11 kick ass caves you should add to your bucket list

Barton Creek Cave, Belize This cave, easily accessible by tour from San Ignacio, is a great day trip for those who like to mix history with adventure. You'll canoe into darkness while your guide points out pottery shards and human remains from the Mayans who used to inhabit the area. Batu Caves, Malaysia These huge... Continue Reading →

Four Thousand Islands of relaxation

Si Phan Don, meaning The 4000 Islands, is an archipelago at the very bottom of Laos, bordering Cambodia to the south. Most of the islands are completely submerged when the waters of the Mekong are high. We stayed on Don Dhet, it's the perfect place to relax, catch up on your diary, read a book... Continue Reading →

White water kayaking to Vientiane

When you're ready to leave Vang Vieng behind and make your way south to Vientiane, the French-colonial capital of Laos, why not travel there by kayak? It's better in every way than catching a bumpy, dusty old bus that is half full of chickens. Kayaking from Vang Vieng There are a few companies who offer... Continue Reading →

There’s more than tubing in Vang Vieng

When you hear of Laos, specifically Vang Vieng, the first thing most people think of is tubing. It became a must-do on every backpacker's list, but due to a horrifically high number of deaths, it has now been banned. Tourists have ruined this town's biggest attraction and income by getting too drunk and doing dangerous... Continue Reading →

Good times in Luang Prabang

This charming and atmospheric city in northern Laos on the banks of the Mekong is the country's first UNESCO listed site and has plenty to offer. Along the main street are some pricey restaurants, you'll find the cheaper places down by the river, which have a much better view anyway. There are also lots of... Continue Reading →

The Slow Boat into Laos

After a few months of fast boats, long tail boats and slave ships, it was finally time to embark on one of the most popular boat trips in South East Asia, the slow boat down the Mekong River from Chiang Rai in Thailand to Luang Prabang in Laos. I booked my ticket two days before... Continue Reading →

The White Temple in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is usually the last stop on most backpacker routes through Thailand before heading into Laos. Along with an incredible night market you can visit Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple as it's known to us, which is actually a privately owned art exhibit that was created from the ruins of the original... Continue Reading →

Visa Requirements for South East Asia

Let me give you one very important piece of advice. Always look into the visa situation before you travel to a new country, whether it's in the same region or on a whole new continent. Visa regulations vary from country to country and change depending on how long you want to stay and what you'll... Continue Reading →

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