Oliver is…

He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man

…done with the Mekong

You’ll remember the Mekong River from my days at the Golden Triangle and after another few days at Chiang Khong, a small town on the Thai side of the border, I made my way into Laos to experience more of the flat, brown flow of water.

luang_prabang_river_cruise

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…done with the Golden Triangle

If you thought Chiang Rai was boring wait ’til you hear about the Golden Triangle.

golden_triangle_gold

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…done with Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai, not to be confused with Chiang Mai, is one of the most talked about cities outside the big two in Thailand but after my trip there I couldn’t work out why.
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…done with reading

At the start of 2014 I set myself the target of reading 100 books. To find out if I made it or not, go to the Skinny website and read the beautiful article I wrote for them about my joys and triumphs, my failure and The Line of bloody Beauty.

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…saying bye to Pai

As you’ll remember from my very last post, I left Chiang Mai early because of some Thai female fighting. I headed off into the mountains to escape the feud, not realising until I got there that one combatant had come with me.

pai_dog

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…done with Sukhothai

The last in my series of places I went between Chiang Mai and Lopburi is one that I wish I wrote about a year ago. Sukhothai, just a short bus ride from Phitsanulok, which is where the train takes you, is a bit like Thailand’s Angkor Wat… or that might be Ayuthaya, but I didn’t go to check.

sukhothai_pretty

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