Tag Archives: Dan Borden

The Stampede

Dan said  “we had better actually do something if we are going to write about anything”.  Basically our days have been pretty laid back since arriving at the beach on Koh Chang Island over a week ago.  Yoga at dawn … Continue reading

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Cambodia is Very Much Alive Now

Two weeks before the fall of Saigon in 1975, the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia.  Led by Pol Pot, they emptied out Phnom Penh, forcing the entire population of 7 million to the countryside into terrorized work camps.  We can … Continue reading

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Back to Laos and on to Cambodia

It felt good to be back in Laos after 2 weeks – familiar, but also very different than the northern part we had left to enter Isan Thailand.  We were feeling glad that we cycled south on the Thailand side, … Continue reading

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Pedaling South through Isan

Our days start early, we try to get on the road at the crack of dawn, about 6:30.  By 9am the temperature is in the mid 90’s, with a strong headwind, so we try to get in as many miles … Continue reading

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Sabaideeeeee!!!

It is with mixed emotions that we are leaving the mountains behind.  While the climbing has been challenging, the vistas and quiet roads have been spectacular. As we cycle along, we constantly hear “sabaideeeeeee” from the Laotian children as they … Continue reading

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Down the Mekong to Lovely Laos

Taking the slow boat down the Mekong River for two days was a highlight of our trip for us.  Laos was slowly unfolding along the way, and we could experience the river life without intruding – children playing, water buffalo … Continue reading

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In the land of Buddha

What’s not to love about a country that is 95% Buddhist?  The people of Thailand have welcomed us with warm smiles, plenty of questions, and delightful hospitality.  First impressions were that Vietnam is the feisty, loud sister who has been … Continue reading

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