Shayna leaves for Cali

May 27th, 2007

After 4 countries and 10 weeks of traveling with the lovely Shayna Cohen, today she got on a plane to head back to California. I’m still here in the beautiful town of Luang Prabang (more on my Laos adventures later). It’ll be another 2 months or so before i make it back to Cali.

This was our second big trip together – first was last fall when we did our month long road trip in my faithful Jetta. This time we spent even more time together – 10 weeks – and it was great. We saw tons of budhist temples, had cocktails in a roofless bar on top of a 60-story hotel, wandered through amazing religious ruins, took cooking classes together, learned to weave on a loom, hiked mountains together, saw amazing caves and other natural wonders, hung out with local kids on the beach in Cambodia, spent the night in hill village tribes, met tons of expats and tourists (some super super cool, some not), had many tasteee local beers, received many massages, endured the extreme heat, and rode planes, trains, buses, boats, motorcycles, and bicycles in all parts of SE Asia.

But most importantly, these last few weeks Shayna has made me really happy. And thats a really good thing. I will miss you these next 2 months, miss shay-coh.


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  1. babs
    May 30th, 2007 at 21:03 | #1

    awwwhhhhh!!! you guys r super cute. what an amazing trip.

  2. June 3rd, 2007 at 22:18 | #2

    chad,
    stumbled across this site while looking up some info for mui ne.. would like to get in touch with you about linking to a couple of entries you’ve written.. i work for a online travel agency in ha noi, viet nam, we’re trying to vary our links/content a bit, send your email address to misha@ivivu.com and we can talk a bit more about it.. hope you’re having a good time in luang prabang.. head to the waterfall/swimming holes about 30km south of town if you haven’t yet.. you can charter a boat to take you to it via the mekong for ~$25.. boat fits six, so if you can find friends, it’s cheap.. much nicer than going over land. hope to hear from you soon. misha

  1. June 4th, 2007 at 02:53 | #1