Arriving in Laos for the second time, I confirmed that it feels as if something is sucking the country dry. You can sense it, like a sponge that swallows up water. My companion named the sponge; “It’s China. They’re pillaging this country.”
I ordered a cup of coffee and sat at a table by the café, wondering what all of these people do in Thailand. In the retirement and medical line I found a range of elderly to really elderly people. A couple of them looked beaten. Now they’re here, for reasons that are their own.
While Phrao’s popularity is growing, it’s still a lesser visited tourist destination. We got to visit a couple of homestays that are off of most people’s itinerary, and one of these little getaways has only just opened this year.
If you’re like me, you know what it’s like to travel with the cheapest phone you could get your hands on. Seriously, my current phone has springs in it, like a thing that came out of a cracker jack box.
Leaving a country before your visa reaches its expiration date should be a no-brainer. With one technical error on your part, you’ll be neck deep in fines, with a potential long-term ban from re-entering the country.
The performance is a traditional Lanna art form which dates back to many centuries ago and was initially performed to welcome royalty or important people into the Lanna Kingdom. You can see that their movements suggest this. “Welcome, welcome.”
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I’ve sifted through all of my experiences and pulled out the best lessons that I’ve learned and insights that I’ve found, so I can share them with you.