Battambang, Cambodia

The bus from Phnom Penh to Battambang was usual SE Asian style. 40 minutes late leaving, 3 hours late arriving. But uneventful, and we actually were on a bus this time! Upon arrival Will decided to play his new Make The Tuktuk Drivers Jump game. It involves getting off the bus, and telling all of... Continue Reading →

Decisions…

We went from Kratie to Phnom Penh, however as we will be returning to Phnom Penh for a few days we will write about that then. All I will say now is that the bus from Kratie was, as we are used to with Laos, 30 minutes late, and took a lengthy 8 hours (as... Continue Reading →

Kratie, Cambodia

Well we are sick of this waiting game! "The boat will pick you up between 8 and 8:10". At 8:20 no boat. 8:30 and the guesthouse were calling the boat people when finally a boat arrived. We slithered down the banks and jumped in. From Don Khone to the mainland takes about 25 minutes in a long skinny boat with... Continue Reading →

4000 Islands, Laos

After a pretty painless 2 hour minibus ride we arrived at Ban Nampasak and promptly hopped on a small boat out to the islands. The trip out to the islands was breathtaking. The area, as the name suggests, is made up of around 4,000 islands in the Mekong river. The two main places that people... Continue Reading →

Pakse and Champasak, Laos

With few options available to us we booked a sleeper bus to take us the 10 hours from Vientiane to Pakse. We were told we would be collected at between 7 and 7:30pm. Well 7:30 came and went and at 7:45 we were getting nervous that we would miss our 8:30 bus. Eventually a van... Continue Reading →

Vientaine, Laos

The bus trip from Phonsavan to the Lao capital Vientaine was even more interesting and eventful than the first bus trip from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan. At 9 hours it was longer but in a bus virtually identical from the first. The only difference was that there was no aircon in this bus, which didn't... Continue Reading →

Phonsavan, Laos

We woke nervously to our alarms. Our first bus trip in Laos was awaiting us. We were heading to Phonsavan and had a 8:30am pick up. Our bus was called an express bus whatever that meant. We were nice and early for the bus and arrived with time to grab our seats and some food... Continue Reading →

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