4,000 Islands

I’m writing this rather retrospectively, having had an incredibly busy few weeks: From Phonsavan and the plain of jars ,I planned to whizz down to southern Laos, taking the bus first to Paksan for an overnight stay, then on to Pakse, if only things were so easy. From Phonsavan I caught the local bus and meandered down southern … Continue reading

Plain of Jars

“Don’t go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” Noble sentiments for any traveller, except perhaps, for those travelling in Laos, where trailblazing is likely to be rewarded with an intimate encounter with a landmine or other equally as hostile unexploded ordinance. Laos you see holds … Continue reading

Luang Prabang

Encircled by misty hills Luang Prabang lies stretched lazily along a thin peninsula, jutting out into the murky confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, under the steady haze of the Asian sun the town itself is almost as sleepy as the hills it calls home. A certain charm envelops the town, the skyline … Continue reading