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Entries Tagged as 'Southeast Asia'

Burma: Kengtung tribal villages

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments

The next part of our trip was just as remote as Mrauk U and the Chin region — but significantly more strenuous. We flew to the far East of the country near the border with China, Laos, and Thailand, part of the Golden Triangle. Kengtung is well known for the diversity of people that live […]

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Burma: Ngapali Beach

February 6th, 2009 · No Comments

After several days of treks and long boat rides, we knew we would need some R&R, so we had planned for a few nights of relaxing on the beach on the Western coast at Ngapali. It was definitely the perfect plan. We’d go back in a heart beat. Daniel Check out photos, here: Ngapali Beach […]

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Burma: Sittwe, Mrauk U, & the Chin villages

February 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

We decided to take 2 months off work to take an international adventure. First stop on our trip, Burma (also known as Myanmar). We started by visiting a very remote part of the country, the Rakhine State: the fishing town of Sittwe, a six hour boat ride past tiny villages, the ancient capital of Mrauk […]

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Bangkok (7/29-8/1)

August 1st, 2006 · No Comments

Read below for fun tidbits of our 3 days in Bangkok: markets, tailors, and a “Touchy Feely” heart-to-heart with one of my dad’s Taiwanese business partners. For photos, click here. Arriving in Bangkok was a huge culture shock for us, and we weren’t expecting it! We hadn’t realized how acclimated we had become to the […]

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Tags: Thailand

Luang Prabang (7/26-7/28)

July 28th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Luang Prabang was an authentic town steeped in culture and history. The kicker was the amazing cafes/restaurants with tasty iced coffee & fresh croissants. All in all a fantastic place to relax and admire the local craft scene. For pictures of wats, monks, tapestries, and more city sites, click here. Daniel More adjusted to the […]

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Tags: Laos

Vientiane (7/25-7/26)

July 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Below is a quick account of our short time in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. We saw some stunning architecture and many Wats that give Laos a unique flavor. We also got our first taste of Lao textile work, just beautiful. Click here, for some photos from Vientiane. Daniel After our trek through Vietnam we […]

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Hanoi (7/18, 20, 23, 24)

July 24th, 2006 · No Comments

We loved Hanoi! It was easily our favorite city in all of Vietnam. The food was wonderful (finally those French/Vietnamese fusion restaurants we had been craving…oh, and we found the most amazing ice cream shop, Fanny’s), the sights were really interesting, and the shopping was phenomenal. For photos, click here. Kimberly We actually split our […]

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Sapa (7/21-22)

July 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

Read below to hear about our favorite place in all of Vietnam, the highlands of Sapa, with its rice terraces, markets, and ethnic hilltribes. For photos: click here. Kimberly We had heard that Sapa was amazing and would give us a peek into a completely different part of Vietnam, so we made a huge effort […]

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Ha Long Bay (7/19-20)

July 20th, 2006 · No Comments

Read below for our experience sailing, kayaking, and swimming through beautiful Ha Long Bay. For photos, click here. Daniel We had been looking forward to visiting Ha Long Bay ever since we saw photos in a Conde Naste Article on Vietnam…and the pictures were absolutely true to the real thing…it was spectacular! By far, Ha […]

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Hoi An and Hue (7/16-7/18)

July 18th, 2006 · No Comments

Yet another 30 minute flight north along the Vietnam coast brings us to the Town of Hoi An, where we spent the majority of our time at fittings in tailor shops. Later we enjoyed a 3 hour drive north to the former capital city of Hue, where we visited tombs and palaces, took a boat […]

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Tags: Vietnam