Category Archives: Lao PDR

Northern Lao PDR

We skipped Xaignabouli and went straight to Luang Prabang, Lao PDRs main tourist attraction. It has changed a bit since my last visit in 2002, and as a result it might lose its Unesco world heritage site status (see a Vientiane Times article). Saw some temples and I got my stitches off at the provincial […]

Ceiling fans are dangerous

I’m trying to keep dry in Vientiane. Songkan is here and i have a cut in my head. A couple of days ago in Thakhek i spotted an interesting gekko outside my hostel room window and stood up on the bed to see it better. As i turned away from it, the ceiling fan hit […]

Through Laos to Thailand

Left Kunming on the 19th of November after recovering from my flu and a sinus problem that followed it. Spent some days in Jinghong again, not doing much and then continued to Mengla near the Laotian border.¬†¬†Then a bus from Mengla to Luang namtha, in Laos. Things have changed in 6 years: electricity 24/7 thanks […]