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Buddha Park: The Hidden Gem of Greater Vientiane
Looking for something a bit different to discover around Vientiane? The mysterious “spirit city” of Xieng Khuan (commonly known as Buddha Park) is quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Champa Garden Restaurant
A 10km drive north of the city center, Champa Garden offers excellent Lao food in a unique aquatic setting, along with a sprawling Champa flower garden in a city where
Just Another Saturday Night…
It's Saturday night again in Vientiane. Riley and I have just made it to the drop zone, and have just 90 minutes to rendezvous with the rest of our party
Hiking Wealth Coffee Nature Trails
Who says there aren't any hiking trails around Vientiane? Today, we're exploring a little-known corner of the area, with a unique coffee shop and miles of semi-shaded nature trails.
Daily Life, 11-18 January
Settling into our new digs, slowly getting provisioned, and soaking up the near-perfect weather that is Vientiane in January.
We’re Back!
After reconnecting with family and friends (and disconnecting from the online world) for the past five months, we're back! — in Laos, and back on AwayGoWe!

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Dispatches from our daily life in Laos, as well as tips and hacks for others living and working overseas, particularly in developing countries.

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Vientiane, Laos
Sleepy and languid by East Asia standards, Vientiane, Laos will surprise you with its diversity of cuisine, quirky sights, friendly locals, and sense of ease.
Izamal, Mexico
Charming, Evocative, and Wonderfully Walkable, Izamal, Mexico is a worthy stop off the well trodden Yucatan tourist trail.
Luang Prabang, Laos
The charming former Laos capital of Luang Prabang has fiercely guarded its religious traditions for centuries. Yet, the UNESCO town's biggest test may still lie on the horizon.

Welcome to AwayGoWe.com!

I’m Dave. I’m an Oregonian living in Southeast Asia. I travel. I write. I do other fun stuff. And, I do most of it with a kid in tow—make that two this fall.

Since 2010, my wife, Lori, and I have been sharing our travel stories with the world on AwayGoWe, and more recently, on PlacesApart.com and Dadventurings.com.

In the interest of simplifying our lives further, we recently decided to consolidate our three sites into one—AwayGoWe.