Goodbye to a wonderful country: Vientiane, Laos

Like always, the bus dropped us off at some-out-of-town station meaning we had to pay for a tuk-tuk into Vientiane. This is one additional cost I hate paying and unfortunately I’ve witnessed this money-making scheme throughout Asia and there’s nothing tourists can do about it. After enjoying our stay at Khammany Inn in Luang Prabang so much, […]

A backpackers paradise: Vang Vieng, Laos

I can see why most backpackers love Vang Vieng so much. Accomodation is cheap and the streets are lined with stalls selling western-style baguettes for just over a dollar and peanut butter and Nutella pancakes for the same price. Western-style restaurants showing episodes of ‘Friends’ and ‘How I met your mother’ are everywhere and you can even […]

Sabaidee Pii Mai: Luang Prabang, Laos

We decided to stay at Khammany Inn Hostel after hearing about it from other backpackers I’ve met on my journey. I’m so glad I took their advice as it was Tròn and the staff which made the seven nights there feel like home. As soon as we stepped off the bus from Nong Khiaw water was thrown […]

Off the beaten track: Northern Laos

I can think of better things to do than hop straight onto a night bus after a two day mountainous trek without a shower or a toilet, but I only had a day left of my visa so I needed to get out of Vietnam. It was just my luck that the night bus we […]