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Tubing in Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is famous for tubing and although it's surrounded by lots of natural beauty it's the only reason we visited. We only realised when we arrived how beautiful the area is and there were lots of day trips from there. We only stayed the one day in Vang Vieng which was consumed by tubing… Continue reading Tubing in Vang Vieng

Asia · Modes of Transport

The worst bus journey in South East Asia

Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. We booked the ticket for the bus through a travel agency in the centre of town in Luang Prabang, we booked the ticket for 6pm expecting it to take around 6 hours and we'd arrive at our accommodation around midnight, not wanting to waste a day traveling. We made sure… Continue reading The worst bus journey in South East Asia

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Luang Prabang, Laos

We arrived off the long boat in Luang Prabang and followed a lonely planet recommendation for a guesthouse in the centre of town called Sackarinh Guest House! It was located down a side alley within walking distance to almost everything, we were located outside the main market which runs every night from dusk til 10pm.… Continue reading Luang Prabang, Laos

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2 day slow boat from Thailand to Laos 

We decided to opt for the 2 day slow boat from Thailand into Laos, rather than the usual bus! From Chiang Mai we were going to get a bus to Chiang Khong and organise the trip solo however after doing some research we found a 3 day package which picked us up from our guesthouse… Continue reading 2 day slow boat from Thailand to Laos 

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2 day Jungle Trek, Chiang Mai

We didn't plan to spend as many days in Chiang Mai as we did but opted to stay and go on a 2 day jungle trek rather than go to Chiang Rai. We searched online and in the guesthouse for jungle treks but found the one we were looking for straight away and it was… Continue reading 2 day Jungle Trek, Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

We arrived off the sleeper train at 7am and got a taxi to the guesthouse we had booked. We were really thankful that our room was ready so early so went straight up, dropped our bags off, got a shower and went straight out to explore Chiang Mai. The centre of Chiang Mai is the… Continue reading Chiang Mai, Thailand

Asia · Attractions & Activities · Modes of Transport

Floating market and overnight train

We booked onto another trip through the guesthouse this time a half day trip to the floating market as we were leaving Bangkok that evening on the overnight sleeper train to Chiang Mai. We had to leave Bangkok at 7am, I didn't realise the market was going to be an hour and a half outside… Continue reading Floating market and overnight train