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Laos After Dark

LAOS | Tue, 31 Mar 2015 | By wtarmstrong | Views [381]

I’ve been mispronouncing Laos my entire life. It wasn’t until I started researching the country as a possible destination for this trip that I learned, it’s Laos like Cow, not Laos like Mouse. Turns out there were many things I didn’... Read more >

Tags: bridge, elephants, food, french, laos, luang prabang, mekong, monks, temples

Fun along the Mekong

VIETNAM | Fri, 19 Dec 2014 | By mtmmeyer | Views [454]

The people in the Mekong Delta just might be the friendliest people on Earth.  This is surprising as the region does see its fair share of tourists.  Maybe it is because I was being escorted around by local guides (who were all family).  ... Read more >

Tags: markets, mekong

Hammocks on the Mekong, night busses, and COPE in the capital

LAOS | Mon, 11 Nov 2013 | By rutha90 | Views [2189]

From the border of Laos I travelled by minivan to a small riverside village on the Mekong River called Ban Makasang, which is the port to Si Phan Don, or 4000 islands. I took a small boat out to the nearest island, Don Det. I stayed in a bungalow on ... Read more >

Tags: bolaven, charity, mekong, nightbus, plantation, vientiane, waterfalls

Laos

LAOS | Wed, 3 Jul 2013 | By harper1 | Views [380]

7 th April, 2013 The sound of rain pouring from the drains is such a welcoming sound after the 40 degree day on Don Det, Laos. I lay in my hammock on the balcony of my bungalow, kindle in hand and I couldn’t be more relaxed. This weirdly fantastic ... Read more >

Tags: laos, mekong

Photos: My Scholarship Entry: Slow Living on the Mekong

LAOS | Wed, 3 Jul 2013 | By justintreadwell | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

As I child I was happiest surrounded by piles of National Geographic magazines, vicariously discovering exotic places through the eyes of the society's skilled photographers. Grown up and travelling myself, I have even more respect for the skill it takes ... Read more >
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Tags: laos, luang prabang, mekong, people, travel photography scholarship 2013

2 day slow boat to Laos ... and Luang Prabang

LAOS | Sun, 16 Jun 2013 | By paulpiorun | Views [1177]

Our 2 day slow boat down the Mekong river was a very relaxing journey and we made some great friends in the process. The journey started off at the Thai border at Chiang Kong (far north east) where we spent the night. We had great views of Laos on the ... Read more >

Tags: bowling, mekong, waterfalls

On Lao Time

LAOS | Sat, 6 Apr 2013 | By gsewake | Views [488]

We have only been in Laos for a little over a week, but we are already feeling our pace slowing. The Lao are famous for their chill attitude towards timetables, work, and life in general, and after busy and demanding Vietnam its a nice change of pace.... Read more >

Tags: chill, hammock, laos, luang prabang, mekong, sightseeing

A week in Vientiane

LAOS | Fri, 19 Oct 2012 | By lani | Views [916] | Comments [1]

Laos started out as a convenient side trip idea which allowed us to leave Thailand and re-enter to renew our tourist visas for another month but ended up being a true highlight of the trip!    We flew to Vientiane in the morning and after ... Read more >

Tags: beer, city, laos, mekong, relaxing, sunsets, vientiane

Laos part two.....the south

LAOS | Thu, 26 Jul 2012 | By coggos | Views [1360] | Comments [1]

Laos part 2 Over the past ten days we have spent seven on a motor bike. First we completed three days on the thaket loop then another 5 at Champasak and the Bolaven Plateau. This form of travel really suits Paul and I. You have so much flexibility ... Read more >

Tags: bolaven plateau, don det, kong lor cave, laos, mekong, thaket loop

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

VIETNAM | Thu, 12 May 2011 | By scottjohnson1 | Views [437]

So I think I've finally adjusted to the 11 hour time difference, and I must have done it in a way that turned me into a morning person at the same time. I wake up between 5-6am every morning now, but that's probably also because the sun rises at 5am ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, city tour, mekong, nha trang, train

Mekong

THAILAND | Sat, 5 Mar 2011 | By blackbs2 | Views [480] | Comments [1]

Hello (sa wat de kha) from Chiang Mai!  Currently sitting at a train station, waiting for my bus to whisk me away to the Mekong River at the border town of Chiang Kong, directly across from Laos. We traveled (via airplane) from the southern town of ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, mekong

Laos over de Mighty Mekong

NETHERLANDS | Thu, 17 Dec 2009 | By supercozi | Views [1005] | Comments [5]

Op dit moment zit ik Laos, in Luang Prabang om precies te zijn. Voor me een heerlijk kopje sterke koffie. Over de straat kuieren Laotianen, monniken, toeristen. Alles gaat hier een versnelling lager. Dat geeft een heerlijk gevoel. Je hoeft niets en ... Read more >

Tags: cruise, fair trade, laos, luang prabang, mekong, weven

The Mekong: A Solo Journey from Vietnam to Cambodia, then onto Bangkok!

VIETNAM | Tue, 8 Dec 2009 | By missy_carrie_gee | Views [1835]

So, I decided to take the scenic route from Saigon to Bangkok. I always wanted to sail along the Mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia, and see the locals’ daily life unfold before my eyes. I decided on the 3 day, 2 night tour from Saigon to Phnom Penh. From ... Read more >

Tags: boats, border crossing, buses, cambodia, mekong, mekong homestay, mekong people, tours, vietnam

More Vietnam!

VIETNAM | Sun, 8 Feb 2009 | By chrismoon | Views [416]

Right, so i've not been updating for a while, mainly as Vietnam and Laos have been incredibly hectic with not a moment to spare to use the internet.... or something like that! So we went on a three day tour of the Mekong Delta leaving Phnom Penh finishing ... Read more >

Tags: mekong, siagon, vietnam

Pakse and Tha Khek - Forgettable Transit Stops

LAOS | Tue, 27 Jan 2009 | By jciecko | Views [1074]

I don't have much to say for either Pakse or Tha Khek. Both towns were quick overnight stops as we explored the more remote eastern provinces and made our way towards Vientiane. They each had a fun riverside bar/restaurant scene and remnants of French ... Read more >

Tags: bus, mekong, riverside

Kratie - Friendly River Town

CAMBODIA | Thu, 22 Jan 2009 | By jciecko | Views [697]

We spent one very brief night in Kratie. It's not exactly a major tourist destination, but it was a perfect stop for us to break up the long bus ride to Laos. Our book says that Kratie is the soul of Cambodia and I can see why. The people were incredibly ... Read more >

Tags: kids, kratie, mekong

mekong delta

VIETNAM | Sun, 30 Nov 2008 | By glimmerwing | Views [719]

the next morning I was up early to get the bus to the boat. Phat was suppose to meet me there to get the bus also, but there was no sign of her. I was hoping that she was running late and would meet me at the boat instead. But what was going through ... Read more >

Tags: delta, homestay, mekong

My Tho is Bleeding!

VIETNAM | Sun, 9 Nov 2008 | By willpeach | Views [2040]

My Tho is very interesting. When taken with students that is. Our trip there from Saigon took about an hour and a half and the road surface was much more forgiving than the previous outing to Cu Chi. I could even read. For a short while. Until ... Read more >

Tags: bee farm, heart of darkness, joseph conrad, mekong, my tho, snake farm

Life lived on the street

VIETNAM | Sun, 20 Apr 2008 | By simon_monk | Views [1449] | Video

Cantho and the nearby town of Soc Trang are the source of some of our strongest memories of the country: being turned away from every hotel because they just didn't have a policy on what to do with tourists who fronted up at the front desk; when we ... Read more >

Tags: boats, cantho, markets, mekong, memories

Taxi » Ferry » Cyclo » Motorbike » Mini-van » Ferry » Taxi

VIETNAM | Fri, 18 Apr 2008 | By simon_monk | Views [2644]

Sometime you just can't know how it's going to work out. Today we had planned to get to Cantho, knew it must be possible, but also knew that there weren't any obvious or direct buses, so were going to have to make it up as we went along. This is usually ... Read more >

Tags: cantho, cyclo, experience, hustler, journey, mekong, mytho, vietnam

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