Monthly Archives: December 2019

December 31, 2019, Tuesday, New Years Eve, Wa Ale Resort

The last day in 2019. Our evening sleep was disrupted by the alarmed barking of one of the resort’s most recent canine acquisitions. He was terribly distressed by a sea turtle checking out a beach spot to lay its eggs. … Continue reading

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December 30, 2019, Monday, Wa Ale, Lampi Marine National Park, Myanmar

Wow, we slept to the sounds of crashing waves and awoke to the sun on the blue sea. After a leisurely breakfast, we met Alexander, the naturalist, for a kayak excursion in the mangroves. Joined by a Portuguese father and … Continue reading

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December 29, 2019, Sunday, Yangon to Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar

Up early for a morning ride back to the Yangon Airport. We fly to Kawthaung, Myanmar, with a stop in Dawei, in the southern tip of the country. We have arrived finally to experience heat. The luggage is unloaded from … Continue reading

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December 28, 2019, Saturday, Yangon, Myanmar

Morning is cool and clear for a day of touring Yangon. We drive first to the Indian morning market which turns out to be a mixture of Burmese, Indian, and Chinese people shopping for produce, meats, fish, birds, nuts, and … Continue reading

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December 27, 2019, Friday, Luang Prabang, Laos – Yangon, Myanmar

It is an early morning start to pack up after one evening at the Rosewood and head to the airport. We travel to Yangon via Bangkok. The Bangkok Airport, a large hub, is a little challenge to figure out where … Continue reading

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December 26, 2019, Thursday, Muang La – Luang Prabang, Laos

The mist and fog greet us this morning. Instead of the local people bathing in the hot springs, we have the water buffalo outside our deck. We leave the lodge early for a long day of travel returning for a … Continue reading

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December 25, 2019, Christmas in Laos

Misty morning with smell of wood burning fires in the air.  Promise of a another warm sunny day will be perfect for the visit to the mountain villages of Akha, Hmong and Khamu.  The drive up a winding dirt road … Continue reading

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