- Into the WetI was dropped off the Salavan bus at small village near the Tad-Lo waterfalls. After some wandering around I found a bungalow by the river with a water-view that I may not repeat on this trip.
Yesterday I biked about 8km Posted by grasshopper in Singapore to London Overland | Jul 24, 2014
- The Night the Earth MovedI had a choice when leaving Vientiane: a day bus to my intended destination of Pakse arriving ostensibly at 10pm; a day bus to a closer town; or a night bus to Pakse. I chose my usual last resort - Posted by grasshopper in Singapore to London Overland | Jul 24, 2014
- French ConnectionWhen the tsongkaeo driver dropped us off in the city centre of Vientiane, I asked him what street we were on, seeing as street signs in Laos are generally in Lao. He looked at me like I was stupid and Posted by grasshopper in Singapore to London Overland | Jul 24, 2014
- Epic on a BusToday was a Not So Hot Day. In other words, a Wet Day. Hosed down overnight.
It was also the day I moved on from Luang Prabang to the capital Vientiane. In the absence of the now-deceased boat service, I caught Posted by grasshopper in Singapore to London Overland | Jul 18, 2014
- Swimming With ElephantsWhen I went to the Singapore Zoo they had elephant rides. I didn’t bother with the queues but thought it would be neat to ride an elephant.
Here in Luang Prabang there is an array of tour offices offering a selection Posted by grasshopper in Singapore to London Overland | Jul 18, 2014
- Luang PrabangLuang Prabang is at the end of line, metaphorically speaking when it comes to long-distance public boat transport in Laos. The service down to the capital Vientiane ended just last year and south of Vientiane sometime before that.
My first impression Posted by grasshopper in Singapore to London Overland | Jul 18, 2014
- The Mighty MekongThe days of local commuter transport on the Mekong are coming to an end, as new roads are built. Today I caught the “Slow Boat” from Huay Xai down to Pakbeng, a small town whose main income is probably from Posted by grasshopper in Singapore to London Overland | Jul 14, 2014
- Other Side of the River, Other Side of the RoadOne of the little adventures I was looking forward to, was crossing the Thai-Laos border, the Mekong river, by long boat. Perhaps by being too smart for my own good, it didn’t happen.
I got the local bus from Chiang Rai Posted by grasshopper in Singapore to London Overland | Jul 13, 2014
- Luang Prabang, LaosWe were told the slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang departed at 10:30am daily so the goal that morning was to catch a taxi from our hotel in Chiang Khong, cross the border and get on another taxi Posted by gregandissy in There and back again | Jul 12, 2014
- My UtopiaBefore I can tell you about Luang Prabang it is important to summarize the sketchy bus experience I had getting there. The bus is advertised as 8 hours for the short 210km. There were 15 people on the minivan. Notable Posted by Flanilandlizard in Ready.Set.Travel. | Jun 9, 2014
- More Than Just a PartyNext up on the adventure was Vang Vieng. Well known for its drunken antics and dangerous partying most travellers were suprised to hear that wasn't the agenda I had in mind for my visit.
I teamed up with Andrea (Switzerland) and Posted by Flanilandlizard in Ready.Set.Travel. | Jun 6, 2014
- Lani Laos LessonsMy first solo flight landed me in Vientiane late in the afternoon Tuesday. My first impressions were that things were bustling and not that pretty but I was still excited to explore this new country.
As I got to my hostel Posted by Flanilandlizard in Ready.Set.Travel. | Jun 6, 2014
- And onto LaosAfter Cat Ba, we spent another day and night in Hanoi exploring the city. Not much to report from Hanoi, if honest we were not big fans of it as a city - but this may well have been Posted by RachelandGeoff in Exploring on a trip of a life time | May 31, 2014
- Where i will be eatingI will be eating and the 5 star Trancoso beach bar and restaurant.
Located on Nativos Beach, one of the most private stretches of beach in Trancoso, is the Villas de Trancoso restaurant. Outside guests can make a reservation for breakfast, Posted by Ash.S.Nobrega in South America (Brazil) | May 29, 2014
- Being lazy in VientianeSean and I left for Vientiane by a lovely comfortable bus! A luxury in Laos!! We planned to arrive in Vientiane on Thursday afternoon and go straight to the Vietnam embassy to apply for next day visas. However, unknown to Posted by Libbytes in PhD Celebration Travel | May 27, 2014
- Chilling out in LaosI know I haven't given news for a while and my trip now approaches to an end so prepare yourself for a bunch of articles in the next days! :)
After the hectic months I had just spent in New Zealand, Posted by manolo84 in Around The World in 370 days | May 25, 2014
- Fun in Vang ViengFrom Luang Prabang, myself, Sean, Janine, Heather and Lody took a mini bus down to Vang Vieng... a very winding route through the mountains and valleys. The journey was tough for me since my seat wasn't properly secured to the Posted by Libbytes in PhD Celebration Travel | May 22, 2014
- The journey to Luang Prabang, LaosSean and I got up early on Tuesday morning to catch a mini bus to Chiang Khong; possibly the scariest road journey so far, as our driver carelessly selected songs to play over the speakers on YouTube! In Chiang Posted by Libbytes in PhD Celebration Travel | May 20, 2014
- Lots of getting wet in Lovely Laos For our first day in Luang Prabang we had a leisurely breakfast with Dee, Sinead and Kevin and the five of us just had a relaxed mooch about the old town for the day as we knew the festivities of Posted by TessAndRach in Asian Adventure | May 6, 2014
- Entering Laos - slowboat down the MekongAfter crossing the border into Laos from Thailand, we were soon boarding the infamous slow boat to take us on the two day journey to Luang Prabang along the Mekong river, a long stretch of which forms the border between Posted by TessAndRach in Asian Adventure | Apr 28, 2014
- VientianeOur arrival to Vientiane, Laos capital, was interesting as the Lao New Year celebrations had started. This meant water everywhere. From the bus we saw pick up trucks full of people with buckets of water, hoses,pistols and water bombs pouring Posted by joxa in j&x travels | Apr 19, 2014
- Vang ViengVan Vieng used to be a party Meca but it seems that Lao authorities put a stop to it. The place has scenic views and we managed after some searching to find a nice bungalow with views to the hills. Posted by joxa in j&x travels | Apr 18, 2014
- PhonsavanOur trip to Phonsavan could be defined by one word: long. It took us 12 hours to arrive there when we were expecting that it'd be only 7. It didn't help that we were cramped sitting on small seats with Posted by joxa in j&x travels | Apr 18, 2014
- Luang PrabangLuang Prabang is a quiet and scenic town on the Mekong river. We enjoyed our time there and spent a couple of days walking around the old part and visiting the numerous temples dotted along the city. The quiet atmosphere Posted by joxa in j&x travels | Apr 18, 2014
- Along Nam Ou RiverWe arrived to Laos after 21 hour journey, first by sleeper bus and then a local minivan. Laos greeted us with series of scams with weird fees incurred on the border. The journey reminded us of our travels in Sumatra Posted by joxa in j&x travels | Apr 17, 2014