I preface this with the fact I am not a perfect Vietnam war scholar and am sharing information as it was presented to me at the UXO LAO visitor center. If anything below is incorrect and you have more knowledge please email me and I will look into it further. Thank you. I’ve mentioned before the visible impacts the varying changes in governmental structures over … Continue reading UXO LAO

Luang Prabang: The French City on the Mekong

Laos has an interesting history. The country was under French colonial control from up until peace conventions disbanded most European colonies in 1945 at the end of World War Two. The French influence is definitely still present in this city in everything from the small quite streets and their architecture to the French style baguette breads found all over the city. Interestingly one of the … Continue reading Luang Prabang: The French City on the Mekong

Chiang Mai: Everybody’s Home

There’s a reason so many travelers love Chiang Mai. It has a little of everything for all different types of people. Hostels pop-up like weeds all over the city and range from 90THB ($3) to 3000+THB ($100+) a night. Every corner has a travel booking agency with activities like hiking nearby mountains, ATV rides through the jungle, elephant experiences and so many more. And then … Continue reading Chiang Mai: Everybody’s Home

Sukhothai: The Ancient Capital

A small metropolitan area, New Sukhothai services tourism to the old city 14km west. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, old Sukhothai contains the ruins of more than 40 temples of all different sizes as it was once the capital of Thailand 700 years ago. Broken into 3 zones, the central, northern and western it offers a great few days of ruin sightseeing and countryside exploration. … Continue reading Sukhothai: The Ancient Capital

Japan: The Prolonged Layover (part 2)

Eating Sushi In Fujiyoshida I’m sorry to say there are no pictures to go along with this story but once you’ve read it, you’ll understand why. So I’ll start with some unpopular opinions. Personally I’m not the hugest fan of seafood and sushi has never been my first choice of meal but when in Japan of course I was going to try it. That combined … Continue reading Japan: The Prolonged Layover (part 2)