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Places Apart

Places Apart has a new home at our sister site, AwayGoWe.com! Browse all your favorite Places Apart content below, and be sure to check out the rest of our useful travel content from the past eight years of traveling, living overseas, and venturing near and far in the AwayGoWe archives.

Places Apart Posts

Buddha Park: How to Visit Vientiane’s Spirit City
Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan) might just be the funkiest sculpture park you've never visited. Find out why and how to get there from central Vientiane.
Izamal, Mexico
Charming, Evocative, and Wonderfully Walkable, Izamal, Mexico is a worthy stop off the well trodden Yucatan tourist trail.
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Lao Zoo: What I Wish I Knew Before Visiting
The Lao Zoo may just be the most misunderstood zoo in Southeast Asia. The national zoo of Laos isn't even really a “zoo” at all, but something far more interesting.
The Best DSLR Camera for Travel?
What is the best DSLR camera for travel? Here's my personal take (and kit details) based on over twenty years of travel shooting with DSLR and SLR cameras.
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Visiting Istanbul’s Ancient Walls of Constantinople
Exploring Istanbul's ancient city walls (of Constantinople) is an unforgettable urban adventure. Learn how to visit the city's 1,600-year-old ramparts.
Istanbul’s Mysterious Basilica Cistern
Enigmatic, evocative, and overflowing with history, Istanbul's ancient Basilica Cistern will surprise you (and maybe even creep you out a bit too).

Latest Dispatches from AwayGoWe

Laos Life: 3-20 June 2019
A recap of our daily life adventures in Laos for the month of June.
Mekong Zone & Bo Ice Factory Walk
Enjoying a break in the extreme heat and frequent rain with a lazy evening on the river and walking our last unexplored stretch of Mekong in Vientiane.
Laos Life: May 2019
Jazz, rainstorms, sweltering heat, tuk tuks, more new eateries, a whole lot of hoofin' it, staying local, and a crawler on our hands defined our third May living in Vientiane.
Return of the Daddy Days
With Riley off to nursery school, I suddenly have extra time to spend with Noe. So, what do the two of us do in Laos' laid-back capital? Find out!
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Crazy Train: Hanoi Train Street
Our top tips and trip report for visiting this one-of-a-kind, must-see place on your own, including a detailed map and considerations for experiencing Hanoi Train Street with young children.
Vientiane New House
Now into our sixth month of living in the "new" house in Laos, we thought it might finally be time for a virtual tour.

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.

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