Paihia to Cape Reinga (November 29th, 2017)

It was a bit of an early morning as we had to catch the Fuller's Great Sites bus at 7:15am for the day trip up to Cape Reinga.  The adventures here so far are phenomenal, but yeesh they are not easy on the wallet.  The previous day, I went to a nearby mini-mart and bought a … Continue reading Paihia to Cape Reinga (November 29th, 2017)

Luang Prabang and Boat Trip, Laos (November 6th through 8th, 2017)

November 6th Today we were driving from Vangvieng to Luang Prabang, a city further northwest. Our guides had forwarned us that the road, the whole trip, would be very hilly and curvy and to be aware that motion sickness might rear its ugly head if not careful. Well, they weren't kidding. I've been to Puerto … Continue reading Luang Prabang and Boat Trip, Laos (November 6th through 8th, 2017)

Off to Laos (Vientiane and Vangvieng – November 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2017)

November 3rd In the early morning of November 3rd, our tour leader, a couple of my tour mates, and myself got up and were out the door of the hotel at 5am. Why? Our tour guide wanted to give us the opportunity to experience the local outdoor morning exercise class that was led by someone … Continue reading Off to Laos (Vientiane and Vangvieng – November 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2017)