Travel Blogs from Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Ridiculously Long Zip Lines, Treehouses & Gibbons!, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Ridiculously Long Zip Lines, Treehouses & Gibbons!

A travel blog entry by alex_paul

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Afternoon All! Welcome to our next installment... Huay Xay, LAOS! The Gibbon Experience... We crossed the border into Laos on the 20th Jan, one minute we were on one side of the Mekong River and in Thailand and the next minute we were on the other side ...

Khop Chai La Lai, Laos, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Khop Chai La Lai, Laos

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... ) cows with melodic bells restaurant staff that seem inconvenienced by your presence sticky rice you eat with your hands Lao-Lao butterflies washing in the river sleeper buses best sandwiches ever! watching rice being planted monkeys howling in ...

Brian's Travel Tips:  Time II, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Brian's Travel Tips: Time II

A travel blog entry by 2totango

Lao-speed was great! It was like falling into a freak worm-hole. What day is it?  Where did the last 2 weeks go? ...

Boatride and crossing into Thailand, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Boatride and crossing into Thailand

A travel blog entry by babsworld

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... or whatever. DANGEROUS! And they know it, otherwise: why do they wear helmets? 10 hours later we check in into our hotel in Houayxay - still on the Laotian side. I go for a really good and relaxing Lao-Body-Massage (35.000 Kip, about 5$) and after that ...

Houayxay, Ban Houayxay, Laos travel blog

Houayxay

A travel blog entry by andreaundfabio

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Nach der Gibbon Experience verbrachten wir nochmals eine Nacht in Houayxay. Gegen Abend machten wir uns auf zur Pier wo morgens 1x täglich die Slow Boats nach Luang Prabang abfahren sollten. Wir wollten uns bereits erkundigen wann und wo genau sie ...

une nuit a la frontiere, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

une nuit a la frontiere

A travel blog entry by bensamson

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Et me voici au Laos, la frontiere avec la Thailande ou seulement une riviere (le Mkong quand meme!!) spare ces 2 pays! J'ai dormit une nuit sur place car il n'y avait plus de bus dans l'apres-midi. Pas grand chose faire, a ressemble la ...

Houayxay, Ban Houayxay, Laos travel blog

Houayxay

A travel blog entry by andreaundfabio

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... klärten uns dann auf, dass für die Schweiz eine Ausnahmeregelung besteht: die Schweizer dürfen visafrei und kostenlos 15 Tage Laos bereisen. In Houayxay verbrachten wir eine Nacht vor dem nächsten Abenteuer: die Gibbon ...

Slow Boat to Thailand, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Slow Boat to Thailand

A travel blog entry by pumptronics

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Our second stint in Luang Prabang consisted mainly of updating and reinforcing our internet presence. After that it was an early morning hike to the quay (via a noodle soup and baguette vendor) to find our boat man. Our SOFT seats were indeed reserved ...

Floating Up the Mekong, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Floating Up the Mekong

A travel blog entry by mmlivelife2011

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... sleep in single tents while the bungalows are used for guests as the project also operates as a Homestay.  Compared to Sae Lao, the theme is more feminist, aiming towards the empowerment of women.  There is a great emphasis placed on obtaining ...

Thailand to Laos 2 Day Slow Boat, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Thailand to Laos 2 Day Slow Boat

A travel blog entry by tashandvic

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Goodbye Pai, delighted to leave after 7 days hanging about. We start our journey on Sat 6pm by another minivan ride to Chiang Khong (650 bart including accommodation at the border). This driver is even worse than the last and i am so thankful when ...

The Gibbon Experience - Day 3, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Gibbon Experience - Day 3

A travel blog entry by mamma-mia

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We really didn't get any rain last night...it's hard to believe and it took quite some effort to forget that anyone had mentioned the 4x4 being at the village.  Eventually I got my brain in order...ready for a seven and a half hour trek or there ...

Arrival in Laos, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Arrival in Laos

A travel blog entry by steve42red

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Well goodbye to the Bau Baan – an excellent guest house. Despite being in a pretty dubious location it has a most delightful garden – with excellent breakfasts. A nice thing about the garden is that it so nice, many people gather there so ...

Surprisingly nice slow boat on the Mekong, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Surprisingly nice slow boat on the Mekong

A travel blog entry by kirio81

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The slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang is one of those journeys that everybody says is a once in a lifetime experience, but not necessarily an enjoyable one.  My research described a 2 day ordeal on an over-crowded old cargo ship with no ...

The Slow Boat - Day 1 (Houei Xai to Pakbeng), Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Slow Boat - Day 1 (Houei Xai to Pakbeng)

A travel blog entry by mamma-mia

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We spent the night in a rather lovely bungalow chalet type complex in Houei Xai called The Arimid Guest House.  For just $10 per night it was an absolute steal!  The man in charge was brilliant and just couldn’t be more helpful.  We ...

Neues Ferienmodell, Ban Houayxay, Laos travel blog

Neues Ferienmodell

A travel blog entry by melamarcel

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Bei den vielen Chinesen, die mit uns in Hua Xai, Grenzstadt zwischen Laos und Thailand, noch eine Nacht verweilen, (Thailand war eigentlich unser heutiges Reiseziel nach der zweiten Schiffsetappe. Leider hat das "slow boat" seinem Namen aber alle Ehre ...

alles ein bichen langsamer, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

alles ein bichen langsamer

A travel blog entry by babsmats

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Fr 1 Euro mit einem Longtailboot auf die andere Seite des Mekongs, 35 US-Dollar fr das Visa-on-arrival abgeben, und schon ist man offiziel in Laos. Die Uhr tickt hier langsamer, das local-food schmeckt fast so gut wie in Thailand und das LaoBeer ist ...

Chiang Rai to Houei Xai, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Chiang Rai to Houei Xai

A travel blog entry by mamma-mia

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We got up early on this Sunday morning, had some breakfast,paid the bill for our third night at the Laluna Hotel, grabbed a cab to the bus station and caught the 9am bus outta this god-damn town...to Chiang Khong.  We booked the first two nights at ...

Obituary: White Havaianas Brasil, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Obituary: White Havaianas Brasil

A travel blog entry by fernandokm

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White Havaianas Brasil January 2010 - May 2010 Resident of Sao Paulo, Brazil Havaianas passed away during a trek at the Gibbon Experience in Laos. Havainas was born and raised in Sao Paulo. It held a trekking credential and was Fernando Muramoto's ...

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, Ban Houayxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

In the jungle, the mighty jungle

A travel blog entry by fernandokm

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Be it in the Mondulkiri or Ratanakiri Provinces in Cambodia or in the Nam Ha or Bokeo Nature Reserves in Laos, nature conservation and community projects are under way in Continental Southeast Asia as never before seen. The ...

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