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Jan 17, 2013 - Last day in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang January 17, 2013 Thursday Day 8 of G Well I didn't sleep very well last night even though this is the best bed so far. I have so many bug bites that I am itching like the mangy dogs we see on the streets. Enough to even get blood on my shirt. I am using anti-itch stuff topically but last night was so bad I actually took 2.5 mg of pred that I borrowed from Chiclet. Thanks Chic.  So since I was up anyway I slatherd myself with more bug repellent, dressed in my anti-bug clothing and left the hotel by myself at 5:30, in the...

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Jan 16, 2013 - Luang Prabang day 2

Luang Prabang January 16, 2013 Wednesday Day 7 of G We got to sleep in today. We didn't have to meet the group until 8:45. So we got to sleep late, have breakfast (which I will skip tomorroweven though it's included) and drop off our laundry before group activities. Not that breakfast was bad. It just wasn't that good and there are so many exciting street food stalls just waiting to be sampled. And everything is so damn cheap. Laundry in the hotel is charged per item. Remarkably cheap by our normal standards but around the corner it is even...

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Jan 15, 2013 - Mekong River to Luang Prabang

Mekong River to Luang Prabang January 15, 2013, Tuesday Day 6 of G I set my alarm last night the same as I did the night before but sometime during the night my phone reset to the current local time so it didn't go off. Not to worry, the retching, hacking and coughing from other rooms and hearing everyone else moving around got me up in time. I think Jeff would have slept through it. I had the alarm set for 5:30 but we got up at 6. We only had 1/2 hour to wash up, pack and get to breakfast. Great view out the window in the morning light of...

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Nov 1, 2012 - Luang Prabang, Laos

Day 6 & 7 Nov 1 & 2 (Thur. & Fri.) Luang Prabang, Laos We are now in Laos - a far more laid back country than Vietnam. We discovered rice baskets at our dinner. They are little woven bamboo containers that are lined with banana leaves and hold a serving of rice. Rice is the staple food in all of these regions. After a good night's sleep, we rose before dawn and arrived at our designated alms-giving place on the main street. Our guides showed us how to kneel and place the sticky rice into the bowls of the monks. As we prepared for the...

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