Getting From Vientiane To Phuket

Vientiane, a four hour minibus ride south from Vang Vieng is the nations capital and was our last stop in Laos before crossing the border en-route to Udon Thani, an Air Asia flight and finally: Phuket. Vientiane offers the first glimpse of western commercialism that we’d seen since our time in Laos. 7-Eleven’s haven’t yet made it to Laos yet but mini marts, Pizza Hut … Continue reading Getting From Vientiane To Phuket

Tubing In The Vang Vieng – Part 1

Getting from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng takes about 6 hours in a convoy of minibuses full of backpackers, most of which have one thing in mind: tubing. The drive itself ventures south down the very worn highway and shows off even more of Laos’ spectacular mountain scenery. Tens of tiny villages with pass with local children playing, women collecting and preparing a type of … Continue reading Tubing In The Vang Vieng – Part 1

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is a UNESCO world heritage town which still holds a fair few French trademarks well after Laos gained independence. The first shock when eating out is the amount of fresh bread in all the cafe’s and restaurants. Even roadside stalls had huge lists of fresh, made to order sandwiches for next to nothing. Needless to say a French bakery was not something readily … Continue reading Luang Prabang