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13 Vegetarian Eats In Laos

       Delicious chili paste Laotian food is great. Don’t underestimate it. Perhaps not as diverse and well known as its neighbors, but the Lao kitchen still has a lot to offer. I’ve eaten all of the dishes mentioned in this list. 13 Vegetarian Eats In Laos: Noodle soup (Khao Piak Sen): Found on every menu. Lao noodle soup is ubiquitous and almost always satisfying. Similar to Vietnamese Pho, this rice...

Doors: North India

        Some doors are just as they should be. Doors and their ways. What do you think before opening a door and crossing through a doorway? Nothing? Watching your head? Wondering what’s on the other side? Something superstitious? Often, I view traveling and its benefits as a doorway. A doorway to a fuller, happier life; to open mindedness; to a brighter future; to obtaining knowledge; to new experiences; to...

The Annapurna Diaries: Day 16

  “Today doesn’t really count, neither does yesterday really. The trek has been completed but the journey carries on. I had hoped Jennifer would come to Pokhara. I’m now writing on a bus, waiting to depart Tatopani to Beni, change buses there and then head to Pokhara. This time is neither happy nor sad, although the music entering my left ear (broken right headphone) would indicate sadness....

The Annapurna Diaries: Day 15

“Done. Well done. Yet here I am staying one extra day in Tatopani. I would have had to pack my things and rush if I wanted to leave. Actually, I was indifferent, apathetic towards my destination and doings. I ate, we stayed. I also had no place to be, and I wanted to visit the hot springs. I bought a gift for my sister, ate two breakfasts, then hit the hot springs with Jennifer. Wow, what a beauty. She looked...

The Annapurna Diaries: Day 14

  “Finished. I have so many things to say. 183Km hiked/trekked, according to my mini map. But, considering the little 2km hike in Manang, the getting ‘lost’ in both Upper Pissang and Muktinath, and taking some of the more scenic secondary off-road routes, the total is probably more like 190km or 200km. Iodine pills used: 50. Liters of water drank: approx. 50. According to the map, we hiked...

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