Tag: Laos

Essential Experiences While Traveling in Laos

Essential Experiences: Things to Do in Laos Planning a trip to Laos? In Laos right now and trying to figure out what to do? Look no further! The list below goes […]

Busing Through Southern Laos: From Kong Lor to Thakhek to Pakse

We continued heading south through Laos on a mini bus from Vientiane to Kong Lor. There were not enough seats, and I was fortunate to get a lovely seat on the […]

Visiting Vientiane, Laos’ Cool Capital

Vientiane is the capital of Laos. Located across the border from Thailand, the only thing separating the two is the meandering Mekong River, although culturally they are quite different. A […]

A Not-So-Plain Sight: Visiting Phonsavan’s Plain of Jars

While most backpackers head due south from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng, a picturesque spot popular for river tubing and excessive partying (not our thing), we headed east to Phonsaven. […]

A Few Days Too Long in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is located in northern Laos. Formerly a sleepy place reminiscent of the old days, the temple and palace-filled city achieved UNESCO status in 1995 and is now a […]

Wat Samakkixay

Luang Namtha: Whiskey, Wats, and Some Serious Struggles

After nearly 24 hours in transit we made it to Luang Namtha, a town in northern Laos not heavily visited by tourists. The area’s main attractions include trekking in nearby mountains […]

bunk beds onboard a sleeping bus in China.

My First Sleeping Bus: Traveling Overland from China to Laos

Our Asia adventure began in China, where we headed south to cross overland to Laos. Initially we planned to take an “international” bus from Kunming to Luang Prabang. After reading […]