34. From Laos (Jewel of the Mekong) to Chiang Mai (Rose of Thailand's North) February 13th 2008 (P) Vang Vieng was still cloudy as we departed on the bus to Luang Prabang, not so far in distance but took over 6 hours due to winding mountain roads through the most scenic views we've encountered in Laos, across lush valleys dotted only with the occasional hillside dwelling dwarfed by its surroundings.
Luang Prabang (LP), 700 metres above sea level and surrounded by rolling mountains, i ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
Paula - Here we are fulfilling a long-held dream of travelling the planet. Through our travelblog have fun joining us along the way!
Nick - these are a couple of quotations that I picked up along the way:
"In German, there is a word, Kunstlerschuld, which means "artist's guilt", the emotion a painter feels over his frivolity in a world in which people work in a rut that makes them gloomy. Perhaps there is also a sort of traveler's guilt, from being self-contained, s... full info