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Feb 22, 2008 - Pakse, Laos

We've arrived in Laos, on our very own private jet. (Not that we actually thought it would be our private jet, but no one else was on the ever-popular Siem Reap to Pakse flight. There were more people working on the plane (4) than traveling on the plane (2, or us). We made friends with the crew, and will be sure to post some photos soon. They spoiled us rotten! Next time you are taking a plane, try and make it Bangkok Airways - and also try and be the only people on the plane. That helps in the spoiled rotten department. We had three full,...

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Jun 30, 2007 - Pakse - Day 3 - Cynthia's 30th Birthday!!

Today is it- the BIG 3-0! We got up early, packed and went out to breakfast. After a quick trip to the mini-mart for the largest Coke available we walked the short distance to Champasak Palace Hotel. We checked into the suite and spent the next several hours just enjoying it. We ordered room service and had lunch on our verandah overlooking the river, which was really very nice. Around 3pm we walked down to the hotel sauna where I got a fantastic aromatherapy massage and then we met up in the sauna for a good steam. It began to rain heavily...

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Jun 25, 2007 - Pakse - Day 2

It was hard to get going this morning but we had a lot of chores to do. We went to the bank, worked on the website and then went to scope out a hotel to spend my birthday. The place we were interested in was the Champasak Palace Hotel, originally built for a prince and renovated into a hotel in the 1990s. In particular, we were interested in the presidential suite, which sounded lovely. We went to check it out and it was exactly what we were looking for, no doubt about it. We reserved the room and with that task complete we went to see a...

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Jun 7, 2007 - Lazy Days

Hey all, Since the New Haven peeps returned to the States things have been pretty slow. We spent our last day in Vientiene visiting a non-profit weaving center a few kilos out of town. We got try our hand at dying and now we each have a personally decorated scarf (check out the pics). Ironically, we paid a dollar more to make our own than to buy an already dyed one, but it's more about doing things ourselves. After Vienntiene, we hoped on an overnight bus to Southern Laos. We spent a few days island living in the Mekong Delta. We thought...

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