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Farewell to Laos: Wat Phu Champasak and Don Det

Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | Views [1817] | Comments [2]

A little sore but well-rested and in high spirits, we departed Pakse and made our way to the nearby town of Champasak. Originally this hadn't been on our itinerary due to time constraints, but whilst languishing in Vientiane we by chance spotted in ... Read more >

Photos: Bolaven Plateau

Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

Waterfalls, potholes and mud in all the wrong places!
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Motorbike adventure on the Bolaven Plateau

Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | Views [1349] | Comments [1]

The next leg of our journey was to Pakse, gateway to Southern Laos and the Bolaven Plateau, where we had a three day off-the-beaten-track type motorbike trip planned. First, though, we had to make a two day/one night stop over in the capital, Vientiane, ... Read more >

Photos: Luang Prabang, Phonsavan and Vang Vieng

Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Swings and things in Vang Vieng

Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | Views [861]

Our next mystical adventure would take us further south to the shamelessly touristy town of Vang Vieng. Jack had spent some time here last year and was happy to give it a miss this time round, and to be honest I was feeling a little reluctant myself, ... Read more >

Photos: Northern Laos

Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

Up north, from east to west!
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Doing our thang in Luang Prabang, then jars and cans in Phonsovan

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Views [2769]

On our last night in Huay Xai we were blessed with a blissfully peaceful night's sleep - a big change from our previous nights there, which were full of roosters with no time perception and dog fights (a bitch was on heat and every one of the 50 male ... Read more >

The Gibbon Experience!

Saturday, 16 Jan 2010 | Views [2749] | Comments [2]

For the unfamiliar (i.e. anyone who has not been to Laos, cos it's hot goss on the backpacker scene), the Gibbon Experience is an ecologically sustainable tourism project in the north-western Bokeo Province which involves trekking deep into the rainforests ... Read more >

In Laos' Deep North: Muang Khua, Phongsali and Huay Xai

Saturday, 16 Jan 2010 | Views [3441] | Comments [3]

The remainder of our bus trip into Laos was filled with the sounds of cheesy Thai pop music mingled with our French friend's snoring. My first impressions of Laos: The roads are much worse than in Vietnam. The road to Muang Khua, especially, was pot ... Read more >



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