For our final adventure in Lao, we travelled six hours south of the capital to the town of Thakhek. Continue reading Thakhek and Konglor Cave
This town is a bit of a culture shock after the rural north of Lao. It is fairly swarming with tourists, although the number of half empty restaurants, bars and guest houses tell us that in past years it has been far busier.
Continue reading Vang Vieng
For our final adventure in the northern Lao highlands, we based ourselves in the town of Phonsavan. The huge stone jars that we went to see are, according to local legend, left by a race of giants who used them to brew rice wine. Continue reading Plain of Jars
It took two days on a bus to get to Xam Neua in the far north-east of Lao, but it was worth it.
Continue reading Viengxay Caves
After a leisurely breakfast yesterday, we walked about three km north of town to visit a cave high up on a cliff.
Continue reading Patok Cave
Yesterday we took a minibus to this small town on the Nam Ou river.
Continue reading Nong Khiaw
We’re back in civilization after two days kayaking through the Laotian jungle. When I first saw that the boats we would be using were the inflatable variety I was a bit disappointed, but it turned out that they were ideal. This time of year the water level is only just high enough to be navigable, with quite a few rapids to negotiate. Continue reading Nam Ha River