Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bez mnicha to kicha

Zaraz po przyjezdzie do Luang Prabang, miasta tysiaca swiatyn, przywitaly nas, jak wszedzie, kolorowe pocztowki. Jak zwykle pragnac dorownac najlepszym fotografom, lub co najmniej tym co “chalturza” robilismy swoje widokowki. Szybko sie okazalo, ze bez obranego w pomaranczowy stroj mnicha … Continue reading

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Myanmar: A First Impression

A bus pulls up to the arrivals terminal at the airport. No just any bus, but a vintage red and tan contraption from the fifties or sixties. We were going to Mother Land 2 Inn, which came recommended earlier in … Continue reading

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Off to Burma

Some call it Burma and some call it Myanmar–it’s political. We have not read the guide yet, so we’re not sure what to call it. However, in about six hours we will be there and will find out soon. We … Continue reading

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Caves, Long Necks, and Mountains

After we left Ae Ko, we did not feel like driving for too long, so after 20 or so kilometers we found the very comfortable Cave Lodge and stopped there for the day. We visited the famous Tham Lor cave … Continue reading

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Offroading

After the first day, the trip was going well, so we decided to shake things up a bit. We heard from Pawel, a hardcore Slowak backpacker we had met in Laos, that there are many interesting hill tribe villages north … Continue reading

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Riding Bikes and Stubborn Elephants

With a map in hand we needed to find a good bike. The road we were planning on taking was almost 1000 kilometers through hilly terrain. We found a shop which rented to Weronika a brand new 110cc Honda Click … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a quiet city. It is large and spacious but it retains a small town feel. The historic city center is surrounded by a moat and two one-way ring roads. The corners sport the remains of the city … Continue reading

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