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Leaving Laos – in the most complicated way

Leaving Laos – in the most complicated way

Posted from Mueang Nong Khai, Nong Khai, Laos. Vientiane – Nong Khai – Udon Thani While most people only visit Vientiane to do visa runs, my visit was for the sole purpose of getting a visa at the Thai consulate. So, in a way, I suppose I’m not far off the mark. Flying into Thailand […]

Vientiane – good-bye Laos

Vientiane – good-bye Laos

Posted from Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos. We pulled into Vientiane a good three hours after leaving Vang Vieng. The ticket was 40,000 Kip and it was on the best bus I’ve been on since Cambodia. It was clean and had aircon, though my vent was broken and just pummeled cold air on me the entire […]

The rain of Vang Vieng

The rain of Vang Vieng

Posted from Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Laos. It was bound to happen. I mean, it happened in Vietnam, so I suppose it was only a matter of time before the reality of weather patterns and mountain-induced cloud formation caused the sky to rain on my parade. And so rain it did – from the moment I […]

Ponsovahn – jars and bombies

Ponsovahn – jars and bombies

Posted from Phonsavan, Xiangkhouang, Laos. Mario Andretti. Yup. That’s who the mini-van driver thought he was. That’s what my stomach said anyway. The drive from Luang Prabang was only about six hours, but that was six straight hours of rounding corners with the speed of a rodeo-barrel-runner that I was surprised no one, including myself, […]

the hidden French secret of Luang Prabang

the hidden French secret of Luang Prabang

Posted from Luang Prabang, Louangphabang, Laos. I’m not sure anyone is really quite prepared for Luang Prabang. People tell you of its beauty. You hear from other travelers about this diamond in the rough, the gem of Southeast Asia, but after two days of travelling through the desolate and mountainous landscape of northern Laos, past […]

Sapa to Luang Pragbang – the rocky road

Sapa to Luang Pragbang – the rocky road

Posted from Namon, Oudomxay, Laos. Sapa to Dien Bien Phu The bus from Sapa to Dien Bein Phu is 250,000 VND. It’s a mini-van. The journey is a little over 300km and can take anywhere from eight to 12 hours. Luckily my trip only took about eight hours (I’m still getting the racecar-driver-wannabes.) We had […]

Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]