Saturday, December 09, 2006

Bangkok Jazz Festival

4th Bangkok Jazz Festival at Sanam Suapa during December 15th-17th, 2006. Don't miss it. Tickets available at Thaiticketmaster.

Event schedule as follows.
Friday, December 15th: Hiromi, Salena Jones, Lee Ritenour, Tower of Power
Saturday, December 16th: Asia Beat Project, Jazz Kamikaze, Lisa Ono, Yellowjackets
Sunday, December 17th: Jirapan Ansvananda, A.S.G.P., Dave Grusin, World Star Jazz Jam

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Laos Trip

I just got back from Laos trip. There're 9 of us with 2 cars. We drove all the way from Bangkok to Luang Prabang, about 2000 kilometers round trip. (See Jesse's trip schedule here.) The toughest part of this trip was from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang, which was slightly more than 200 km but took about 6 hours to drive. And we spent only half a day there! Should have spent another night in Luang Prabang, there're so many places to see. (Luang Prabang is one of the world's heritage, in case you don't know.) Another 2 nights in Vang Vieng were great. We took a kayaking tour which was fun.

There're so many foreigners in both cities we visited and in Vientiane where we drove passed by. In Luang Prabang there're an older group of foreigners sightseeing cultural sites, and in Vang Vieng, a younger group chilling out with a bottle of Beer Lao in their hands. I think it's because of the nature of Lao people that makes Laos the place to relax yourself. It's like time is ticking so slowly that you don't have to rush for anything. I really enjoy this trip--because Laos is a very nice place, and because I was there with great friends. And I will definitely go there again.


See the pictures here: My flickr album, Jesse's album