Farewell 2559!

Yep, it’s the last day of 2559! Hard to believe it’s almost 2560. Time sure flies. We’re spending the last day of the year in and around Konglor Village. It’s supposed to be a hot one, so the plan is to […]

Rave at the Cave

Racing through 7 km-long Konglor Cave on a longtail boat was one of the highlights of our motorbiking adventure around Central Laos in 2012, so we were very excited to have the chance to relive the experience in 2017. But […]

Lao New Year in Konglor Village

Sabaidee Pi Mai! It’s Pi Mai time in Laos! That festive time of year when the temps and crime soars, beer and water flow unrestrained, social mores are cast aside, and expats attempt to flee Vientiane in droves. Pi Mai, also […]

Daily Life, 1-9 April

It’s Pi Mai season in Laos! Pi Mai (known as Songkran in Thailand) is Lao New Year — the biggest and most widely-celebrated festival in all of Laos! It also coincides with the hottest time of year here in Laos, […]

Night at the Museum

The National Museum is moving out of its downtown home of forty years. So, how do Laotians mark such an occasion? With a little Michael Jackson, of course.

Date Night

Date night in Vientiane! Three bars, two puzzling toilets, and one quirky French restaurant. About as exciting as it gets for a date night around here, and that’s just fine with us. In a previous post, I mentioned that we […]

Hiking Phou Phanang

This is our first attempt at a true Vientiane-area hike — or at least as close as it gets around here. Over the past six months, Lori and I have been looking for opportunities to get out into “nature” within […]