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We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou






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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 11 - Luang Prabang

From Laos

Jamie and I made sure we had plenty of rest and finally woke up, checked some email, and had a wonderful lunch down the road. We were able to turn in our laundry and have it done today too, which was good because we were out of just about everything.

Today, we took a minivan to the Kuang Si waterfalls about 29 km out of town. We didn
t know what to expect but they were quite nice. Several people swimming and even though we had prepared to, we didn't go. Also had a small sanctuary there for Asiatic bears they had saved from poachers. The whole trip didn't last much longer that 3 hours, but it was a nice some of the surrounding countryside.

We made it back to town and decided to walk up and down the street night market. Dozens of booths are set up that sell all sorts of handmade items. Of particular interest (if we had the space) were the duvet covers, lamps, and some wooden objects. We are simply overpacked and can't purchase too much.

Dinner was at an amazing little restaurant called Tamarind which served us authentic Laotian food of stuffed lemon grass as well as stick rice, buffalo meat, sausage, and veggies. VERY very good and we might go back. Jamie was hoping to catch a cooking class, but they are full until after we leave.

We walked back through the night market and will probably go back there tonight.

I think tomorrow will be a trip to the Buddhist caves. Check out the pictures. I have rearranged them.

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