After leaving the caves in Thahek next stop on this journey was Pakxé! The bus ride was 8 hours long and involved a man forgetting his 5 year old daughter at a bus stop (true story) but it all ended up well don’t worry. The ticket can be bought at the local bus terminal and … Continue reading Pakxé: Golden Buddha,waterfall looop + 4000 Islands
Ok, so when I was in Vientiane I was considering going to Konglor cave. This massive cave is supposed to be incredible. You need take a huge boat inside and it goes on forever. While talking about it with Khadyja another backpacker told me not to go to the village close to the cave but … Continue reading Thakhek: Experiencing healing caves
Before I arrived in Vientiane I had talked to at least three people who had expressed their disapoinment with the capital city of Lao. To sum up their reviews: it's boring, nothing to see and very busy. Big cities have never been my cup of tea and I was considering skipping it and heading straight … Continue reading Vientiane – the boring capital delivered entertainment!
Vang Vieng which was my next stop dosen't exactly have the best reputation. Known for its huge party scene with tubing down the river while consuming alcohol (which a couple of years ago killed 87 tourists in one year) and the unlimited and openly sold drugs attracts a certain type of crowd for sure (one … Continue reading Vang vieng: hard partying or hiking?
My time in Thailand came to its end and now it was time to enter Lao. There are three was to cross the border. The most common way is to go by slow boat. When I first heard about the slow boat I thought it was some kind of cruise since the trip to Luang … Continue reading Luang Prabang: The adventure in lao begins!