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The best way to get from Thailand to Laos

The best way to get from Thailand to Laos

If you’re backpacking in Southeast Asia, naturally the next country to visit after Thailand is Laos. You might be wondering how to get from Thailand to Laos and be considering your options. There are bus options and train options. And sure, you can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang… but life is all about the […]

6 reasons why you can’t skip Laos

6 reasons why you can’t skip Laos

Laos – the underdog of South East Asia – is often overlooked by it’s more popular neighbours: Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. However those who’ve been there will say just how great this beautiful little country is! With its hidden caves, lush jungles, terraced rice paddies and rural villages it has all the potential to be a […]

Why Hop-Off in Luang Prabang, Laos?

Why Hop-Off in Luang Prabang, Laos?

Spiritual capital, slow boat end-point and UNESCO heritage city, Luang Prabang is a completely unique destination in Laos. Its has a rare combination of French colonial history, traditional Lao village life, and a potent Buddhist influence through every street, and is a place you could easily spend two weeks or more. Even if you can’t […]

A Practice in Plowing: The Living Land Farm in Luang Prabang, Laos

A Practice in Plowing: The Living Land Farm in Luang Prabang, Laos

‘Hui, Susan! Hui!’ My bare feet squelched uncomfortably in the mud beneath me, and the milky grey water rose up to lap at my knees. With one hand on the plow, and another holding the reins, I tried to convince myself that I really was in control of the beast before me. My efforts aside, […]

The Road from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

The Road from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

The journey from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng by road is an arduous one. The broken road twists, winds and climbs through the mountains, churning the stomach and rattling the bones of even the hardiest of backpacker. The drive is six to seven hours – if you’re lucky. Delays are common. Large transport trucks, clueless […]

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