Archive for 'Laos'

33 things we love about Laos

Posted on 08. May, 2012 by .

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Laos was one of our favorite countries in South East Asia and there are so many things we loved about it – find out which 33 things we love most!

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Detour to the Plain of Jars

Posted on 06. May, 2012 by .

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As we arrive in the late afternoon light, the scene is more how we would have imagined a trip to Mongolia, not Phonsavan, Laos. Motorcycle riders with scarves over their faces to block the dust, the cityscape here is barren but you see from the construction that there is prosperity in its future. But we’re here to see the mysterious Plain of Jars.

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Photo Essay: The markets of Laos

Posted on 24. Apr, 2012 by .

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Live toads, whole chickens, seaweed…come and take a visual tour of the markets of Laos with us.

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Charmant in the City – Luang Prabang, Laos

Posted on 22. Apr, 2012 by .

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Luang Prabang in Northern Laos is an entertaining place to visit – combining quaint French-colonial architecture with Buddhist temples and buzzing markets. Here are our tips what to see and do:

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What’s for breakfast in Laos?

Posted on 15. Apr, 2012 by .

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We had never heard of the dishes with names like cheaw makork or khao piak sen when we got to Laos – find out what they are and what’s our favorite Lao breakfast.

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Please don’t go to…Muang Ngoi Neua | Laos

Posted on 10. Apr, 2012 by .

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A trip to the serene, sleepy village on the shores of the Nam Ou River in Northern Laos, Muang Ngoi Neua, feels like a trip back in time – but you don’t want to go there…

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Vomit, squat toilets and lots of tangerines: A (not-so) typical transportation day in Laos

Posted on 06. Apr, 2012 by .

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They say that travel is about the journey, not the destination…In our recent Reflections post, we said that we love the nitty-gritty of bus travel. We thought it was about time to share just what ‘nitty-gritty’ entails, so we are inviting you along on our journey from the tiny, unremarkable town of Muang Sing in the very north of Laos, near the Chinese border, to the beautiful river town of Nong Khiaw.

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A comprehensive guide to Nong Khiaw, Laos

Posted on 02. Apr, 2012 by .

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This travel guide to Nong Khiaw (Nong Khiew) includes places to stay, where to eat, what to do and see, and where you find the best free wifi in town.

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Goodbye 2011: Our year of travel in pictures

Posted on 31. Dec, 2011 by .

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Another amazing year is coming to an end – our 2nd as full-time travelers! It’s hard to believe just how much we have done this year…check out some of our photo highlights of 2011!

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Tops and Flops of 600 days of travel: Days 501 – 600

Posted on 23. Dec, 2011 by .

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We just recently celebrated our 600th day on the road! There were highs and lows, as always, that we would like to share… Find out about the Tops & Flops of our last 100 days.

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