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Friends for Christmas
What’s the best thing Santa can possibly bring for Christmas? Friends, of course! We got not one, but TWO (really good ones), all the way from Alabama!
Second Christmas
Marking our second Christmas season in Vientiane AND second with the Mister.
Cold Snap
Temps in Vientiane suddenly drop to unsavory levels, forcing Noe and I to do the unthinkable: Wear socks.
Floating Lunch
We’re constantly trying to come up with stuff to do with visitors that isn’t in the guidebooks. A lunch on a barge drifting down the river seemed like just the
Grammy & Grampy Return to Laos
Grammy and Grampy are back in Laos for an encore of their January adventures…but I suspect mostly to see the kid we tote around with us.
Baby Overboard
Finally, the post you’ve all been waiting for… Noe (and friends…but mostly Noe) in Railay!

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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.

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