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The rapids on the Nam Khan River were a little more challenging than I thought

Kayaking Adventure

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Kayaking down the Nam Khan River near Luang Prabang in Laos...

Destinations: Vientiane | Luang Prabang | Laos | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Travel | National Parks | Adventure | 20th Century History | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | People | Beaches & Resorts | Agriculture | Sports | Nature
Lovely women in traditional costume served our Loy Krathong dinner.

Loy Krathong

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Loy Krathong is a special festival celebration in Thailand in November. Float your sorrows away and release your hopes and dreams into the heavens.

Destinations: Pathum Thani province | Nonthaburi province | Mae Hong Son | Buriram province | Ko Tao | Sukhothai | Ko Phi Phi | Uttaradit province | Khao Yai National Park | Nakorn Chaisri | Phimai | Ko Phangan | Chonburi province | Lopburi | Ranong | Satun province | Nakhon Ratchasima | Lampang | Ko Sichang | Narathiwat Province | Hua Hin | Mae Sot | Khon Kaen province | Phetchaburi | Yasothon province | Surat Thani | Golden Triangle | Hat Yai | Songkhla province | Tak province | Thailand | Phang Nga province | Kanchanaburi province | Samut Songkhram province | Krabi | Nakhon Phanom | Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng | Chachoengsao province | Ko Chang | Khon Kaen | Chumphon | Ko Samui | Surin province | Chiang Mai | Nakhon Pathom province | Loei province | Nong Khai province | Phuket | Udon Thani | Ayutthaya | Kampaengphet | Ubon Ratchathani | Bangkok | Phitsanulok | Lancang-Mekong River | Nakhon Si Thammarat province | Chiangrai province | Ko Samet | Umphang | Rayong | River Kwai | Mae Sai | Ban Chiang | Savannakhet | Pattaya
Topics: Travel | Art | Ancient History | Festivals | Adventure | 20th Century History | Religion | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Nature | For Kids
Monks are given rice by faithful women  on their early morning walk through Luang Prabang

Sticky Rice

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

After living in Asia for three years I thought I had tried every kind of rice dish imaginable. Laos held proved me wrong.

Destinations: Vientiane | Pakxan | Luang Prabang | Vang Vieng | Savannakhet | Pakxe | Luang Namtha | Laos | Plain of Jars | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Economy | Food | Culture | People | Working Abroad | Agriculture | Shopping
The newlywed's wedding bed, in the home of the groom.

Water Dai Wedding in Xishuangbana

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

As is the Dai custom, a party has been sent out from the groom's village, consisting of the groom and his family, off to the bride's village, about 30 km to the north, to pick her up. Perhaps this...

Destinations: Kunming | Yunnan | China | Lancang River | Lijiang River | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Culture | Travel | Women & Travel | Traditions | Ecotourism
To Myanmar With Love

Hpone Thant interacts with wild river dolphins near Mandalay

To Myanmar With Love - tomyanmarwithlove [630]

We were just half an hour into our trip when two wild dolphins snorted their way up the river. I glimpsed their grayish tails and blowholes when they surfaced to breathe, but otherwise it was...

Destinations: Mandalay | Burma
Topics: Adventure | Animals | Nature | Ecotourism
Dani village in the Kurulu area, Baliem valley, Papua Barat, Indonesia

Baliem valey's mummies

Carlo Ottaviano Casana - cocasana [40]

Wim Tok Mabel's mummy held by one of his descendant. Apparently the mummy is 362 years old. Wim Tok Mabel was a "big man" and everybody in the valley wanted his advices. Even nowadays somebody is...

Destinations: Malaysia | Indonesia | Singapore | Hong Kong | Mekong River | Cambodia | Laos | Burma | Indochina | Maldives | Thailand
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Literature | 20th Century History | Art | Photography | People | Religion | War & Conflict | Ancient History | Animals | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | Working Abroad | Architecture

Mekong Basin

Tom Aikins - taikins [2,246]

The face of Southeast Asia has changed dramatically over the last decade or so with the emergence of French Indochina, the Yunnan province of southern China and Myanmar onto the business and tourism...

Destinations: Burma | Mekong River
Topics: Economy | Travel | Ecotourism
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