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5 Things to do in Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane is the capital of Laos. But, unlike most capital cities that you’ll encounter, it feels more like a large town. This is nice for those of you that enjoy walking as, though tuk tuks are readily available, you can walk to pretty much every site worth seeing if you’ve the time and inclination. We… Continue reading 5 Things to do in Vientiane, Laos

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Worth the Journey – 4000 Islands, Laos

If you’re reading this it’s possible you’re considering visiting 4000 Islands in Laos. I’m sure you’re already aware that there aren’t any trains in Laos, and that the best way to get around is a bus. You might be in Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, or Vientiane, faced with the option of getting a sleeper bus,… Continue reading Worth the Journey – 4000 Islands, Laos

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6 Things to Do in Vang Vieng if You're Over 30

Disclaimer: We're over 30 and we're not into the 'party scene'. You may be under 30 and feel the same way, or in your 50's and love tubing. It's all okay. Vang Vieng was once an incredibly unlikely party town. That was until 2012, when the government shut down tubing, banned too many bars from… Continue reading 6 Things to Do in Vang Vieng if You're Over 30

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Above Laos; Sunrise Flight

Vang Vieng is a small town approximately 4 hours north of the Laos capital Vientiane. Once famous among backpackers as a party town, over the years, the party scene has diminished and been replaced by a tourist industry more focused on outdoor activities. The scenery around Vang Vieng is stunning and so it is little… Continue reading Above Laos; Sunrise Flight

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Luang Prabang – How to hit the highlights in 3 days

So you've got 3 days in Luang Prabang, Laos? Perfect, because that's enough time to see all the good stuff and chill out. Here are some highlights - which days you fit them into is up to you! Food Budget: Head to the night-market, you can't miss it. There's a specific alleyway for food, and… Continue reading Luang Prabang – How to hit the highlights in 3 days