Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng – Highway to Hell?

Once you google “Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng” you’ll find tons of articles on how bad the trip is, that even people who are normally not prone to motion sickness get motion sick, that the road is in a bad condition and that this 7 hour ride will be the worst ride of your entire life… Continue reading “Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng – Highway to Hell?”

How to see Luang Prabang from across the Mekong

If you want to get away from beautiful but touristy Luang Prabang, get on a ferry and cross the Mekong to visit Chompet district. It won’t be as spectacular as Luang Prabang, but you will experience rustic Lao life, some Wats, a cave and a beautiful view of Luang Prabang. Of the WHOLE Luang Prabang, not only part of it because you are standing right in the middle on Mount Phousi) Continue reading “How to see Luang Prabang from across the Mekong”

Climbing in Vang Vieng with Central Climbers

Once in Vang Vieng, there are countless outdoor activities you can choose from. It doesn’t have to be the Tubing experience. We tried something new: rock climbing. And we have to say that we absolutely loved it! It was a great day outdoors with a great guide.  Continue reading “Climbing in Vang Vieng with Central Climbers”

What to do in Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw. Up in the north of Laos. Only two buses leave Luang Prabang each day to this lovely city nestled up into the mountains. We took the 10:30 bus. We were collected at our Guesthouse in Luang Prabang, the Lotus Villa. The transport system in Luang Prabang works as follows: Continue reading “What to do in Nong Khiaw”

Pakbeng – an enjoyable overnight stay

If you decide to travel from Thailand to Laos via the Mekong, you’re gonna be stuck on a long boat for 2 days with an overnight stay at the little charming town Pakbeng. A lot of travellers don’t pay any attention to Pakbeng, but we quite enjoyed the atmosphere there. You meet all the travellers you were on the boat with, everybody seems to be excited to spend their first night in Laos…and you get to eat a good dinner. Continue reading “Pakbeng – an enjoyable overnight stay”

How to get from Chiang Rai to Laos

I’ve read many blog post and searched the internet for hours to get information about how to cross the Thai/Laos border. Some information is outdated so I wanted to provide all the information I found and our border crossing experience in one post. Hope this will help you! Continue reading “How to get from Chiang Rai to Laos”