Safe and Sound

Posted by on Dec 30, 2004 in Laos | 7 Comments

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Internet connections in Laos are not spectacular and I apoligize for the long time in-between posts. I spent Christmas in Vientiane, Laos, and was there when the massive tsunamis hit South East Asia. The majority of travelers I have talked to in the past two months told me they were spending their holidays on the beach in Thailand so you can imagine how packed those beaches were. Laos is totally land locked and felt no effects of the earthquake or tsunamis. I am currently spending some time in Luang Prabang, making friends with monks and drawing the ornate architecture. I will soon head North farther into the mountains near the borders of China and Myanamar. My next stop is Thailand but I’m not sure if I will stay in the north or try an island on the opposite side of the country where the tsunami didn’t hit.

7 Comments

  1. Wendy
    December 31, 2004

    Glad you are okay Megan. Stay safe in Thailand – they are advising Australians not to go at all because of disease, so be well!

    Happy New Year..

  2. Lisa
    December 31, 2004

    Good point – please check with the US State Department before heading into Thailand – they may be running short on supplies even in the area that wasn’t hit.

  3. pismire
    December 31, 2004

    Megan – good to hear that you are well. Travel safely. Look forward to your many more posts. Happy New Year!

  4. Jessica Martin
    December 31, 2004

    Megan-I am happy to hear that you are safe. Have a wonderful new year

  5. Kimberley
    January 1, 2005

    Hanging out with monks… right on! I hope you had a great New Years, I was thinking about you!

  6. Diana
    January 7, 2005

    Megan – I am so glad to hear that you are safe. Please be careful in Thailand, especially with the disease. I check in on your website every now and then just to see what crazy thing you are up to now. Be safe and keep me posted on your adventures. – Diana

  7. Charlie Westerman
    January 25, 2005

    Enjoy it all! You sound like you are doing great.