Laos

Easy rider – heading to Tad Lo

Wind in hair, a straight – and surprisingly well-maintained – road as long as the eye can see, landscapes, houses, kids flying by, I push the bike slightly faster and wonder how  I could ever wish to sit on the back rather than ride the bike myself. We’re on our way to Tad Lo from Pakse – […]

Si Phan Dhon – Four Thousand Islands

The hammock is rocking slowly back and forth, causing a slight soothing wind, caressing my skin. There’s an opened book on my lap, laying upside down, rising and falling to the slow rhythm of my breathing, longing for some attention it won’t get, not yet. Somewhere in the background there’s a speaker on, playing chilled […]

Party for the buffaloes

“Have you seen the buffalo?” a local guy asks us a short time after we’ve arrived at the buffalo slaughter party in a village near Tad Lo in Laos. We got stuck waiting forever for our food at mama’s place back in Tad Lo and just missed out on the traditional dancing ceremony with beating […]

The Buddha Park in Vientiane

Snaps from the Buddha park in Vientiane.

Can I have a bed for 25 000 kip, please?

After an almost 12 hour long bus ride I reach Vientiane, in the dark. I’ve spent the last couple of hours trying not to notice the bus’ risky takeovers, though it’s hard when you have the front seat at the top floor of a double decker. The bus takes a lot of extra stops along […]

Vang Vieng

I had just spray painted the side of the minivan with the acidy insides of my stomach and was now hanging with my head out of the window, like a proper car sick Lao woman. The car was speeding way too fast on windy bumpy roads, passing some massively beautiful landscapes with rising limestone mountains […]

Luang Prabang

We wake up way past sunrise, again. My little plan of getting up to see the monk’s alms procession continue to fail. Generally we don’t do much in Luang Prabang. The infamous sightseeing fatigue has got us long ago, just another temple, another city, another street. The cameras stay in the room most of the time, so […]

The slow boat to Luang Prabang

We arrive at the border in Chiang Khong in the middle of the Pai-arrivals morning rush. Our plan of going to the border from Pai independently – to cross the border in the afternoon and avoid the worst rush – failed completely as we arrived way past border closing time, resulting in one extra night […]