Aaron

aaron local in Laos, hailing originally from the United States

I like to take life slow, preferably from the seat of a bicycle, because the best adventures happen between the big dots on a map.

Luang Prabang, Laos since 2013.  I’m from Durant, Oklahoma in the United States and I’ve bounced around between Washington DC, Arizona, Colorado, and Alaska. Argentina and Chile on the outside.

Budget traveller – lover of adventure, sporty and the outdoors.

I like to take life slow, preferably from the seat of a bicycle, because the best adventures happen between the big dots on a map. I prefer not knowing exactly where I’m going, but rather a general direction, so I can ask for help along the way and take plenty of detours. I planned a two week bike trip once and didn’t stop for eight months.

Early to rise to zigzag the hundreds of saffron clad monks receiving morning alms while biking to the Mekong River ferry. Swing in to the morning market for breakfast and get some sticky rice with fried pork to go for lunch. Cross the Mekong for some single track mountain biking on the Chompet District side of the river. Then catch a fishing boat down to the Ghecko Wall for a little rock climbing. Back in town for an afternoon massage followed by a few friendly games of pétanque. Then sit in the doorway of a temple during evening chanting before turning for a dinner overlooking the Mekong. Appetizer of Beer Lao, fried river weed, and epic sunset. Follow that with a splendid Lao dish, either ‘Beef Laap’ or ‘Mok Pha’. It’s a wonder I do anything constructive around here!

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