Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang is a beautiful town on the banks of the Mekong river with a population of just 50,000... far smaller than we were expecting. Our guesthouse was a beautiful traditional Lao house located in the heart of town run by a lovey lady and featured lots of wooden furnishings, floorboards, and a fantastic 1st... Continue Reading →

Mekong River Boat Cruise – Laos

We made the decision that one of the things we would splurge on was a boat trip. There were a few options for getting to Luang Prabang. Option the first: get a 12 hour bus from Huay Xuai to Luang Prabang. Option two: a slow boat with the possibility of being seated in the engine... Continue Reading →

Chiang Rai and beyond…

After a very windy, rough, but stunning bus ride through the mountainous north of the country, we arrived in Chiang Rai. With a population of just over 60,000, it is much smaller then its southern counterpart Chiang Mai. Founded in the early 1200s it is older than Chiang Mai and was the Lanna Kingdom capital... Continue Reading →

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Our bus to Chiang Mai was anything but luxurious. There was little room for things like legs and the bus company had a policy of letting anyone on even if there weren't any seats left. At one stage I counted 13 people standing in the isle. The bus departed on time and with luck and... Continue Reading →

Sukhothai, Thailand

We were somewhat relieved to be leaving Bangkok. We enjoyed the city, but as we had been there before it was not new to us. Our next destination however was completely new. After a very comfortable 6 hour first class bus ride, we arrived in New Sukhothai. With a population of just 30,000 it was... Continue Reading →

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