Since returning from my travels I’ve had a serious case of the post-travel blues, especially while I’ve been sat at home not really doing much. So I’ve been consoling myself with little reminders of the trip, and looking back at my photos from around the world has really helped me focus earning some money so … More Photo Essay: Amazing Sights Around The World
Exactly one year ago today I was in Vang Vieng, Laos, having my first ever Tubing experience. In these post-travel times, it’s hard not to get bummed out when looking back through photos of the last year, but the photos from my day tubing always cheer me up. It was a day of fun and … More Photo Of The Week: One Year Ago Today
Let me begin by saying that this bus journey from Vang Vieng to Hanoi was maybe the worst 30 hours of my life. Oh, ok, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but still, it really wasn’t a particularly pleasant experience, that’s for sure. It didn’t start off too badly though, with a four hour … More 30 Hours On A Bus…Are you Havin’ A Laugh?!
Here it is, the next instalment of my RTW travels…living in Laos!
As nice as our stay at Sisavang Guesthouse was, we’d heard about lots of places in Vang Vieng where you could stay in little cabanas on stilts, right on the river front. So on our second day there we went out in search of such a place. We came across quite a few different options, … More Hostel Review: Banana Bungalows, Vang Vieng
After spending four hours on a bus from Vientiane, we were keen to quickly find somewhere to dump our bags before heading out to explore Vang Vieng. We soon came across Sisavang Guesthouse, a cute little place set just back from the main road. At first they offered us a large room, with three beds … More Hostel Review: Sisavang Guesthouse, Vang Vieng
Well what can I say about Laos? Apart from that I absolutely loved it, maybe even more than Thailand (or what I’ve seen of Thailand so far). Everything about Laos suits me down to the ground, the welcoming people, the sunshine, the chilled out, relaxed atmosphere…I could stay there forever. Lets start with where I … More Living it Laos Style
I only spent 2 days in Vang Vieng, but those two days were some of the best on my travels so far…here’s some of my top tips on things to do if you’re ever on ‘Party Island’: 1. Stay at Banana Bungalows, it’s cheap and absolutely gorgeous. For only 60,000 Kip (about £5), you get … More Top 10 Things To Do In Vang Vieng
After finding that the guesthouse we had originally planned to stay at (on recommendation from lonely planet) was full, we eventually found this lovely little place, down one of the side streets, just off the main road in central Vientiane. After staying in various places around Thailand that haven’t been so central, it was really … More Hostel Review: Souphaphone Guesthouse, Vientiane
I spent 2 days and nights in Vientiane, and personally it was one of my favorite places on this RTW trip so far…a combination of the slow pace, laid back Laos lifestyle, and the upbeat vibrancy of Bangkok. So here goes…my top tips for things to do in Laos’ capital: 1. Eat at Full Moon … More Top 10 Things To Do In Vientiane