We heard that there was going to be a Half and Quarter (10.55km) marathon on Udon Thani, just over the Thai border from Vientiane. Given that it was well timed for me to renew my visa, and that it fell on the only free weekend we had, it seemed like an auspicious event. We decided … [Read more…]
We were so busy packing up our things in Calgary and moving them to Vancouver, and moving ourselves to Laos that we took a break from tradition and opted for a week on the beach in Thailand over the Christmas holidays this year, with the added bonus of catching up with Ken, Yuki and Sakura. … [Read more…]
Perhaps this was one backpack trip too many for 2016. We knew we were leaving Calgary to go back to Vancouver in 2017, and wanted to hike this spectacular u-shaped hike through the Tonquin Valley. We had all types of weather on this hike, including snow and sleet as we made out way through the valley – some great views, and spectacularly muddy trails.