After traveling through Laos from the south to the north for five weeks I am confident to say I have gotten a proper glimpse of the country and would love to share my highlights with you.
We want to visit the capital after leaving Tha Khaek, where we have rented a small apartment with kitchen in a Lao apartment building. We are really looking forward to being independent after eating in restaurants for weeks. The trip to Vientiane is possible with a night bus, but it leaves at 1 A.M., not […]
Our journey to Tha Khaek wasn’t a lucky one. Our first bus ride took three hours longer than advertised and the second day was an hour longer than expected. This while being cramped into a minivan with our long western legs, and the bus breaking down along the way. The only positive note these two […]
What is often described as the highlight of a trip to Laos is the Bolaven Southern Swing. While still in Holland, I read up on all available information about this motorcycle loop of 150 kilometres through a plateau of Laos with waterfalls and coffee plantations. We doubted if we dared to ride a motorcycle with […]
From the border with Laos we travel to Pakse, a small town next to the Mekong river surrounded by karst mountains. This beats a picture from National Geographic a thousand times over. We move into the last room of the Nang Noi guesthouse, owned by a Lao family with small children. We’ve come to Laos […]