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 […]
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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 […]
Luang Prabang surely will be one of your highlights traveling through Laos. Luang Prabang is a city in the north of Laos and famous for its cultural and religious sights, as well as its French Colonial influenced architecture. If you are planning to tick another great UNESCO World Heritage site off your bucket list, you […]
If you’re lucky enough to be travelling through Thailand or Laos between April 13-15 this year, be prepared to experience the wet and wild one-of-a-kind water festivals known as Songkran/Thai New Year and Pi Mai Lao/Lao New Year.
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 […]
‘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 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 […]