Hi all,

This trip now nearly seems like ancient history, but I have told myself I’m actually going to get these pics up and not let them molder in the virtual shoebox (like all my actual photos moldering away in the real shoebox in the closet).

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So, these are a selection of photos and videos from my boat/bike trip from the Thai border down to Vientienne via Luang Prabang in Laos. All really amazing spots and well worth a visit – the biking I did was amazing, but I pushed the tempo a bit and so it was pretty hard. There are a few videos in the Picasa slideshow ( look for a little film icon in the lower right-hand corner) that you can get to by clicking below. I really don’t know how interesting they are, but you can get a little virtual biking in Laos if you wish. I tended to film the descents rather than the climbs, but just know that for ever second of descent I probably spent 8 seconds climbing. For the extra-patient, there’s some pithy commentary hidden in there bemoaning that fact I think.

I’ve got a few more from Laos and Thailand and then a set from Japan to go. I’ll get to it sometime before 2010, I hope. In the meantime, I’ve been working here in Vancouver, have gone on a few pretty great ski trips (some photos here and here, but I don’t think I made the cut for actually skiing – it ain’t a pretty sight) and and gradually getting settled here.  I welcome visitors!