Trip Start Apr 11, 2005
54Trip End ??? ??, 2006
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We enjoyed the slow boat and loved Luang Prabang (LP), we had an awesome trek up into the Jungle of LP where we met some of the friendliest people who would have given up there own bed for you (prob for a small fee) the scenery up there was breath taking and it was so peaceful with just four of us being up there, which is what I think I enjoyed the most. That I suppose is another plus point, small groups, Asia seems to have this down, where as in the West a small group is around 15-30 people!
Then there was Vang Vieng and I don't need to start on that one again.
Now Vientiane, a city, the Capital
The Lonely Planet describes Laos as "Southeast Asia best kept secret" well the secret has certainly been shared between friends and it has become a well trodden tourist destination.
In conclusion Laos has some amazing countryside which i could have stayed in for weeks and the most ineresting forms of transport to date, the travel though long was enjoyable with a window seat being your best friend. The people are great and love to Barter quickly and there are plenty of wats to go around. I only wished we sorted out our Visa in Bangkok and then we would have been able to travel further South, maybe thats where the secret lies!