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.