11 countries, 11 months, 5 religions, 4 continents, 4 seasons, 3 health issues that required clinical treatment, 3 foreign pre-paid sim cards, 3 times diarrhoea, 3 secret hopes, 2 quick stops at “home”, 1 motorbike accident, 1 constantly overweight suitcase, 1 single solo Western blond traveller, 0 travel vaccinations, numerous dreams fulfilled, a great number of amazing people met, countless times spent laughing and crying…
Luang Prabang – Dream a Little Dream
Completely different to everything else you have seen in Laos, this place in the North of the country is a marvel of South-East Asian natural beauty combined with French colonial architecture and a bit of a Western touch in cafés, restaurants and bars. A chill-out place of culture and art where yoga and temples and amazing sunsets viewed from the Phousi Mount align with Kuang Si waterfall healing power and the Mekong river ancestral vibes and traditions – a perfect melange that will surely make it underneath your skin…
A small riverside town in Central Laos, this place will make you feel at home if you love outdoor activities such as mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, caving, swimming and rock climbing.
What to See in Laos
Surely, there is a lot to see in Laos. If you have a month or so, go around the country, explore and enjoy. Bring along a waterproof bag and a waterproof head-torch (to explore the caves), a waterproof cover for your phone or camera, trekking shoes, a sunscreen, sunglasses, a water-bottle, a mosquito repellent, your passport, money, and your international driving licence.
Laos – What You Need to Know – Breaking the Myths
I guess this one might cause a stir. As I, unlike many of those who were describing the country to me before I got here, don’t think it is “cheap, not touristy and with the loveliest people in the world”.
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