So, the plan was to catch a 29hr bus direct from Vang Vieng to Hanoi. Things didn’t go well from the start as we were put on a slow local bus to Vientiane, not what we paid for. Arriving in Vientiane around 7pm we should have transfered to a sleeper bus to Hanoi. The sleeper turned … Read more Leaving Laos
Vang Vieng is like no place on earth, but you have to visit to decide if that’s a good or bad thing. At first sight it looks like a small, sleepy, slightly run-down town running parallel to river Nam Song. The banks of the river are flanked by towering limescale mountains and it’s under these … Read more Vang Vieng – not quite a lazy day on the river!
Next stop after a couple of days in Vientiane was Luang Prabang, which is reached via a 10 hour (although they will tell you it’s eight) bus journey, twisting and turning through the hills, clinging onto your seat as the driver overtakes other vehicles with a sheer drop of 1000m mere inches away. Not a … Read more Luang Prabang – French-Asian fusion
After 12 hours squeezed into a minivan through the night we make our way across the border to Laos. We recommend crossing the border yourself on foot – don’t go with a tour group, it will take ages! We spend a day in Vientiane, pick up some Vietnamese visas and visit the sights around town. … Read more Laos! – Vientiane