Start in Vientiane. Walk to the bus stop. Take the bus to the Friendship Bridge (border with Thailand). Go through passport control. Take another bus across the bridge and clear Thai passport control. Take a tuk-tuk to the train station in Nong Khai. Enjoy delicious Thai food while waiting two hours before boarding night-train to … Continue reading
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Taking It Slow in Vientiane
Waking up to rain pattering gently on the windows, the Italian guy across the aisle asked “Vientiane Centrale?” Arrivals aren’t very well announced in Laos, I noted. “If it is, it’s pretty different to Milano Centrale,” I responded, noting the red dirt-turned-mud that our bags were being thrown on to from the safety of their … Continue reading
That Was Luang Prabang
Lazy humid days doing yoga by the river. Exploring temples in the sweltering midday heat. Escaping to the Kuang Si Falls for a brief respite from the scorching sun. Watching monks doing the alms at day break. Watching the sun set over the Mekong. That was Luang Prabang.
Please Don’t Rush
Welcomed to this beautiful country by school children blowing us kisses and waving to us as we exited Passport Control, I knew immediately that Laos was about to become one of my favourite countries. They say the PDR in Lao PDR actually means “Please Don’t Rush,” because, well, ‘island-time’ takes on a whole new meaning in this … Continue reading