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Taking a dip in the Mekong., Don Khone, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Taking a dip in the Mekong.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... one next door. A nice dining area but the kitchen we could see through the door looks very basic. We wasn't expecting much but the food was delicious. We had garlic and pepper pork and it was amazing, so tasty and probably the best meal we've had in ...

The gorgeous village of Nong Khiaw, Nong Khiaw, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The gorgeous village of Nong Khiaw

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... and the heat became unbearable. It sounds simple but just riding through the countryside was really good, we got to see the real Laos and meet some friendly people. Meeting a strange French man. He may not be French, but he's strange and looks French ...

Exploring Don Khong in the 4000 Islands, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Exploring Don Khong in the 4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... exactly the most expensive activity we've ever done! We did find a great restaurant along the rivers edge and ate yummy baguettes. Laos is the first country we've been too that makes fresh bread! Well atleast that we can find anyway so just eating decent ...

Location Summary - Laos, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Location Summary - Laos

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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LOCATION SUMMARY - Laos Location: Luang Prabang Duration: 6 days Sights      6 People     8 Food        7 Accommodation    8 Ease of Travel / ...

Ban Kong Lo Village, Laos 18th Mar - 20th Mar, Ban Kong Lo Village, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Ban Kong Lo Village, Laos 18th Mar - 20th Mar

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... tight through the bends until we could get seats together. Highlights Ban Kong Lo Village This was like visiting a real piece of Laos and seeing how people really live in the rural areas. Only a few guesthouses were around and also some home stays were ...

Don Khone, Laos 24th Mar - 29th Mar, Don Khone, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Khone, Laos 24th Mar - 29th Mar

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... ; but the day time seemed pretty chilled. Food & Drink New Tastes: No new tastes – just good home cooked Laos food though International McDonalds Meal: No McDonalds Local Beer: Beerlaos Strangest Thing to Happen Watching all the goings on in ...

Luang Prabang - baguettes and cakes galore!, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang - baguettes and cakes galore!

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... walking around with our bags, we decided to take refuge in a cafe and ordered a coffee. Unaware to us we had just ordered a Laos coffee which was super strong and pretty thick. When we asked for some milk the guy looked at us oddly, then spooned in some ...

3 Inhabited Islands, Maybe 3,997 Clusters of Land, Don Khone, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

3 Inhabited Islands, Maybe 3,997 Clusters of Land

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... of the Irawaddy Dolphins. From there I made the full loop around the islands, through the villages and back to the guesthouse. The remaining days were spent swinging in the hammock and planning my move into Cambodia. All in all, I really enjoyed ...

Kayaking is fun, Vang Vieng, Laos travel blog

Kayaking is fun

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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So we spent all of yesterday morning exploring Vientiane and seeing the main tourist sights. We went to Victory Gate which sort of reminded me of the Arc de Triomphe. You can climb to the top and get a great view. Also went to That Kuang and Ho Pra Keo ...

Laos, Vientiane, Laos travel blog

Laos

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... I thought I may as well try it once; it was like really chewy lamb. Got a flight from Hanoi to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, today. I was a bit worried about my ears because of my problems after diving but since it had been a over a month I thought it ...

Life in the Treehouse:  Bokeo Reserve Rainforest, Northern Laos/ Huay Xai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Life in the Treehouse: Bokeo Reserve Rainforest

A travel blog entry by seanyb

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... people in Luang Prabang that convinced me to delay my departure to Bali and go to a very off-the-beaten path part of Laos to live in a tree house in the rainforest. I rescheduled my flights and despite safety warnings from both the Lonely Planet and ...

Taking the Slow Boat to Luang Prabang, Huay Xai, Laos travel blog

Taking the Slow Boat to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by alexstone

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... Following on from dinner we all decided we wanted to continue our celebrations and by chance we had come by some flyers highlighting Laos Disco - pumping tunes! This sounded perfect so we all set off following the map down the street. The map was basic ...

LAOS  Summarised, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

LAOS Summarised

A travel blog entry by amazingone

... both the trip down the Mekong River (amazingly picturesque) and the week in Luang Prebang.  The mixture of French, Laos and European influences within this community is obvious yet acceptable and the mix of poverty and affluence is also readily ...

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by siobhandenniff

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Day 1 - We arrived at our hostel and went our for dinner with Laura and Jonny a couple we met. At the market, there are loads of buffet stalls where you can fill up a bowl with rice, noodles and vegetables and they reheat it for you, it wasn't that great ...

Naar Zuid-Laos: Vientiane & Konglor Cave, Ban NaHin, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Naar Zuid-Laos: Vientiane & Konglor Cave

A travel blog entry by jdehasque

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Twee dagen in Vientiane waren meer voldoende. Alhoewel het de hoofdstad van Laos is, valt hier absoluut niets te beleven. Charmant stadje, met lekkere Franse cuisine, dat wel. Dus vertrokken we woensdag alweer richting Pakse, met een tussenstop in Kong ...

An American and Japanese girl meet in a village, Nong Khaiw, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

An American and Japanese girl meet in a village

A travel blog entry by allieadventures

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... to take a one hour boat ride to Muang Ngoi Neua and spend the night there.  All is well here otherwise.  The food in Laos is definitely different from Vietnam. I don’t think that I had a real taste of it yet.  But, I’ll get ...

Laos - a day in the capital city, Vientiane, Laos travel blog

Laos - a day in the capital city

A travel blog entry by adelecarroll

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... oldest temple in Vientiane. - Haw Pha Kaew, another beautiful temple. - Pha That Luang, the most important national monument in Laos. It was a huge ogold structure that is a symbol of Buddhist religion and Lao sovereignty. - Patuxai, a huge archway ...

The Place Where Time Stood Still, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Place Where Time Stood Still

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... . The stars shine so brightly so can almost see them reflected in the moving river. My taste buds have been reawakened by Laos food! Although the service, like the time here, takes forever, you don't really seem to mind because what is coming will be ...

Brian's Travel Tips:  Time, don det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Brian's Travel Tips: Time

A travel blog entry by 2totango

So, we crossed from Cambodia into Lao and suddenly, we jumped to 'Lao-Speed'. Now Lao-Speed makes a Galapagos turtle look like a Buggatti Veyron. Things move very slow there. It's like we've fallen into a freak worm-hole of slow. Which, according to ...

An unscheduled stop, Nong Khiaw, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

An unscheduled stop

A travel blog entry by vicky_jade

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... took for us to go ahead and book it.  We had fallen in love with Luang Prabang and were eager to see what the rest of Laos had to offer.    The journey would be in two stages - the first a bus ride to Nong Khiaw, then the second would be ...

Vang Vieng to Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Laos travel blog

Vang Vieng to Vientiane

A travel blog entry by cam_and_leah

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... then head towards what googlemaps tells us is an area saturated with bars and restaurants. They are closed. We wander left at the Lao plaza hotel and into fountain square, where stuff is open and there's a live band performing on the fountain. We eat at ...

Feeling Laos-sy, Vientiane,  Laos travel blog

Feeling Laos-sy

A travel blog entry by tomgant

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Tomo says: Feels like a little while since we last added to the blog but I will try to keep it compact! Vientiane was the perfect place to just kick back and relax. It really surprised us both how chilled out it was. Perfect really as we needed to hang ...

Last few days in Laos, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Last few days in Laos

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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So for the last few days we have been exploring more of Laos. On Monday we crossed the Mekong river on the local water taxi to a village called Ban Xieng Maen and climbed to see a hill top temple and see the locals. Monday night some of the guys we met ...

Wet Wet Wet, Ban Hatxao, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Wet Wet Wet

A travel blog entry by traveller23

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... with a balcony and hammock. The scenery is stunning, just wish it would stop raining long enough to properly explore! Really enjoying the Laos food, everything is so fresh and not missing the Chinese pot noddles at all. We are no longer celebrities! We ...

Vang Vieng Day 1, Vang Vieng, Laos travel blog

Vang Vieng Day 1

A travel blog entry by cam_and_leah

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Loud music went on til 4 Bed is only marginally better than concrete 3am a rooster starts crowing outside the window. This fucking thing was making a crowing noise every 10 seconds for 8 and a half hours. At half 11 he finally gives it a rest Leah sent ...

Just Chilling in Laos, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Just Chilling in Laos

A travel blog entry by timtravels

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... they still have my passport, which they did. Then it was time to head to Vang Vieng. The main tourist attraction of Laos. Unfortunately. Vang Vieng is a crazy place where people go down the river in tubes floating from bar to bar drinking and partying. ...

Ko Long Cave, Koh Long, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Ko Long Cave

A travel blog entry by juliasussams

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We had read about Ko Long Cave as being pretty special, and it had to be because getting there was a pain. Our 'direct' bus to Ko Long actually dropped us off at the main junction 40km away. They do that to you a lot here; either from lack of language or ...

Slow Boat Trip from Thailand to Laos, Pak Beng, Laos travel blog

Slow Boat Trip from Thailand to Laos

A travel blog entry by siobhandenniff

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... at the white temple though, which was probably my favourite temple so far. We were staying in Chiang Khong, a very small town on the Laos border. The 'hotel' we were staying at was pretty grim, when we got there people were just leaving because they found ...

Gorgeous place, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Gorgeous place

A travel blog entry by izzyanderson

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... i ran away, but steve made me look at the photo! The boat ride was fantastic, we got to see so much of the laos countryside, it is completly untouched. the river ran inbetween a massive mountain range. the accomidation we stayd in was not great on this ...

Feeling out of place but loving Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Feeling out of place but loving Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by peanutspoppy

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... and we relished in sampling the cuisine at a fraction of the price of the nearby cafés and riverside restaurants. The 'Laos' sandwich was amazing; pork floss (ask Shinta) chicken, cucumber, seasoning, chilli, lettuce and cheese. Later that evening ...

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