Tag Archives: Laos
Pictures taken in the Pak Ou Caves, on the banks of the Mekong River near Luang Prabang in Laos (2014). These caves are noted for their collection of hundreds of Minature Buddha Statues.
As we board the flight to Perth we have realised that it is just over 7 months travel in Asia that has just been completed. To commemorate this here is some Top 7 lists of our incredible journey so far. (n.b Each item has a link to that post!) Written by John AND Karen! […]
You know the drill by now… A collage of photos to sum up our adventure in Laos. We particularly enjoyed how laid back the people are in Laos, we urge you to visit Laos highlands to experience real Laos.
Due to the stormy weather we cut our time in northern Laos short by a few days. Something we were both sad about as we really liked the laid back life of the highlands. However there is very little to do there when it is lashing rain and thunder storms. Video evidence can be found […]
Our plan was simple. 11am wooden boat up to another highland village called Muang Ngoi to stay the night. What we didn’t count on was the elements, or one of them – water! The night before a huge storm broke and while it was gone by morning it struck again moments before we headed […]
The van pulled up outside the guesthouse as John was shoveling the last of his scrambled egg into his mouth. It was already rammed and was carrying more passengers than seats. Reminded us of the journey to Kep. Surely this would not be the van that takes us all the way to Nong Khiaw.Luckily for […]
The first of our activities alluded to in our last post was a visit up the Mekong river to see the caves at Pak Ou. The previous night the water would not work in the shed so we were moved to another room. Sitting at our breakfast we were told that we would have to […]
Almost recovered from the party town of Vang Vieng we boarded the local bus to Luang Prabang. The journey was loooong and slooooow as we made the trip up the mountains.7 hours later and after several stops so the driver could deliver items and pick up friends, we finally arrived in the city. Finding […]
Our next stop was the infamous party town Vang Veing. Famous for tubing, however in recent years the crazy party scene has mellowed due to government restrictions placed on the numbers of bars on the tubing circuit. The removal of zip lines was after several casualties and 11 fatalities in 2011. We arrived here with […]
On our first full day in Vientiane we decided to visit a sight of a different nature. Not a Temple, Palace or Museum but one of the best Visitor Centers we have been in quite a while. Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise, otherwise known as COPE, is a locally run non-profit organisation working with the […]
After a fun filled 4 weeks in Vietnam it was time to dodge the horrendous 36 hour bus and jump on the flash packer Vietnamise Airline flight to Vientiane- the capital of Laos. 1 hour later we landed in Lao People Democratic Republic, the only landlocked country in South East Asia. We had decided to […]