My SE Asian rollercoaster ride

It’s been almost 3 months since I arrived on the island of Koh Chang, began my teacher training and put away my backpack- the very backpack that I have been living out of for 4 months prior to that, the backpack which holds pretty much everything I own, the backpack which (in fear of sounding…

Top 10 destinations-Asia

I’ve spent so long deliberating this list; Joe and I always discuss what our favourite places are and they’re forever changing and shifting positions in my mind. I think I’ve locked it down here…and I’m pretty happy with it. I have loved my Asian travels too much to put into words; the continent is so…

A sleeper bus to 4000 Islands

After hearing so many horror stories about transport in Southern Laos; Joe and I decided that we would leave Laos via aeoroplane- today we walked across the border into Cambodia (why do we ALWAYS do this kind of stuff?) We definitively decide on one thing, only to change our minds to the polar opposite merely…

Bed-Bound in Vientiane

We’ve been in Vientiane for 4 nights- mainly to see if the flight prices drop low enough for us to get to Cambodia (they haven’t), so tomorrow we’re moving on to 4 Thousand Islands in the South of Laos- meaning we’ll be taking a 16 hour sleeper bus-YEY! I have been the most ill I’ve…

How to survive Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is hell on Earth. A boozy, sleazy, dirty town in central Laos where for a little money you can buy pizza laced with opium, a hooker or drown in the river after a ‘tubing’ bar crawl. Vang Vieng reached its peak in 2012 when the government clamped down on its bad tourism habits,…

Don’t miss Muang Ngoi

After a one hour scenic boat ride North of Nong Khiaw, you will reach the tiny, quaint village of Muang Ngoi. Muang Ngoi is so tiny it is literally one small dirt road, a handful of guesthouses, around 8 puppies and a dozen fluffy, yellow ducklings. The village has recently had electricity installed, which for…

Lazy days in Nong Khiaw

140km north of Luang Prabang, set in the midst of limestone giants, lies the sleepy town of Nong Khiaw. After an eventful- to say the least, bus ride which involved sitting on a part chair, part slinky the entire ride and watching two french pensioners beat each other to the ground over ‘who sits where’…

Luang Prabang- Bon Appetit

We weren’t initially planning on visiting Laos; mainly because flights were quite expensive to get here, but after we found out it was monsoon season in Indonesia we booked a flight to Luang Prabang. In all honesty, I wish we hadn’t, I mean Laos seems nice enough so far; but in the 11 days we…