Almost everyone we told about this trip has asked the same question – what is your budget? more „Travelling on a budget Part 1 (Asia)“
After five countries and 113 days it is time to leave Asia. Time flew by and we can´t believe we are already moving on. We have seen amazing places and met great people here. more „Goodbye Asia“
Compared to its neighbours Vientiane seems to be the smallest capital in the world. We checked this, it isn´t true. In international comparison it is quite big with around 700.000 inhabitants (did you know that Melekeok, the capital of Palao, has only 390 inhabitants?). Still, Vientiane feels very small when you first arrive here and have four days to kill before your flight.
Vang Vieng – Lonely Planet describes it as a paradise to hell and back. In 1997 some foreigners had the idea to offer tubing trips along Nam Song river. more „How to escape the party crowds in Vang Vieng“
Where to start describing this city? Luang Prabang is surrounded by Mekong and Nam Khan river and is a laid-back French colonial city. The French influence can be noticed in the buildings and especially in the amazing dining options. We fell in love with this place at first sight, especially because it was a relief compared to all the hectic Asian cities. more „Top things to do in beautiful Luang Prabang“
Laos – the land of the million elephants. Unfortunately just about 400 wild elephants are left. more „The elephant experience – an ethical decision“
From Chiang Mai in Thailand to Luang Prabang in Laos – a bus, a tuk-tuk, another bus, one more tuk-tuk, a two day boat ride and one more tuk-tuk. This is our journey. more „Laos – boarder crossing and Mekong slowboat“