The Best Things to do in Vientiane Laos

The Best Things to do in Vientiane Laos

Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of awesome, fun things to do in Vientiane Laos. In fact it turned out to be one of our favourite places in South East Asia. And it’s a city we could have spent a lot more time in. Unlike most of the capitals in this...
Everything You Need to Know About Travelling By Road in Laos

Everything You Need to Know About Travelling By Road in Laos

This landlocked, deeply traditional country has historically relied solely upon the widespread dispersal of its rivers as the sole mode of transport, for both people and goods. Stemming from the mighty Mekong River, the waterway truly is the lifeblood of Laos. Even as...
How To Stay Safe When Renting A Motorcycle in South East Asia

How To Stay Safe When Renting A Motorcycle in South East Asia

If you’ve been to South East Asia before you’ll know that the preferred choice of transport is the motorcycle. In busy cities the roads are so packed with them that as a pedestrian you just have to pick a small gap in the traffic and go, keeping your...
Wat Sok Pa Luang – Monks, Massage and Meditation in Vientiane

Wat Sok Pa Luang – Monks, Massage and Meditation in Vientiane

Lots of people we met, and all the information we read online suggested it was only worth spending one day in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, as there aren’t many things to do. Most people tend to use it as an entry point to Laos before moving on to the more...
Humbled & Ignorant in Lao

Humbled & Ignorant in Lao

‘Where are you from?’ she asked. ‘England’ I replied. ‘England’ she repeated, a wave of concentration crossing her face as she struggled to place it. ‘Yes, England…London’ I clarified. ‘I’m sorry’...
Laos – 5 Things To Know Before You Go

Laos – 5 Things To Know Before You Go

I really had no idea what to expect from Laos. I’d read quite a lot about the infamous, hedonistic tubing spot Vang Vieng, where tourists used to die at alarming rates from chucking themselves into shallow waters, drugs overdoses, drowning having consumed a...