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The most eventful bus journey I've ever taken, Louang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The most eventful bus journey I've ever taken

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Bus journey one night ...

Oooh ooh ooh the funky gibbon, Bokeo Nature Reserve, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Oooh ooh ooh the funky gibbon

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... as it was getting dark to be joined by "Tua", our guide with our dinner. He also tried to get us to drink some Lao Lao (Lao whisky) but our stomachs are still far too fragile at this stage! After dinner and an Ovaltine I managed to stay awake a while ...

Day 58, Luang Nam Tha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Day 58

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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I got up this morning and changed guesthouse. The first place was pretty miserable with a small room and shower and loo downstairs. I switched to the Zuela guesthouse where I'd met the Dutch couple Patrick and Samantha the night before. They were leaving ...

Day 57, Luang Nam Tha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Day 57

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... . Well, it was actually no-man's land as the little Lao border town of Boten was still 2km around the corner. I got to the Lao immigration office and the whole place had a different feel about it. Much more relaxed and I strolled up to the desk and ...

Luang Nam Tha, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Luang Nam Tha

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... too so already we were off to a flyer with them. With only 4 days left in Laos we're already getting a little sad about leaving. Luang nam tha was meant to be just a stop gap and it has proved to be so rich with rewarding diversity and activity that we ...

Trekking in Luang Nam Tha, Luang Nam Tha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Trekking in Luang Nam Tha

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... weeks ago in Hong Kong after leaving an interesting life just south of London. Her eyes had that spark of life in them. Luang Nam Tha was a sleepy town of dirt roads, chickens, scooters, an odd assortment of travelers, and one large megaphone on a ...

Our leisurely stroll through Namtha National Park!, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Our leisurely stroll through Namtha National Park!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... of other tourists. We filled in our forms gave the dollars and made our way into Laos. Easy. Then we hopped into a minivan to Luang Nam Tha. 2 Day 1 Night Trek plus Homestay. Unsure of what we wanted to do in Luang Nam Tha (they offer every outdoor ...

The Mini-Van Diaries, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Mini-Van Diaries

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... bowels. Two more get off. Two bags of rice. Massive buffalo staring. Rain stopped though. Traction at least. 12.52pm: Luang Nam Tha. Bus station. Finally. Alive! Ten minutes walk. Sit down. Fridge in corner. Beer Lao..' Deep breath. ...

Laxidaical Luang Nam Tha and Muang Sing, Luang Nam Tha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Laxidaical Luang Nam Tha and Muang Sing

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... guesthouse). Had a drink and a questionable meal (Mark's Khao Soi was rancid) before heading west to complete a loop back towards Luang Nam Tha. Forded a knee high river over to a muddy track and checked with some locals that this was in fact the track ...

The Very Interesting Bus Ride, Huay Xai to Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Very Interesting Bus Ride

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... had been wondering earlier at one of the breakdown breaks (!) why the rear bumper looked as tho it was disintigrating... We got to Luang Namtha pretty late, but safe and with some good stories. And really, it was a very good bargain as well--10+ hours ...

Treks, whiskey and leaches, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Treks, whiskey and leaches

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... , containing mainly leaves, branches and mushrooms, that wasn't tasty but would sustain you. We got back to Luang Nam Tha that evening feeling tired and had dinner all together before disappearing for a good night sleep.  Cooper ...

Wet, Wet, Wet...., Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Wet, Wet, Wet....

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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I haven't seen too much of Laos, but whatever I've seen so far I liked. The jungle here is so lush, so green, so pristinely beautifull and so remote.... There is only one little inconvenience -  it rains a lot. Everything is wet, ...

Mekong Crossing - Laos, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Mekong Crossing - Laos

A travel blog entry by faff

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... . You get a 30 day visa on the spot ($35 IRL, $30 GER). We changed some money and got a mini-bus up to Luang Namtha (90,000 kip). Huay Xai is an uninteresting town. Previously in our travels we had heard people talk about the "Gibbon Experience", where ...

It's all about the Jeow, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

It's all about the Jeow

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... a convoy that screamed hell-for-leather down a dark pot-holed gritty side road which led us to what appeared to be Luang Nam Tha's one and only nightclub. A nightclub which understandably was insanely popular with the locals. We were through the ...

Time to relax, Luang Nam Tha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Time to relax

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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After yesterdays exhausting bus journey all we really wanted to do today was rest, however we still ended up waking pretty early so thought it was best to take a look around town. Seeing as we weren't going rafting and it was raining so a hill tribe trek ...

The best thing.., Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The best thing..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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The best thing about the east is... it's not the ...

Just an overnight, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Just an overnight

A travel blog entry by faff

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It felt tougher cycling back from Muang Sing and my left knee was killing me but it felt great. We had a Lao BBQ that evening and stayed in ManyChan one more night. This is a nice GH but Angie seen something she rather wished she hadn't seen in the ...

Mekong Express, Houai Xai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Mekong Express

A travel blog entry by vandall

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... had broken down so their was now water. It is also very cold at night. I found a little bookshop/cafe run by an australian and her lao husband. Right at the top of the village. Check it out if you are ever there. Last light on the right at the top of the ...

Free of China! Hello Laos, Luang Nam Tha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Free of China! Hello Laos

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... + away for about 50p each. China to Laos is the first border crossing of my trip so far and judging by the other peoples reactions it is pretty different to the others. Lars described the Vietnam-Cambodia crossing as a party zone with a constant stream ...

Trekking in the Nam Ha Forest, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Trekking in the Nam Ha Forest

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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Once you splurge it's hard to stop. So once again we find ourselves at a flashpacker establishment in Luang Namtha - The Boat Landing (http://www.theboatlanding.com/). We highly recommend this place for anyone wishing to treat themselves. It's located ...

Exhausting Luang Nam Tha, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Exhausting Luang Nam Tha

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... from Muang Ngoi Neua to Nong Khiaw, followed by a sawngthaew to the bus station and arrived half an hour late for our connection to Luang Nam Tha. There was no need to worry though because in Lao time the bus doesn't leave until it's full and it can't ...

Beautiful Laos, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Beautiful Laos

A travel blog entry by beccadonohoe

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Hello from Laos! We sadly left behind wonderful Hong Kong on Thursday morning, and are in a small town called Luang Nam Tha in Laos, which is pronounced "Laow". Laos is the country with the smallest population in South East Asia. There are only 6 million ...

Luang Namtha, Things keep getting better and better, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Luang Namtha

A travel blog entry by ajpeel

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... was prepared to experience an entire new country. From Huay Xai we took a 6.5 hour journey to cover a distance of 193km to arrive in Luang Namtha. In Huay Xai we arrived at the bus station to find out that a pickup truck (with 2 side benches in the back) ...

From Luang Namtha to Luang Prabang, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

From Luang Namtha to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... Nam Ha National Park, was a 9 hour journey through small villages and bustling towns offering some spectacular scenery.  Arriving in Luang Namtha around 5.30pm I started walking to what I thought is the center of town, 400 m from the bus ...

A Tale of Two Cities., Lang Nam Tha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A Tale of Two Cities.

A travel blog entry by rebn

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... Farm Cafe. Seated beside him were 2 lovely Dutch girls, Berthine & Jasmyne. Ari knew that the girls were planning to head to Luang Prabang, as was he, so he suggested that the three of them take the journey together. The next day, the minivan was full ...

trekking in laos, Lam Nam Tha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

trekking in laos

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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So after arriving in Huay xai , the Laos border town, i quickly (the next day) moved onto Lam Nam Tha, in order to do some trekking. Got the bus to there, nothing eventful happened (cue a chris carter style voice) OH WAIT!... ... Our driver spent the ...

Luang Namtha, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Luang Namtha

A travel blog entry by 2011entong

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... Laos. On y peche, se lave, fait la lessive, joue, se deplace…Parce que les routes goudronnees, c’est pas monnaie courante !Alors imaginez les acces internet Le depart vers Luang Prabang a sonne le 23 fevrier… ce sera le bus de nuit ...

Trekking in Luang Namtha!, Luang Namtha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Trekking in Luang Namtha!

A travel blog entry by goldynhan

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... bag with the essentials i.e. insect repellent, water and sun lotion (not that we needed much of that!). Just for the record Luang Namtha had the best Indian restaurant around which we dined in two nights in a row and stocked up on much needed energy! ...

Jungle story !, Luang Nam Tha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Jungle story !

A travel blog entry by nathalieroy

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Bonjour a tous ! 30 aout Sitot entree au Laos, je regarde encore vers le haut. Je prends donc un bus vers Luang Namtha, situe pas tres loin de la frontiere chinoise. En route, des montagnes partout. Des forets denses, des jungles. Du vert plus vert que ...

Happy Bunny... and Happy Birthday Olly, Luang Nam Tha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Happy Bunny... and Happy Birthday Olly

A travel blog entry by pablito

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... one guy is peddaling while his mate sits on the back rack playing a guitar and singing as they drift down the quiet night streets of Luang Nam Tha. Less than twelve hours is not a lot to go on but I'm liking Laos. Not same same. Not just different, but ...

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