A hot pot is a meal that includes a boiling pot of soup placed in the middle of your table accompanied by a selection of raw meats and vegetables.
I was 10 months into my trip around the world before I splurged on accommodation in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Using my upcoming birthday as justification, though I realize now I didn’t need any, I spent 4 nights at a boutique hotel marked as the Editor’s Pick in my Lonely Planet guidebook. For about […]
Where can you find the best sandwiches on earth? Would you go to Italy for their scrumptious selection of hams and deli meats, or to the United States for gigantic meat and cheese filled subs, or even to Chile for an outstanding churrasco completo? I’m going to take you on a little culinary journey to […]
In southern Laos, there’s an area along the Mekong River known as 4,000 Islands on account of all the small islands dotting the river. The bridge in this photo, built by the French, connects the island of Don Det, a backpacker favorite, with an island just to the South. This photo is one of my […]
Large photo of the 45-meter, golden Pha That Luang Stupa in Vientiane. It’s thought to contain a relic of the Buddha.
Don Det has become a popular backpacker destination due to its laid back atmosphere.
For the first time, I was experiencing a true sense of independence. (Photo: David Lee)
I opted for a mountain biking excursion, which included my first elephant ride.