Lao's most picturesque city!
We stumbled into a parade and got swept away amongst the lights and drums and dancing.     We turned the aircon down and crawled under the soft duvet.   We ate late breakfast on a terrace overlooking a bank of the Mekong river.     We lazed by the […]

Back in Luang Prabang

Eight weeks in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal
Recently I was going through some old photos and videos and I came across some footage of the eight week trip we took two years ago with Matt’s sister and her boyfriend.We joined them at the start of their year of traveling and had a blast exploring Thailand, Laos and Angkor […]

On the road: Eight weeks in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and ...

Laotian coffee berries
    We spent 2 weeks travelling through Laos from Huay Xai to Pakse. We had our ups and downs and there’s plenty more for us to see but we thought we’d share our favourite things about this beautiful country. …..*drumroll*….. in no particular order:   1. The people Perhaps […]

5 things we loved about Laos

Angkor Wat 2
Starting on the sunny shores of Koh Phi Phi and ending up at the ancient ruins of Angkor; we spent 5 and a half weeks making our way through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia with Matt’s sister Lauren and her boyfriend, Tom. When we leave each place we always ask each […]

Thailand to Cambodia in 6 weeks

Coffee 1
Laos’s Bolaven Plateau is sandwiched between Thai and Vietnamese borders. It is not a thrumming tourist destination but it’s reputation for coffee and waterfalls is growing and many choose to settle down in Pakse and explore the Plateau to break up the journey from Thakek to Si Phan Don (4000 […]

What to do on the Bolaven Plateau

Driving to Konglor Cave
  With a long day ahead of us, we set our alarms early and were on the road by 6.00. We began the beautiful 40km journey to Konglor village with the sun rising in front of us and smoke lending the mountains a picture book eeriness. It was very atmospheric […]

Here at Konglor Cave

Vang Vieng
  The bus journey from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng was picturesque though stomach churning. Twisting and turning through the smog covered peaks, I gazed in wonder at the jagged cliff faces and green hills disappearing into the clouds. We passed through tiny hillside villages, women carrying heavy loads using […]

Here in Vang Vieng

  Months ago we planned out a rough intinery for our 6 week trip through Thailand and Laos to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Then I looked at our dates and realised that we would be riding round the Laos countryside during Songkran. The Laos (and Thai) New Year festival is […]

Songkran in Rural Laos

Tree of Life
  In all honestly, we probably didn’t make the most of Luang Prabang. One of our group was really sick and morale suffered. An action packed stay was out of the question. However, if it had to happen anywhere in Laos, Luang Prabang was probably the best place for it; […]

Here in Luang Prabang

  We were in Chiang Rai and we wanted to get to the UNESCO Hertitage Site of Luang Prabang. We could take a long and windy bus journey, race there on a dangerous speedboat or spend two days drifting down the Mekong on the ‘slow boat’.   There was no […]

Slow boat on the Mekong

Visa run in Vientiane
  We had to go to the Laos capital to get our visas. We got a sleeper train from Bangkok; I’ve never ben on one before and it was a great experience. Matt had the best night’s sleep he’s had since we’ve been in Asia and I slept okay although […]

Here in Vientiane