Laos to Thailand

Considering most people start their journey around South east Asia in Thailand (by flying into Bangkok), a lot of the information about the Thai borders is written from the point.of leaving the country. Therefore, we decided to write a short article about our journey going the other way from Luang Namtha to Chiang Rai. Bus…

Laos travel tips

Laos is a great place to kick back and relax especially after a few months on the road. We had originally planned to travel from north eastern Cambodia through the south of Laos up to the northern mountains, but after the realisation of how much land travel this would involve (at least 2 on busses…

Walking in a not so well protected area

Our minibus to Luang Namtha was full but not crowded and actually left 10min early. The van was in good nick but the driver was definitely in the wrong vehicle. He whizzed around corners and other vehicles as if he was on a scooter or in a ralley car. He did not seem to understand…

Luang Prabang

Originally our plan was to travel from Cambodia to Laos overland, visit the 4000 islands and see the south of the country along the way. After spending so much time on various types of buses around Cambodia we decided that enough was enough and we could do without relaxing on islands in the Mekong. Instead,…