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Following the Mekong River through Southeast Asia

I stood at the immigration point in Huay Xai, Laos, looking across the swift flowing muddy waters of the Mekong River. On the other side was Thailand, my destination. This… [more]

Following the Mekong River through Southeast Asia Following the Mekong River through Southeast Asia

Photo Essay: The Streets of Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is one of those places that I can just keep returning to over and over again. When I first visited the city a couple of years ago, I was absolutely pulled in… [more]

Photo Essay: The Streets of Luang Prabang Photo Essay: The Streets of Luang Prabang

And then our Tuk Tuk tipped over

We had just spent an amazing week in Luang Prabang, Laos, but our time in the country was coming to an end. With only a couple of days left on our visas, we began our journey… [more]

And then our Tuk Tuk tipped over And then our Tuk Tuk tipped over

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Kratie, Cambodia

Kratie is a small, laid back town on the Mekong River in Northeastern Cambodia, and makes a great spot to break up the journey between Phnom Penh and Laos. Old French Colonial… [more]

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Kratie, Cambodia Backpacker's Travel Guide to Kratie, Cambodia

Temples of Laos: Wat Sensoukharam, Luang Prabang

If you love temples, then Luang Prabang will be heaven for you. The spiritual heart of Laos, as well as the ancient capital, Luang Prabang has so many Buddhist temples that… [more]

Temples of Laos: Wat Sensoukharam, Luang Prabang Temples of Laos: Wat Sensoukharam, Luang Prabang

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Following the Mekong River through Southeast Asia

by Dean Wickham April 13, 2014 Adventure
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I stood at the immigration point in Huay Xai, Laos, looking across the swift flowing muddy waters of the Mekong River. On the other side was Thailand, my destination. This would be the last time that I would cross the Mekong on this trip. As I stood there waiting for the boat to arrive to [...]

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Photo Essay: The Streets of Luang Prabang

by Dean Wickham March 30, 2014 Asia
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Luang Prabang is one of those places that I can just keep returning to over and over again. When I first visited the city a couple of years ago, I was absolutely pulled in by its old town. The picturesque little streets lined with a mix of old French and Asian style buildings made for [...]

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And then our Tuk Tuk tipped over

by Dean Wickham March 23, 2014 Asia
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We had just spent an amazing week in Luang Prabang, Laos, but our time in the country was coming to an end. With only a couple of days left on our visas, we began our journey to the Thai border, two days away via a slow boat up the Mekong River. It was raining quite [...]

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Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Kratie, Cambodia

by Dean Wickham March 16, 2014 Asia
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Kratie is a small, laid back town on the Mekong River in Northeastern Cambodia, and makes a great spot to break up the journey between Phnom Penh and Laos. Old French Colonial buildings surround the town’s central market, and the picturesque Mekong River provides a perfect scene at sunset. Many people come here primarily to [...]

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Temples of Laos: Wat Sensoukharam, Luang Prabang

by Dean Wickham March 2, 2014 Asia
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If you love temples, then Luang Prabang will be heaven for you. The spiritual heart of Laos, as well as the ancient capital, Luang Prabang has so many Buddhist temples that you can rarely walk down a street without coming across one. I love Luang Prabang for its beautiful old buildings, its picturesque streets and [...]

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Cooling off at Kuang Si Waterfall, Laos

by Dean Wickham February 22, 2014 Asia
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If you’re in Luang Prabang, Laos, and looking for a good day trip outside of town, Kuang Si Waterfall is probably the go to place. You’ll no doubt get asked about a hundred times if you want to go and see the waterfall when you’re walking along the streets in town, so you definitely won’t [...]

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Fighting the Crowds at Ta Phrom

by Dean Wickham February 15, 2014 Asia
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For the most part, I had done pretty well with planning my exploration of the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia. We managed to avoid the worst of the crowds at the more popular temples such as Banteay Srei and of course, Angkor Wat, which we explored in the dim post-dawn light. We even made it [...]

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Reunited with the beauty of Vang Vieng, Laos

by Dean Wickham February 8, 2014 Adventure
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I close my eyes and breathe in a deep breath of fresh air, and as I reopen my eyes I can’t help but smile. Before me is a scene out of a National Geographic magazine. Perfectly flat green rice fields stretch out in front of me until they reach the sheer cliffs of the tall [...]

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Vientiane: Exploring the Capital of Laos Through Photos

by Dean Wickham February 1, 2014 Asia
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It had been nearly two years since I first stepped foot into Vientiane, Laos. Although it may now be a little busier than I remember, this sleepy little capital city hasn’t really changed a lot. It’s quite a different place compared to the rest of Laos. Although small, Vientiane is certainly still a city, full [...]

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Instagramming Cambodia

by Dean Wickham January 25, 2014 Asia
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If you haven’t noticed already, I took a lot of photos when I travelled through Cambodia. If you think I’ve taken a lot of photos from what I’ve shared on this blog, well, you still have no idea. My hard drive is full of them. When I look at all of the photos I took, [...]

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