Got my shiny new fake North Face backpack packed! (Fake= about $25.) I’ll be backpacking around the following places over the next three weeks, starting in the south on the Andaman coast: Krabi, Railay, Phi Phi Island, Phuket Island, then mountainous Chiang Mai in the north, then train+bus+boat to Luang Prabang, Lao, then meander south via buses+boats to Vientiane, Laos. Then back to Bangkok for 36 hours, then onto Hong Kong, which will be quite a change from the trail. Sawatee ka!
Gnome news is good news…
"'Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bull-fighters.'"
-The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
"A diary means yes indeed."
"I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in a train."