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Gallery: Laos - Phonsavan

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Phonsavan - Plain of Bombs

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | Views [729]

Phonsavan is our last stop in Laos. It’s not a particularly appealing town, but it has two legacies worth a second look. The first is an archeological mystery – hundreds of large stone jars spread throughout the province. Archaeologists ... Read more >

Tags: phonsavan, plain of jars, uxo


Pak Ou District Trek - Big Adventure, Small Villages

Saturday, 14 Feb 2009 | Views [6247]

One of our main goals for northern Laos was to complete a challenging trek. This part of the country is known for its rugged terrain, lush forests, and numerous ethnic groups. We signed up with a company named Green Discovery because of their cultural ... Read more >

Tags: food, kayaking, kids, trekking, villages


Gallery: Laos - Pak Ou District Trek

Saturday, 14 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Laos - Luang Prabang

Saturday, 14 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Luang Prabang - Temples, Tourists, Textiles (and Elephants!)

Sunday, 8 Feb 2009 | Views [1323]

Luang Prabang is the tourist gem of Laos . It has one of the highest concentrations of well preserved Buddhist temples in all of Southeast Asia , earning it recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also nestled between different mountain ... Read more >

Tags: elephants, temples, tourists


Vang Vieng - Laos' Party Town

Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | Views [6401] | Comments [1]

Vang Vieng is a fun, but conflicted town. On one side of the river you have beautiful limestone mountains, endless caves, and slow village life. On the other side of the river you have backpacker party central. Some would call it backpacker hell, but ... Read more >

Tags: caves, friends, tubing


Gallery: Laos - Vang Vieng

Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Vientiane - Big City Livin'

Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | Views [1441]

Vientiane is my favorite SE Asia city to date. The traffic is bearable, the streets are clean, and the people are incredibly friendly. The city’s French influence is unmistakable – wide boulevards with roundabouts, numerous street-side cafes, and colonial ... Read more >

Tags: patuxai, pha that luang, talat sao, vientiane


Gallery: Laos - Vientiane

Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Laos - Ban Konglor

Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Laos - Tat Lo

Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Laos - Don Det

Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Pakse and Tha Khek - Forgettable Transit Stops

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | Views [1062]

I don't have much to say for either Pakse or Tha Khek. Both towns were quick overnight stops as we explored the more remote eastern provinces and made our way towards Vientiane. They each had a fun riverside bar/restaurant scene and remnants of French ... Read more >

Tags: bus, mekong, riverside


Tat Lo - Waterfalls and Cute Kids.

Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | Views [1388]

Tat Lo is a small village situated just north of the Bolovean Plateau. It’s known for its tremendous waterfalls and tranquil riverside setting. We only planned one night here, but managed to squeeze in a lot during the short stay. The highlight of our ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, villages, waterfalls


Don Det - Island Hopping Mekong Style

Saturday, 24 Jan 2009 | Views [2123]

Don Det is a small river island located at the southern most tip of Laos. This region is called Si Phan Don (4000 Islands) because the Mekong River fans out creating web of intertwining channels and constantly evolving islands. It’s become a popular ... Read more >

Tags: don det, don khon, tat somphamit, waterfalls

 

 

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