September 23, 2018
Things I wish existed while I’ve been traveling
- A simple mapping app where people who have lived in a city can quickly add hotel recommendations, local restaurants, things to do, and easily mark them as day activities, night activities, touristy, local, etc. You could then browse the app by choosing somebody you trust, and viewing their map.
- A type of accommodation that existed in between hotels and hostels. I only need a bed and no hotel amenities, but I don’t need to share a room with 12 people.
- A map showing the “feel” of different neighborhoods.
- “Travel blog” software geared specifically for people maintaining a travel blog. Beautiful built in maps, photo gallery, itinerary.
The “Roadside Motel” Bill
Elizabeth and I were watching Ken Burns’ documentary on the Vietnam War as we weaved our way through the backcountry of Laos. In 1973, Henry
Hiking to Nalan, a remote ethnic hill tribe.
From Luang Namtha in Northern Laos, it takes a full day to reach Nalan. It’s an ethnic minority village in the middle of the Nam Ha National Park.
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