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Laos Part 3: Living Like a Local in Vientiane, Laos

We only spent a couple days in the capital city of Laos. I had jumped on a super cheap flight deal to get us to our next destination leaving us with only 2 nights here, which actually came down to only one and a half days to explore. With limited time, I think we made the most of every...

Laos Part 2: The Vang Vieng Challenge

As many blog posts begin…the small tucked away town of Vang Vieng was once known for one thing and one thing only… drinking and drugging while floating down the Nam Song (Song River) in a tube; thankfully, since 2012 when the Laos government finally cracked down on this reckless behavior following many tourists deaths, it's now a thing of...

Laos Part 1: Luang Prabang

We were in Laos a total of 10 days (including the 1 night stop in Pak Being via the slow boat).  As usual were determined to see as much of the country as possible.  Even so, we were still only able to explore the northern part of the country making it to 3 cities: Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng and Vientiane. We spent...

Rebuttal to Slow Boat Horror Stories: Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang

Simply put, our trip from Chiang Rai, Thailand to Luang Prabang, Laos was uneventful and actually quite pleasant. Rather than flying or taking a bus, we chose to take the infamous slow boat. After reading so many horror stories from bloggers online, I was a bit wary and may have had very low expectations for our journey. Even so, I...