• Laos
  • Muang Ngoi and Muang Khua

    Muang Ngoi

    Same as Nong Khiaw, Muang Ngoi and Muang Khua are both small, secluded towns off the Nam Ou River. Muang Ngoi Extremely isolated and fairly difficult to reach, Muang Ngoi is a sleepy little town. Similar to Nong Khiaw, it boasts an attractive list of activities, such as hiking, kayaking and tubing tours, but at […]

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  • Nong Khiaw

    Nong Khiaw

    Only about 4 hours by bus from Luang Prabang is Nong Khiaw, one of my favourite places in Laos. Nong Khiaw is a sleepy little town on the Nam Ou river. There’s not much to do there, as it’s mostly a launching pad for other activities¬†like trekking, kayaking and tubing. But even if you don’t […]

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  • Luang Prabang

    Luang Prabang

    Luang Prabang is a charming city encircled by mountains. As the former capital of Laos, there’s plenty of history, colonial architecture and cultural heritage sites. Possibly because the whole town is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, there’s a bit of a bubble atmosphere here, separating it from the rest of Laos. Aside […]

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  • Vang Vieng

    Vang Vieng

    Infamous Vang Vieng is where all the tubing and partying happens. It’s actually pretty crazy to meet people who’s only stop in Laos is Vang Vieng. Tubing Tubing down the river and hopping off at bars is the main attraction here. At it’s prime there use to be 22 bars off the river! But over […]

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  • Vientiane

    Vientiane

    Vientiane is the charming, but dare I say, fairly dull capital city of Laos. It’s clean and there is a prominent French influence in town, meaning lots of French bakeries and cafes, but that’s about it. There is a night market that pops up every night on the boardwalk, selling cheap clothing and souvenirs. There’s […]

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  • Thakhek

    Thakhek

    Most travellers skip the southern part of Laos and travel straight from the 4000 Islands to Vientiane, which is a crazy long journey – over 20 hours and at least 3 bus transfers! I made a stop in Thakhek, which is still at least a 9 hour journey from Don Det. There’s not much to […]

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  • 4000 Islands – Don Det and Don Khong

    Don Det

    Located in southern Laos, the 4000 Islands are, you guessed it, made up of 4000 islands. Many of them are tiny and would be completely submerged during the wet season. There’s two main islands: Don Det and Don Khong. Most of the action is on Don Det, but both islands are connected by a bridge. […]