Travelling in LAOS

Almost immediately after crossing the Mekong River separating Thailand from Laos, I feel more relaxed.  Whether it’s the people, the noticeable change in traffic; I can’t put a finger on it, but I celebrate my return to the country with what could be the worlds best beer – Beer Laos! Continue reading

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Travelling in LAOS

VIENTIANE, LAOS

The capital Vientiane seems almost in slow motion after the sensory overload of Vietnam, almost like a big country town.  The little things like a roadside conversation without shouting, no street vendors or hawkers (feels strange to actually have to wave down a taxi/cyclo).  The city sits on a bend in the river which is now hundreds of metres wide, although after a long dry season, vegetables are being grown in the river bed. Continue reading

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