Tuesday, November 13

my holiday is just a week away!!

So for those of you who care, my holiday in Asia is just round the corner, it starts on on 25 November (after a work conference in Khon Kaen, Thailand) . . . don't worry I've got all my VISAs sorted, got the appt at the free travel clinic on Thursday morning for a few jabs (aka vaccinations - typhoid & something else I've already forgotten - luckily I've 2 arms) and my anti-malarial tablets (which are required for Laos!!!!!)

Now I know the part about jabs didn't make you jealous, but maybe this next part will . . .

Days 1-2 Bangkok
A longtail ride along the city's khlongs reveals why Bangkok was once known as the Venice of the East. Check out the enormous reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. There is free time to experience a relaxing Thai massage or take a ride in a tuk-tuk.

Day 3 Chiang Mai
Enjoy an aerial view of Chiang Mai from the mountain temple Doi Suthep. Make like a local and slurp down a bowl of kao soi noodles at the night bazaar.

Day 4 Chiang Khong
Travel through rural Thailand to the border town of Chiang Khong. Mingle with Mien and White H'mong villagers while taking in spectacular views of the Mekong.

Day 5 Pak Beng/Mekong River
Take a slow boat down the Mekong, soaking up the laid-back river lifestyle of the Lao. Stay overnight in tranquil Pak Beng and see the hundred of Buddhas carved into the limestone cliffs at Pak Ou Caves.

Days 6-8 Luang Prabang
Soak up the quaint colonial atmosphere in Luang Prabang, packed with temples galore. Delve into local history at the Traditional Arts Museum and swim in the turquoise waters of nearby Kuang Si Falls.

Days 9-11 Vang Vieng/Vientiane
Call in at the backpacker hangout of Vang Vieng to admire the stunning limestone karst scenery or wander through the local market. Explore laid-back Vientiane and head to the riverbank to savour a Mekong sunset with a cold Beerlao in hand.

Day 12 Lak Sao
Revel in a striking montage of mountain, forest and karst scenery en route to Lak Sao.

Days 13-15 Hanoi
Browse the Old Quarter for traditional artefacts, take in a water puppet performance and enjoy a final farewell meal.

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At 13 November, 2007 03:17, Blogger PCS said...

Remember, it's illegal to make fun of the King of Thailand.

[Woody is new director]

At 13 November, 2007 09:57, Blogger Sara said...

and no pointing your feet at statues

and wear yellow for the king on his day!!

yeah got an email about that - is susy stayin or leavin?

At 13 November, 2007 13:35, Blogger PCS said...

staying as far as I know.

At 13 November, 2007 14:01, Blogger jen said...

that looks amazing! have a great time.

are you doing a tour?

At 14 November, 2007 10:13, Blogger Sara said...

yes, i'm on a trip for 15 days :)


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