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Slowing Down on Don Deng Island, Laos

In the lovely, serene province of Champasak, Laos, resides a sleepy, secluded island of fishermen, farmers, and their families called Don Deng (also spelled Dong Deng, Don Daeng). Travelers are drawn to Champasak, once the capital of the Lao kingdom, to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vat Phou Champasak. The island is a natural stop-over on […]

Don Khong (Donkey Kong?) Island, Laos

Leaving Cambodia behind, we headed north and crossed the border into Laos. My posts for the next week or so will be devoted to this small, land-locked country that completely captivated and enthralled me. I realize that Laos is quickly becoming more popular on the Southeast Asian travel circuit, but it is definitely not as […]

2012 Reflections: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times.

It was the worst of times… 2012 was a hard year. It was a year of change. It was a year of growth. It was a year of sorrow. It was one of the worst years of my life, as it marked the first of many things without my sweet mother, who passed away at […]

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