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Keep The Sun On Your Back!

This trip has gone so fast, but it will be etched on the memory for a very long time. It is not for everyone, but it is definitely for us. I would urge anyone to consider doing this. We have … Continue reading

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Si Phan Don, Laos

The 4000 Islands, or Si Phan Don as it is known locally, is a beautiful set of islands, set against a lazy and winding section of the Mekong. There is not much to do in Si Phan Don, but that’s … Continue reading

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Plain of Jars, Laos

The Plain of Jars is a megalithic archaeological landscape scattered around the plateau of Xieng Khouang. Thousands of stone jars appear in clusters, ranging from a single or a few to several hundred jars at lower foothills surrounding the central plain … Continue reading

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Luang Prabang, Laos

This city is in North Central Laos, where the Nam Khan River meets the Mekong. Built on a peninsula, it actually feels like a small island, and a large central hill dominates, crowned a top with Wat Chom Si, a … Continue reading

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Northwards to Luang Prabang, Laos

Having spent a good few days in Vang Vieng, it all of a sudden felt like it was time to move on again. Our friendly young hotel owner, Tea, booked the transport for us and we would leave around 8.30am next … Continue reading

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Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng is a wonderful little place to chill for a few days. Surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery – which are actually limestone karst’s – and vivid green rice fields, the place is really small, with a village feel. The town is … Continue reading

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Vientiane, Laos

The border crossing was really quite easy, a TukTuk driven by Granny to the Friendship Bridge, passport photo’s obtained and stamped out of Thailand, we then hopped on the bus which took us directly to the Laos immigration point. We filled … Continue reading

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Nong Khai, North East Thailand

Very chilled out and relaxed, the Mut Mee Guest House is run by Juilan, an extremely friendly English expat. It was around 8pm and dark when we arrived at the Bus Station in Nong Khai, and we quickly negotiated a deal with … Continue reading

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Nakhon Ratchasima,Thailand

Bangkok is really sticky, and we needed some respite from this and decided to go to the cinema to see “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. On arriving in Siam Square, I stupidly flicked the butt of my cigarette onto … Continue reading

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Kanchanaburi & Nam Tok, Thailand

There was a wee man from Nam Tok, who wouldn’t stop …. Okay, maybe just hold that thought. 🙂 Ayutthaya Bus Station was 5 minute walk from our guest house. Walking through the street, we were advised that an air-conditioned mini bus … Continue reading

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