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Yes! It's still possible to find the 'real' Asia... the one before plastic consumerism, rampant economic growth and western food on every street corner. The charming and gentle country of Laos wraps itself around the meandering mighty Mekong as it makes it's way south from China to Cambodia. Along it's course, you'll find stunning mountain vistas, villages that have taken a step back in time, great eco-tourism adventures and of course, the very tasty, abundant and affordable BeerLao. Be sure to say a cheery 'Sabaidee!' to the happiest people in South East Asia.

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Vientiane on Foot

Sat, 7 Mar 2020 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [35]

For the large part it was on foot today. My bizarre list of travel experiences only got even more bizarre today. When I went downstairs for breakfast the manager accused me of taking a piss in my room. Originally I paid for two nights but they told me ... Read more >

Lao or Laos?

Fri, 6 Mar 2020 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [37]

After gorgeous weather during my five days in Chiang Mai it bucketed down the entire overnight bus ride to Nong Khai, across the border from Vientiane. In addition all of my stuff got wet due to a leaky roof and I had no way of charging my phone. Grab ... Read more >

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Fri, 6 Mar 2020 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery


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Reflections on Travels in Laos Over the Past Decade

Sat, 26 Oct 2019 | By nw_dave | Views [13]

As Lori and I get ready to leave our home in Laos for the past three years, naturally, we've been reflecting a lot on our Laos travels over the past decade. Laos left such an impression on the two of us the first time around in 2012 that we decided ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, expat life, laos, motorbiking, southeast asia, trekking

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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 | By sorkoo | Photo Gallery


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Lovely Laos

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 | By sorkoo | Views [247]

We landed in Laos just as the sun was setting. As we drove into the small city of Luang Pabrang (LP), we knew we would like it here. The streets are quaint and once again have a French influence. The first night we explored the large night market filled ... Read more >

Part 4

Sat, 8 Jul 2017 | By solorunner | Views [547]

i have even more time to share with you guys now that the trekking agency I was supposed to climb with ditched me on Lombok island, Indonesia. So I had 2 choices, try to find these guys which would include paying 30$ for a taxi ride to the middle of ... Read more >

Vientiane, Laos- Stories On Walls

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 | By journeyjane | Views [286]

Vientiane, Laos- Stories on Walls 10/06/17-13/06/17 I'm sitting under the Patuxay (victory gate) in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. I have come here every day in the three days I've been here. The exterior of the structure has a very strong presence ... Read more >

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The Gibbon Experience

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 | By journeyjane | Views [323]

The Gibbon Experience, Laos 07/06/2017-09/06/2017 I read about the Gibbon Experience on an online travel blog and further investigated the website for what I assumed to be a trekking company visiting monkeys in the jungle. The company had two trips ... Read more >

Tales of Tubing!

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [788] | Comments [1]

The day had arrived for us to go tubing! We had been excited about this activity since before we started the trip. We headed down to the pick up point, grabbing some food from a street vendor along the way. We paid, filled in a disclaimer document and ... Read more >

Tags: amazing, dark, drinks, fun, new friends, relaxed, river, rubber rings, scenery, tubing

Rivers, Rain and Reruns of Friends

Sat, 8 Apr 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [354]

From Vientiane we got a mini bus to Vang Vieng. It took about 3 and a half hours with a 15 minute stop off at a little side road food market. At the stop off point we had all just pilled back on the bus after enjoying a grilled corn, we noticed a few ... Read more >

Tags: bars, bridges, hills, irish bar, rain, relaxed, river, thunder storms, travel, views

Long journeys, Borders and Culture Shocks

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [523]

We boarded the bus and were shown to the top deck and taken to our seats. The seats were pretty huge. They were about a seat and a half of a regular coach seat, if not wider, they reclined to about a 45 degree angle and had a foot rest that came up as ... Read more >

Tags: border crossings, buses, culture, laos, overnight, shock, sleeper bus, travel, tuk tuks, visas

Photos: March 2017

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 | By mtd5116 | Photo Gallery

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Thakhek Loop

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 | By mtd5116 | Views [227]

While in Northern Laos we kept hearing about a 4-day loop done via motorbike through central Laos. We decided to do it as a test run because we thought we might want to buy bikes in Vietnam. The loop starts and ends in this little town along the Mekong ... Read more >

The Adult Playgroud - Vang Vieng

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 | By mtd5116 | Views [349]

Vang Vieng is one of the strangest towns we have stayed in. Here, we managed to find the best pizza in SE Asia, river tubing, caves, and pretty much every person from our slowboat from Thailand.  Vang Vieng used to be a crazy party city in Laos ... Read more >

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