Category Archive: Laos

Jan 05 2013

Laos: conclusion and tips

    12 days; travelled by car, bicycle, tuk tuk, boat, kayak and plane; 3 scarfs-souvenir bought ūüôā a pair of legs completely burnt (that’s what happens when you don’t put sun screen on a kayak day trip!); 1 damn caterpillar attack; 3 dolphins spotted; 5 waterfalls. What I liked MOST Low key destination, still …

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Jan 04 2013

Counting islands (on the Land of 4000 Islands)

This was the last stop in Laos, an archipelago of little islands and islets on the stretch of the Mekong River, at only few kilometers north of the border with Cambodia. This laid back region is the perfect place to slow down and relax for a while. The two biggest islands concentrate all the tourist …

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Jan 01 2013

Wat Phu Champasak

Happy New Year! I started the New Year visiting this ancient Khmer complex, the oldest archaeological site and one of the highlights of any trip to Laos. It is not as spectacular as its neighbor Angkor Wat but it has not its herds of tourists either. Wat Phu Champasak (the mountain temple) has been a …

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Dec 27 2012

The day when I played Pictionary at the hospital (part two)

The day started with a super breakfast cooked by our guide. When we finished, the visits arrived again: they opened the door without knocking or asking permission, came in, stared there observing and then they left. They were very curious about my walking pole¬†which magically became longer or shorter, lol We left the village with¬†the¬†company …

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Dec 26 2012

Trekking in Luang Namtha (part one)

One of the MUSTs in Laos is a Hill Tribe Trek¬†: gorgeous landscapes while walking and this¬†is also the best way to know something more about the ethnic groups of the country. In Laos there are something like 134 different ethnic groups so you have the choice! The region of Luang Namtha is at only …

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Dec 24 2012

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, the cultural capital of Laos, was the perfect destination to settle for some days: a place with a colonial touch where time runs slowly, a wide choice of guesthouses and restaurants and an historical centre with many interesting sights to visit by foot or by bike. In addition, Luang Prabang was the perfect …

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