Luang Prabang from Phousi Hill

Luang Prabang – A Romantic Peninsula

Luang Prabang, known as Laos’ romantic city, is a peninsula straddled by two rapidly moving rivers: the mighty Mekong and milder Nam Khan. Our experience in this much beloved town was a perfect example of East meets West, with both traditional Laos architecture and numerous Buddhist temples… …and the strong French influence with quaint accordion shutter doors […]

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View from Hot Air Balloon of Karst Mountains in Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng – A Tale of Two Towns

The small of Vang Vieng, nestled in gorgeous karst peaks, is a popular topic of conversation among travelers. It is known for both its serene, natural beauty with trekking and caving practically at your doorstep, and a legendary party scene where you can bar hop via inner tube down the Nam Song river and where […]

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Wat That Luang or Golden Temple featured on Lao Kip

Visiting Vientiane, Laos

Laos is a country that has a tumultuous history. We hadn’t known much about it before we arrived, but reading our guidebook, we learned about a very painful past the peoples of this country have endured, and in some respects, continue to experience today. Not only was Laos ruled by the kingdom of Siam (Thailand), but […]

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Nok Air Plane that is Painted like a Chicken

Arriving in Laos

We booked with Nok Air and were amused to see the plane painted like a chicken. If you look closely you can even see that she has eyelashes: After landing in Udon Thani and taking a one hour van ride to the Thai-Laos border, we quickly realized that it was easy to be a millionaire […]

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