. He eventually made his way to Calgary and worked and worked and finally got his own restaurant. I'm glad he did.

After the aftermath of the Viet Nam war, a number of refugees were allowed into Canada. The Catholic Church in my home town sponsored a refugee. He ended up staying at my parents home and working for my father for a couple of years. He was still a teenager. He had no family around. And little idea of what he was getting into. From a jungle to the prairie he came. It is to Laos that I go to see that part of the country where his family came from.

Welcome to my journey.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
36 
 
 
Into Laos
 
37 
 
 
Vang Vieng
 
38 
 
 
turning to Luang Prabang
 
39 
 
 
Luang Prabang
 
40 
 
 
Weaving through Luang Prabang
 
41 
 
 
On to Chiang Mai
 
42 
 
 
Out and About Chiang Mai
 
43 
 
 
Cooking in Chiang Mai
 
44 
 
 
Mahouts of Chiang Mai
 
45 
 
 
Chiang Mai
 
46 
 
 
to the beaches
 
47 
 
 
On The Beach
 
48 
 
 
Another Day on the Beach
 
49 
 
 
A Day on a New Beach
 
50 
 
 
Another Day on the New Beach
 
51 
 
 
At The Pool
 
52 
 
 
a bit of pool, a bit of beach
 
53 
 
 
a washout
 
54 
 
 
more pool, more beach
 
55 
 
 
Leaving Koh Samui
 
56 
 
 
Bangkok Shopping Spree
 
57 
 
 
Last Day in Bangkok
 
58 
 
 
Coming Home
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