Asia · Five Month Trip · Travel

Tubing, TV and Too Many Drinks – Vang Vieng, Laos

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

Asia · Five Month Trip · Travel

BBQs, Buddhas and Beautification – Luang Prabang, 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

Asia · Boats · Five Month Trip · Travel

The Slow Boat to Laos – A Two Day Treat

The south-east Asian backpacking circuit is well established. From Bangkok, travellers head north-west to Chang Mai, Pai and 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 five… Continue reading The Slow Boat to Laos – A Two Day Treat

Food · General · Travel

Backpacking with Burgers – Munching on McDonald’s 

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