Travel Blogs from Muang Xay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Long road to Laos, Muang Xai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Long road to Laos

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Here we are in Laos! We left Dien Bien Phu at 5.30am this morning on what initially seemed like an empty spacious bus. 90 minutes later we were still only 10km from the bus station and were piled up with huge bags of rice noodles, vegetables and ...

Baguettes pushers at the bus station, OuDam Xai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Baguettes pushers at the bus station

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Decided to move onto Louang Phrabang seeing as we arrived so early in OuDam ...

Trekking into Hmong Villages, Mung Noi, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Trekking into Hmong Villages

A travel blog entry by canuckdive

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... 4 days, we saw no other tourists on the road, and mostly survived on sticky rice, boiled river water, and the local whiskey called "lao lao". The next few days were travel days through mountain scenery with long bus rides. Our next destination will be a ...

The wheels on the bus..., Nong Khiaw, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The wheels on the bus...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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Back on the road again, and boy, what a road! I'll never complain about the two hour drive from DC to Cville ever again! From Vang Vieng back to Vientiane (4 hours), Vientiane to Phonsavon (9 hours), Phonsavon to Sam Neua (8 hours), and Sam Neua to ...

Four years ago today.., Nong Khiaw, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Four years ago today..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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Four years ago today holds a bit of significance. It's the day I took my first steps on this unplanned random path. The day I finally left England. So much has happened in that time and so much of it so fast. And, not once in all that time have I ...

Day 59, Nong Khiaw, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Day 59

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... the roads were awful and we seemed to stop every few miles to take villagers on mini bus rides along the way. I'd heard that Lao people don't travel very well and most bus journeys get the odd person throwing up. We had three people get sick on this ...

Solitary Confinement: Day 10, Muang Xay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Solitary Confinement: Day 10

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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Update on the health situation:- I think I'm finally on the mend, though it seems I had to go beyond boiling point before I could get anywhere. This past week has been an absolute living hell. By the time I hit rock bottom I was taking between ...

Stuck in Udomxai, Muang Xay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Stuck in Udomxai

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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I'm stuck in Udomxai - no-man's land, middle of nowhere. Actually the location's great, surrounded by mountains in the Nam Ko basin and all - very very nice. I got here at noon hoping to to jump on another bus and head east over to Nong Khiaw, but ...

Solitary Confinement: Day 5, Muang Xay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Solitary Confinement: Day 5

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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'If you're going through hell... keep going.' - Winston Churchill Hi guys, I've been getting lots of emails but can't keep up individually. This is the situation:- It looks like I could be out of action for a while. This back injury's decided ...

Nightmare on Wheels, Luang Nam Tha, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Nightmare on Wheels

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... a bunch of bad apples. At one point, when the green-uniformed soldiers searched our bus, we learned that the group was from Muang Sing, a town along the Chinese border that is known for its production and trade of opium. As the Lao officer climbed over ...

Monged in Muang Ngoi, Muang Ngoi, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Monged in Muang Ngoi

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... Ngoi, this was the word on everyones lips. "only accesible by boat" seems to be the tag of most of my favourite places, Muang Ngoi was no different, though with the river being so low, this was only barely so. The village, usually shrouded in mist or ...

Mung Ngoi, Mung Ngoi, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Mung Ngoi

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... by Laos people drinking Lao Lao (rice wine), beer lao, eating and general merriment! In the evening i got to sample some traditional lao food, which included ducks blood amongst other things.       So now im in Luang Prabang, and ...

Run, Chicken, Run!, Buon Tai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Run, Chicken, Run!

A travel blog entry by canucktravel

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... some village life so we chose to visit a tiny village called Buon Tai. Well, you wouldn't think that a tiny village in northern Lao would warrant an entry but there are a couple of interesting highlights from Buon Tai that I feel deserve a mention. So, ...

On that boat?!, Nong Khiaw, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

On that boat?!

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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... ! Beautiful views the whole way once the clouds burnt off. Nong Khiaw was a quite little village way off the beaten track with a little trekking along the river, but mostly just a peaceful place to spend the night and enjoy some more Beer Lao. ...

Goodbye stomach in Muong Ngoi, Muong Ngoi, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Goodbye stomach in Muong Ngoi

A travel blog entry by desertedisland

When I woke in the morning I was thinking to myself that maybe what was gnawing my backpack the previous night could have been some sort of exotic (and cute) little creature. They have things like that in Australia - little rodents that burrow into the ...

Up the river Nam Ou, Nong Khiaw, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Up the river Nam Ou

A travel blog entry by roelandlucy

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... owner move a fridge and enjoyed an afternoon drinking free beer as a reward, what a great place! We then further up the river to Muang Noi, smaller and more remote than Nong Khiaw, they only have electricity till 10 pm. It was a bit of a ghost town , ...

Truck stop town, Muang Xai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Truck stop town

A travel blog entry by julie_sam42

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... . As the country is easily accessed from Thailand, some areas are very touristy and we saw the effects on Luang Prabang.   Muang Xay, ou Oudomxay, est une ville sans grand intérêt d’un point de vue touristique. C’était décrit dans ...

Oudomxay, Oudomxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Oudomxay

A travel blog entry by travelburnett

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... note before but his wife takes over and gives us a greasy wad of notes in change. Meal in cafe opposite: more Beer Lao & banana and pineapple smoothies. Our room has a ceiling fan and an air conditioning unit but there is no controller and it ...

The 45 Hour Nightmare, Oudomxay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The 45 Hour Nightmare

A travel blog entry by peteandal

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The First Leg/The Late Leg We arrived at the Queen Hotel in Sapa before 6pm as instructed.  We arrived early at 5.30pm, little did we know then this was the start of the worst journey ever! Dum dum dummmm! We were told that the ...

Mung Ngoi and Hilltribe Trekking, Mung Ngoi, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Mung Ngoi and Hilltribe Trekking

A travel blog entry by globetrippin

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... wash before the whole village shows up for their shower. That night we have a good dinner and get to drink some freshly distilled Lao lao, a rice whisky. We play cards and our guide gets pretty drunk. Afterwards we go to a bonfire outside of the village. ...

Muong Ngoi, Muong Ngoi, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Muong Ngoi

A travel blog entry by mono_mundial

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In the morning I arrange a bus ticket to the next town where I will start a down river journey. The guy who runs the guest house I am staying in is a schoolteacher and speaks English In the morning when I am buying bread soda, cookies, etc for the trip, ...

Muang Beng, Muang Beng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Muang Beng

A travel blog entry by travelburnett

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We pick up fresh bikes for the Laos side of the trip. They are slighly better models (4 series Trek) but are in poor shape: brakes misaligned, chains rusted, badly stuck gear cables etc so it takes an hour and one false start to get them sorted. My ...

Muang Noi Neua, Muang Noi Neua, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Muang Noi Neua

A travel blog entry by bennomoni

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Stepping back in time!!, Muang Noi, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Stepping back in time!!

A travel blog entry by goldynhan

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... the local bus further north a to a river town called Nong Khiaw, from here we caught a river boat to the remote village of Muang Noi!! Electricity for just 3 hours in the evening by generator, no roads, no phones, and the only way to get to the town was ...

A night of The Scorpions and some rats..., Muong Ngoi, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A night of The Scorpions and some rats...

A travel blog entry by desertedisland

Most backpacker accomodation in Laos consists of bamboo shacks with a bed and mosquito nets and this place was no different. The town was pretty grubby and the same went for the accomodation but I wasn't complaining - I was tired and it was only for one ...

De Ngoi a Luang Nam Tha, Udomxai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

De Ngoi a Luang Nam Tha

A travel blog entry by makistouf

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On doit avancer et du coup quitter Muang Ngoi qui nous à tellement plu. On y laisse Céline et Laurent qui décident de profiter encore de l'endroit. C'est une journée transport: 4h de pirogue pour aller jusqu'à Nuang Kua. Le trajet est très beau. ...

Strange traveler..., Muang Ngeun, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Strange traveler...

A travel blog entry by courtenay

... me to a party at his house. His little sister has been very sick and so a shaman had come and he had spent the day drinking Lao Lao with the shaman. In the evening, his friends came over and they had a big feast. So, it was my second party where I was ...

Stop for a noodle soup, Oudom Xay, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Stop for a noodle soup

A travel blog entry by p45

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The bus driver stopped at a tiny road side restaurant (most probably his friend's or relative's) and everybody got themselves food like noodle soup or sandwiches. After a rushed meal we carried on with the journey. ...

Rats' guts and perverts, Muong Noi, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Rats' guts and perverts

A travel blog entry by gnomes

From the cave, I took a hairy trip on the back of a truck headed for Xam Neua, a town in the far north east of Laos. What I thought would take a few hours, turned out to be more like 12, that stretched into the cold night which was unfortunate because I ...

Udomxai, Udomxai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Udomxai

A travel blog entry by glenn_christie

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On leaving Muang Sing we had to prepare ourselves for the songthaew ride back to Luang Namtha. It actually wasn't as bad as the ride there and although a few of the locals suffered again we made it back to Luang Namtha without any problems. When we ...

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