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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) just outside of Vientiane (Laos) is quite unlike anywhere we've visited. Read why you should visit, with tips on getting there.
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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Istanbul’s Ancient Land Walls: A Guide for Travelers
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

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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.
A [Slightly] Unorthodox Food & Coffee Tour of Hanoi
7 days eating and caffeinating our way through the historic center of Hanoi and beyond — from Hanoi food essentials to less-covered international surprises.
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Going Native in Hanoi: Our First Airbnb
We leap into the 21st Century with a 7-night stay in an Airbnb in the heart of Hanoi. Just a one-off? Find out!
One Week in Hanoi: Seeing the Sights
7 days soaking up the sights and sounds of the vibrant and historic center of Hanoi — basing ourselves out of a French Quarter flat with the boys.
Next Stop is Viet Nam
This year's Lao New Year break takes us back to Hanoi, Vietnam for a week with the boys. Looking forward to hunkering down and relaxing as much as an infant, toddler, and city of 8 million allows.

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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