Monthly Archives: May 2014

Northern Laos (Luang Prabang)

The 6-hour bus ride up into the mountains from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang was not a fun experience! As usual, I got a bit carsick, but even Chris had never gotten carsick before…until this ride. We arrived by late … Continue reading

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Central Laos (Vientiane and Vang Vieng)

Our flight out of KL on May 15 was bright and early, which put us in Vientiane, Laos by around 9:00am. We were the first people in the visa-upon-arrival line, and $35, a full page sticker, a stamp, and 10 … Continue reading

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Quick Kuala Lumpur

With less than a day and a half in Kuala Lumpur (KL), we crammed as much as possible into this strange metropolis where east meets west. A part of me felt like I was back home in San Francisco as … Continue reading

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The funny thing is Malaysia was not a planned destination for our SE Asia trip. The truth to why we even came to Malaysia is kind of sad – AirAsia had a sale for $30 1-way plane tickets from Kuala … Continue reading

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Cat Ba Island – Our Final Vietnam Days

After Phong Nha, we spent a couple days back in Hanoi to hang out with friends. I even had an old Vietnamese American friend from high school visiting Hanoi at the same time, so we made time to hang out too. … Continue reading

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Phong Nha

Our train from Đồng Hới to Hanoi was scheduled to depart at 7:30pm so we had the entire day of May 1st to spend in Phong Nha. Our single day in Phong Nha ended up being way more entertaining than we … Continue reading

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Hang En and Hang Son Doong

*Note: For an amazing set of Hang Sơn Đoòng photos, please check out my photographer friend Kiwi Chris’ photo album here. My story goes below: We left Đông Hà on Thursday, April 24 via local train to Đồng Hới for our Phong Nha transfer. … Continue reading

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