Category Archives: Laos

Flickr Update: Hanoi to Luang Nam Tha

We finally have internet good enough to upload more pictures.¬† Here are some our Flickr ¬†links if you want to see more of what we have been seeing. Vietnam –Hanoi –Cat Ba Island/Halong Bay Laos –Luang Prabang –Muang Ngoi/Trek to … Continue reading

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Luang Nam Tha

Luang Nam Tha (LNT) was a place that we originally had really been looking forward to. Our guidebook described it as a good jumping off place for trekking. While in Luang Prabang we heard a tip that this time of … Continue reading

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Transportation

¬†Transportation in Laos is somewhat unpredictable and always an adventure. We left Muang Ngoi and took a quick one hour trip downriver to Nong Kiew on a boat stuffed with travellers. There was no possible way to get any more … Continue reading

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One Hundred and Fifty

“Are you going to be our guide?” we asked Xiong (pronounced Song). “Yes,” he replied with a big toothy smile. With that and the fact we were the only two signed up, we were sold on doing a two day … Continue reading

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The Nine Hour Tour

There are basically two ways to get to our next destination, Muang Ngoi. The first is to take a 4 hour mini bus ride through the curvy mountain roads and then hop on a boat upriver 1 hour. The other … Continue reading

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Long gone in Luang Prabang

We know food has been a focus of many of our posts and in Luang Prabang (LPB) we found the cheap food jackpot. For about $4 per person per day we ate: sausage and cheese sandwiches and bananas or noodles … Continue reading

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La la la Laos

Take a plane…. take a bus… take a plane…1 hour… take a bus…23 hours… take a plane…free peanuts…take a bus…onions piled into the walkways with very little leg room. What do you think we did? With much debate, we finally … Continue reading

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