Trekking Through the Lao Jungle January 27th 2010 Keith and I signed up for a trial-run of a brand new trek, trek being the word used here for a long-hike through the jungle. An ‘ecolodge’ had been built in a poor, remote village in the jungle with the idea that money could be brought to this community by having tourists trek through the jungle to get to it. Tourists would pay to stay in the village, to have the villagers cook for them, as we ... read more
Asia » Laos » East » Plain of Jars Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." - Susan Sontag
"Life is short and the world is wide" so we better make the best of it. I support doing what makes your heart happy while helping to make other people's hearts happier. For me, that means exploring the world and taking chances, investing myself in the places and activities that fascinate and thrill me.
While travelling I learn, share and help as I go. I supported my adventures through all sorts of work: cooking, bartending, teaching English, writing, per... full info