I’m writing this post sitting at my desk at home. I’ve readjusted to the conveniences of modern western life. It was only a few days before I stopped noticing the immense pressure that comes pouring out of my shower at any temperature I choose. And if the weather […]
A sedate adventure on the slow boat down the Mekong, from Pak Beng to Luang Prabang.
Staying longer at Pak Beng, in north western Laos, proves to be worthwhile
A one-day trek in Nam Ha National Protection Area, near Luang Namtha
A bike ride to Wat Samakyxay and the Stupa, That Luang Namtha, and an encounter with a trapped mosquito
When I stepped onto the local bus from Oudamxay to Luang Namtha in Northern Laos it looked full. I gesticulated my question and several of my fellow passengers smiled back at me and pointed out the last two empty seats.
Oudamxay, a town in Northern Laos
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 […]
A new blogger in the blogosphere
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 […]