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  • SavannakhetWe left Ban Kong Lor on the 8am sŏrngtăaou to head to a small town on the Mekong called Tha Khek, which seems to only exist as a base for exploring the national park and because there's a bridge to Posted by aliceandguy in Alice and Guy do SE Asia | Aug 3, 2017
  • Kong LorWe continued our journey south from Vientiane to Ban Kong Lor by bus. We'd arranged our tickets through a tour agency (as is pretty typical). You pay them slightly more than the cost of the ticket and they arrange shared Posted by aliceandguy in Alice and Guy do SE Asia | Aug 3, 2017
  • VientianeWe headed south from Kasi, on a pretty rickety bus, to the Laos capital of Vientiane. Uncle Tom had recommended a couple of cheap guest houses in the city centre, so we played hardball with a sŏrngtăaou driver for the Posted by aliceandguy in Alice and Guy do SE Asia | Aug 3, 2017
  • Uncle TomAn early start saw us catching the minivan south from Luang Prabang to a little place called Kasi. Here we met "Uncle Tom", a Welsh chap who was going to teach us how to ride manual shift motorbikes! Tom (real Posted by aliceandguy in Alice and Guy do SE Asia | Aug 3, 2017
  • Luang PrabangWe travelled south from the sleepy town of Luang Namtha to the more bustling Luang Prabang. We opted for a minivan rather than the local bus and, whilst it was certainly quicker, it was very cramped and you felt every Posted by aliceandguy in Alice and Guy do SE Asia | Aug 3, 2017
  • Luang NamthaOur first day in Luang Namtha was spent chilling out. It's a very sleepy town which basically runs along one road. After a bit of a lie in we took a late breakfast and then wandered out to see Posted by aliceandguy in Alice and Guy do SE Asia | Aug 3, 2017
  • LaLaLaLaosMy last couple days in Laos started with me almost falling into the sewer. No, but really. Let me explain. In Laos, and in much of Asia, the sewer systems are covered by giant stone slabs [this picture is Posted by NinjaLlama in Saudade & Cynefin | Jul 31, 2017
  • Land of the free Okay, I know it's been FOREVER. I've had several blogs written here and there, but there have always been gaps so I didn't want to post anything until everything is ready. So here's what's going to happen: I'm Posted by NinjaLlama in Saudade & Cynefin | Jul 30, 2017
  • The Mystery of Plain of Jars in Phonsavanh, LAO PDRThe early morning in Phonsavanh in Xiengkhouang province Laos was cool and refreshing. Honouring the deal made with my guide for the day for a tour to 3 sites of the Plains of Jars as well as a detour to Posted by kidd27 in From Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City | Jul 7, 2017
  • Pink lung disease and monkey ear mushrooms I spent my entire day today...eating, basically. And reading an entire book. I started at Bouang, where I got a colorful Buddha bowl served to me in a tiny pot. Then I Posted by NinjaLlama in Saudade & Cynefin | Jul 3, 2017
  • Blog postings with a chance of flurriesI’m catching up again! Yay! I’m still working out the best way to do all of this. Writing about my day isn’t so bad, it’s the part where I have to pull in photos that slows me Posted by NinjaLlama in Saudade & Cynefin | Jul 3, 2017
  • Receptiveness is a choice I’m tired. I’m fine, but I’m tired. Tired of the constant invasion of my comfort zone, and tired of being on the move. I’m tired of throwing my toilet paper in the trash instead of the toilet, Posted by NinjaLlama in Saudade & Cynefin | Jul 3, 2017
  • Naps and netflixSeveral days passed in this blog, and many of them were filled with naps and down time and people watching (and netflix, let’s be honest)… so instead of giving you the play-by-play, here’s a simple list of some of the Posted by NinjaLlama in Saudade & Cynefin | Jul 3, 2017
  • Moon bears and nibbly fishLuang Prabang is adorable. It’s super chill and sleepy. Roosters crow all day long, and monks walk the streets each morning to collect alms. There is a bamboo bridge that’s only for foot traffic which is rebuilt Posted by NinjaLlama in Saudade & Cynefin | Jul 3, 2017
  • Happy dogs wantedOkay so first thing first. I found a local vet in the area who was willing to go look for the dog to help him. I had no idea where to find scissors or the dog, and I Posted by NinjaLlama in Saudade & Cynefin | Jul 3, 2017
  • Goodbye Thailand, hello LaosEventuallly the rain slowed down, and I went upstairs to check out that art show. It was awesome, and the upstairs space was lovely. I don't understand why this coffee shop wasn't jam packed with people studying and Posted by NinjaLlama in Saudade & Cynefin | Jul 3, 2017
  • Vientaine - Laos's CapitalAfter a 6 hour bus trip through the mountains we ended our trip trouble fee in the current capital of Vientiane. Our hotel - The Avalon - was situated in the Old Quarter n Posted by Toot'speak in Indochina Encompassed | Jul 2, 2017
  • Backpacking Laos Sleepy as the Mekong river, stepping into Laos was like stepping into land that time forgot. While Thailand is geared towa Posted by av9901 in Forever roaming the world | Jul 2, 2017
  • Zipping through the JungleWe have two days in this town which in its day was a hang out for the youth of the world who lived under the motto " anything goes". This meant massive rave parties with the accompanying licentious behaviour. The Posted by Toot'speak in Indochina Encompassed | Jul 1, 2017
  • Sleeping with the RoosterAfter a 6 hour bus trip meandering through the mountains from Luang Prabang to just outside of Vang Vieng we arrived at our home stay. The trip was without mishap and we got to see the movement, via trucks, of Posted by Toot'speak in Indochina Encompassed | Jul 1, 2017
  • From Monks to the GutterUp b Posted by Toot'speak in Indochina Encompassed | Jul 1, 2017
  • Making Friends on the MekongSecond day on the River meant we packed ourselves back onto our own long boat for the rest of the trip down to the city of Luang Prabang. On the way down we popped into a village situated on the Posted by Toot'speak in Indochina Encompassed | Jun 26, 2017
  • World Challenge Cambodia/Laos - Nov/Dec 2015Before heading out on expedition, I spent a week in Hassness in the Lake District and refreshing and adding to my navigation skills. Hassness House is a beautiful little gem in Buttermere. So from the rain soaked Lake District Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Dec 21, 2015
  • World Challenge Expedition Vietnam/Laos 28 days World Challenge Vietnam/Laos expedition 2014 I arrived from Cambodia to Saigon overland and felt immediately taken by this bustling, energetic city with offers a mix of colonial and modern architecture hat reminds me of Shanghai. Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Dec 21, 2014
  • From Luang Namtha to Luang PrabangLuang Namtha/Muang Sing/Nong Khiaw/Luang Prabang I didn't get to see much of Luang Prabang during my 1 day/2 nights stay here, just enough to walk around and admire the little alley ways that reminded me of New England or somewhere in Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Feb 23, 2010
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