At the point we left our five month trip around Asia, we were about to take the night bus from Vientiane to Hanoi. So, we join our heroes as they climb aboard their worst travel experience to date, the bus from hell.
Vang Vieng; the town that culture forgot. At least, that’s the way it was when we visited in November 2009 as part of a five month trip through Asia. We arrived from Luang Prabang. You can read all about in our blog; BBQs, Buddhas and Beautification in Luang Prabang. (Here, again, our camera failed us… Continue reading Tubing, TV and Too Many Drinks – Vang Vieng, Laos
Arriving in Luang Prabang, after our two day boat trip from Thailand to Laos (read all about our slow boat experience) we were a overwhelmed by the surge of touts, and underwhelmed by the weather. Two days of sunshine and no hassle quickly turned into lots of pestering and a drizzly day. Happily, the town quickly… Continue reading BBQs, Buddhas and Beautification – Luang Prabang, Laos
The south-east Asian backpacking circuit is well established. From Bangkok, travellers head north-west to Chang Mai, Pai and go trekking in the golden triangle, before heading east into the small country of Laos. Most travellers cross the border and then get on “the slow boat to Laos”. That is exactly what we did on our… Continue reading The Slow Boat to Laos – A Two Day Treat
My hubby, Mr Fluskey, has a travel quirk that most people don’t understand. He likes to eat a McDonald’s Big Mac in every new country he visits. After a long debate about this, I bent to his will. To try and alleviate my slight corporation guilt, I try to eat something from the menu that… Continue reading Backpacking with Burgers – Munching on McDonald’s