Archive for February, 2013

Feb 26 2013

Konglor Cave

Published by under Southern Laos

Incredible formations inside Konglor Cave.

When talking about highlights of Laos, many people rattle off sights such as Vientiane’s That Luang, activities like taking a slow boat down the Mekong and even entire towns such as Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang. And they’re right. These things are great to experience, just like lesser-known spots we love at like Vieng … read the full post

Feb 13 2013

Speedboats in Laos

Published by under Practicalities

It's hammer time

Speedboats in Laos have a kind of mystical aura surrounding them, with travellers often chatting about their dangers over a beer as they watch the sun set over the many rivers throughout Laos. In fact, if you’re looking for a second opinion on whether you should take a speedboat or not from a fellow traveller, … read the full post

Feb 09 2013

Love in Laos

Published by under Vientiane

Patu Xay Fountain

Courtship has its rules and customs in all countries and it helps to be aware of unforeseen cultural expectations. Here are some ground rules to keep in mind in Laos. The Lao, generally speaking, are a flirtatious lot. Sexual innuendo and proposition-fuelled banter form a central aspect of social interaction. In a country where white … read the full post

Feb 05 2013

The Gibbon Experience, Laos

Published by under Huay Xai

The morning views from the tree house are just as good as the sunsets

With stunning vistas and lush tropical rainforests, the natural beauty of Laos is one of the primary reasons many people visit this mountainous landlocked country. And the best way to get out into nature and really experience its immense beauty is to trek. Many choose the areas surrounding Luang Nam Tha while others opt for … read the full post