Happy New Everything: An anniversary re-blog


Thought I’d kick off 2019 with an anniversary post from my travels 10 years ago. It’s one of my favourite ones to re-read. I hope you enjoy it too.


Quit, Play, Live

Happy New Everything
Savannakhet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

Savannakhet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

(note: I’m not actually in Savannakhet, I’m in Tha Khaek, but I guess it’s too small a town to be listed in the travelpod menu of cities I have to choose from)

Is it seriously the end of 2008? A short 12 months ago, was I really still sitting at my desk at LC? It seems dreamlike now. As I write this I’m lazing at a sidewalk cafe in Luang Prabang, Laos, basking in the morning sun while I chew on a Lao coffee (you can stand a spoon in it – I’m not one for strong coffee, but it’s Just. So. Good.) and wait for my breakfast to arrive. A small gang of mixed foreigners ( I can hear American, Italian and local Lao) on motorcycles have gathered on the street in front of me, where…

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