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Throughout my travels, there inevitably comes a moment when I realize just how far away I am from home. When that moment arrives, I walk a little slower, begin to savor each bite and ultimately become connected with the new landscapes and scenery that surround me
During a month-long vacation from teaching English in Thailand, I set off to explore my new home by bike. Biking gave me the freedom to take in the beautiful scenery while stopping to talk to locals along the way.
“It’s only 200 kilometers from Luang Prabang. How long could it possibly take?” These were my famous last words before jumping on a minivan from Luang Prabang to Nong Kiau, Laos for a multi-day mountain biking expedition. Oh, how I should have knocked on wood…
Being broke college students, we opted for the cheapest travel and accommodations we could find. For the most part, it worked out well for us. However, what we didn’t realize when we were planning our trip, or even as we were venturing from one Lao city to another, is that in Laos, it is really impractical to use any other method of transportation over flying