Thursday, February 06, 2014

Please Lao a Message After the Tone

"Wade in the rising water
Walk in the sinking sand
Crawl through the shadow valley
To try to understand
I climbed a Jacob's Ladder
I fell down holy stairs
I found Siddartha's temple
No answer anywhere"

The Tiger Inside Will Eat The Child (2011)
by Fatty Gets a Stylist

By the time you read these words, the seat belt lights would have been turned on and the aircraft Cheryl and I are on would be taxiing on the runway and getting in position to take off. As I've mentioned before, our destination is Laos, a former French protectorate which holds the distinction of being the most bombed country in the world per capita. Okay, that didn't make it sound at all appealing as a location for honeymoonery but we can't get away for long and backpacking through the northern regions of Laos sounded very doable in what little time we can spare. Besides, Cheryl isn't into those clich├ęd retail-heavy chick travel destinations that Malaysian girls salivate all over like Hong Kong, Korea or Japan - so basically, she's a woman after my own heart.

Trophy Wife
My gorgeous honeymooning partner.
She accused me of never posting any of her nicer pictures in my blog,
so here's a recent one.

Anyhow, this trip will be much gentler than any of my three previous backpacking stints across India. There's going to be plenty of cycling and walking tours, mini hikes and whatever old monuments that are still left standing on the prolifically exploded Lao earth. Ask me again if I had a great time upon my return. I have a good feeling about this.

k0k s3n w4i


sckhoo said...

bon voyage. planning a trip up to luang prabang myself end of the year. looking forward to read about your trip.

Anonymous said...

I want to look like that after I pop, please!

k0k s3n w4i said...

sckhoo: Most people enjoy Luang Prabang. I hope I'll manage to finish blogging about my entire trip before I go on my next trip.

Anonymous: Pop? As in give birth? Just breastfeed, haha.