Tag Archives: Laos

MonoChrome Monday : Pak Ou Caves

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.  

Reeling in the Year:2014

Today marks one year since we pulled on our rucksacks and said goodbye to Lucy and Martin in Greenwich, London. We boarded the train to Heathrow with a one way ticket to Perth Australia via Delhi, Bangkok and Bali. Our tummies were tumbling, there was mixture of excitement, fear, sadness and nerves inside. Little did […]

7 Months in Asia

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! […]

Laos Highlights

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.

Slow Burn

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 […]

Wet Wet Wet

  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 Hills Are Alive…

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 […]

Filters and Fashion

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 […]

Wat a town!!

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 […]

River City

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 […]

Legacies Of War

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 […]

Laos Time

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 […]