Archive for April, 2013

Apr 27 2013

Caffeine in Laos: A coffee (and tea) primer

Published by under Vientiane

Lao Mountain Coffee

Laos produces some exceptionally good coffee; some locals boast that it’s the best in the world. Of course, this depends on personal taste, but for those who like their coffee rich and strong, they’ve come to the right place. Most all of the coffee produced in Laos is grown on the Bolaven Plateau in southern … read the full post

Apr 24 2013

Waterfalls of the Bolaven Plateau

Published by under Southern Laos

Uttayan Bajiang is a good spot to warm up to the waterfalls on the Bolaven Plateau.

In the far southern reaches of Laos, just to the east of the major city of Pakse, is the famous Bolaven Plateau, home to dense jungle, sprawling coffee plantations and fantastic waterfalls. The waterfalls are the highlight for visitors undertaking the Bolaven Plateau motorcycle loop and are part of most people’s itinerary every single day. … read the full post

Apr 17 2013

How long should I spend in Luang Prabang?

Published by under Luang Prabang

The swimming area at Kuang Si Waterfalls is a perfect spot to cool off.

One of the questions we get asked regularly here at is, “How long should I spend in Luang Prabang?” And it’s a reasonable question given that Luang Prabang is the most famous destination in Laos. How long you decide to spend in Luang Prabang depends on a few things, which we’ll try and unpick … read the full post