Laos

Cruising down the Mekong River in Laos by JD Andrews

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Vang Vieng, Laos by JD Andrews

The Beautiful Tat Kuang Si Waterfall - Luang Prabang, Laos by JD Andrews

The Tat Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang, Laos

After a short up-hill hike, you reach this stunning waterfall - With a number of other smaller falls and standing pools along the trail, making it a fun time to get some exercise then get wet! 

King Anouvong's statue - Vientiane, Laos by JD Andrews

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How many countries have you been to? Does anyone really care? by JD Andrews

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I just returned from Laos, a country I've never traveled to before, it's number Seventy seven, wait, no Seventy eight, maybe Seventy nine....

For some reason the exact number of countries that I've 'explored' was really important to me a few years ago. I'm not sure why...did it make me feel more important? Did it prove that I'm a 'world traveler'? Did it make me any more interesting? Smarter? Taller? Richer? NO!

Plus how do you (if you want to) measure what countries you 'visited' - was it a layover and you just were in the airport, does that count? You spent one day there, got pics of all the touristy things and left, does that count?

Who is to say?

One thing I do know, Contients are much easier to count and my last one (like many travelers) is Antarctica!

I suggest an Antarctica tweet-up...Who's in? :-)

What are your thoughts about counting the countries you have vistited? Do you keep track???

~ Safe Travels ~JD