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Gallery: Laos - Pakse & Si Phan Don

Thursday, 14 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

Laos - Pakse & Si Phan Don
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Palaces and Islands: Pakse and Don Det

Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | Views [3407] | Comments [4]

The Champasak Palace Hotel in Pakse was built by Prince Boun Oumna Champasak with, supposedly, a room for each of his concubines. Also known as the thousand room pavillion, it's built in Laotian style, looks a bit like a wedding cake, has 1 King ... Read more >

Tags: hammock, holiday, hotel, island, river, wildlife

The holiday within the holiday - Vientiane

Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | Views [1252]

The bus, or a tuk tuk was supposed to pick us up at the GH between 1 and 1.30. At 2 the GH owner came over to us and called up to see what was going on. Within minutes a tuk tuk arrived and we were taken to the bus ... Read more >

Tags: arch, bike, bus, swim

Gallery: Laos - Phonsavan, Vang Vieng, Ventiane

Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

Laos - Phonsavan, Vang Vieng, Ventiane
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In the tubing - Vang Vieng

Saturday, 2 May 2009 | Views [1965]

An early jumbo took us from from the airfield to the bus station. The road to Vang Vieng was steep and windy but the full volume Thai power ballads entertained. We arrived early, suddenly and a tuk tuk whisked us off on the hot dusty roadside to Phoom ... Read more >

Tags: injury, tubing

UXO and the plain of Jars

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | Views [5883] | Comments [1]

The 7.30 “AC” bus from Louang Prabang to Phonsavan left at exactly 8.30 and had quite a big hole in the floor under our seats. It was a comfy enough but windy journey punctuated by the obligatory noodle soup shop in a non-descript market town. Of the ... Read more >

Tags: guest house, history, tour, uxo, war

Camping by the Nam Kong river

Sunday, 26 Apr 2009 | Views [2831]

A tuk tuk brought us up the bank of the Nam Kong river in the morning and we walked across a fabulously rickety bamboo bridge to a Hmong village, beginning our trek. It was blisteringly hot and Tan, our guide kept the ... Read more >

Tags: animism, chess, kayak, mot, river, trekking, visa

Gallery: Laos - Louang Prabang

Sunday, 26 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Laos - Louang Prabang
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Beware the manager and the ceiling fan

Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | Views [2256]

There are various strategies to finding a guest house and most of ours involved avoiding the hawkers as much as possible. We had liked the sound of Mekong, a place by the river mentioned in both LP and RG. A For Sale sign ... Read more >

Tags: attempted robbery, injury, sok dee guesthouse, visa, waterfall

The slow boat to Luang Phabang

Sunday, 19 Apr 2009 | Views [1203]

Songkran was finally over so we could walk the streets without fear of iced water attacks. We were going to Laos and just had time to drop off our boxes to be sent home before the bus was due to pick us up. The trip ... Read more >

Tags: boat, border crossing, visa

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