Category: Laos

A day trip on the Nam Ou

For a land locked country Laos has a lot of water.  The rivers, especially the Mekong and the Nam Ou, are an important means of transport as well as a source of food. I did know this before I got here. And as you know despite my nervousness […]

The mighty Mekong and me

In which boating gets a little more adventurous than was intended, or perhaps it’s time to rename my blog “The trials of a timid traveller” Visit the Pak Ou caves the guidebook said.  It’ll be fun, John and Ben said. Why not, I thought. Well, actually, if I’m […]

Vang Vieng – a town of contrasts

This small town, population 25,000, five hours by bus from Vientiane, the capital of Laos, is famous for its scenery and its party scene. On our first evening we were entranced by the beauty, surprised by the partying, although we’d heard the stories – apparently it’s a lot calmer […]