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 →

Kong Lor Cave, off the beaten track in Laos

That is one phrase you are guaranteed to hear people say while you're travelling. Everybody wants to get "off the beaten track" to find somewhere unique and different and away from it all. We managed to find this in a tiny town called Kong Lor. Kong Lor Cave Tham Kong Lo is a huge limestone... 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 →

Hippy Paradise in Pai

Once you've been in South East Asia for a little while you will probably notice you're slowly changing things about yourself either to fit in, to be more comfortable or because it's easier. From wearing fisherman pants and no shoes to eating tofu and smoking a sheesha. There is no better place to let that... Continue Reading →

Chilling in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai was one of my favourite places in Thailand, it has the perfect mix of old and new. The city has been built around the old city wall and moat, there are over 300 ancient temples to explore, with plenty of trendy bars and fantastic markets to keep you busy. There is also a... Continue Reading →

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