Pak Ou Caves (Laos)

Pak Ou Caves (Laos)

A short day trip out of Luang Prabang is to jump on a river boat heading to Pak Ou Caves. The boats are small with tiny wooden chairs to sit on. Don’t expect to be able to feel your backside by the time you arrive! There are two main caves that you’re able to visit at...
Luang Prabang (coffee, croissants and culture)

Luang Prabang (coffee, croissants and culture)

I was enticed to Luang Prabang by the stories of French cuisine, colonial villas, Buddhist temples and stunning river views. I made the sunset trek up Phu Si one evening. The views were lovely and there is the opportunity to talk to novice monks too.     The...
Kuang Si Waterfalls (watch out for the bears!) (Laos)

Kuang Si Waterfalls (watch out for the bears!) (Laos)

One of the must see tourist attractions in Luang Prabang is the Kuang Si National Protected Area and its waterfalls. I’m so glad I went as they were stunning. The journey passed through the countryside so I got a glimpse of life outside Luang Prabang. Not far from the...
From Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang (by slow boat)

From Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang (by slow boat)

I was emailing a friend about the next leg of my journey: Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang, Laos, while thinking to myself I wish someone else could organise this for me. After 6 weeks in Chiang Mai I wasn’t ready for backpacking mode again. It turns out that the Universe...

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