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Oct 24, 2011 - Vangvieng - Laos

I got my Viens mixed up - I am not at the capital yet but am in Vangvieng. This is a tourist mecca and has some areas which are probably mirrored on Ibiza or Magaluf ! The bus journey was brutal - between the potholes and the turns in the road. I had to take a travel tablet to survive (first time in years). I had a brilliant day today as I went kayaking and tubing in a cave. Tubing in a cave was amazing. You basically sit on a tube and then by moving a rope through your hands navigate the under water caves. We spent about an hour there and...

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Oct 21, 2011 - Thailand and Start of Laos Trip

My trail of natural and other disasters continue. Thailand is experiencing the worst floods it has had in 50 years. The rain pours from the heavens when it starts and the destruction in the city and country side is very evident. I don't feel I had enough time to really comment on the country but I have enjoyed what I have seen. I spent 2 days exploring Bangkok and saw all the tourist attractions. The Grand Place is the most opulent place I have ever seen. I saw the reclining Buddha, the Gold Buddha, the Emerald Buddha, the White Buddha and...

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