Phonsovan is not renowned for being an award winner when it comes to tourism. It’s visited because of it’s quirky ‘plain of jars’ but I found it far more interesting as a place that allowed me to begin to understand just how remarkable the Laos people are. I suppose you could say it was an… Read More Phonsovan
The slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang is a journey of epic proportions, taking in two days along the Mekong! Despite it’s name the slow boat is actually not that slow, sailing along at around thirty to forty miles an hour. Rather it should be called the long boat as it stretches quite… Read More Luang Prabang
We left the village and made our way over the river and across farm land. In front of us stood a domineering barrier of green as trees battled for space and sunlight. As we entered i was struck by just how congested the area was with vegetation. We trekked for several hours with a brief… Read More Part Two – The Gibbon Experience
The Gibbon Experience is a conservation project that provides a three day trip with exclusive access to the Bokeo Nature Reserve, one of the last remaining habitats of the black crested gibbon, previously thought to be extinct. It is also an adrenalin junkies dream with extensive zip lines installed across the canopy. For memories sake… Read More Part One: End of Thailand and start of Laos
With a moat surrounding it, a crumbling city wall and numerous temples, Chiang Mai is pleasant but will not stop you in your tracks. So it may seem a bit of a mystery why nearly every tourist to Thailand ends up visiting it with many going direct from Bangkok, only to return a couple of… Read More Chiang Mai and a slice of Pai
I could think of no better way to recover from Bangkok than by visiting a railway museum. It had come to that! It was a short journey by bus to Kanchanaburi. It’s a place that probably wont ring a lot of bells but it’s actually a place by association that I am pretty sure everyone… Read More Kanchanaburi and somewhere beginning with A!
For the record I wrote this post whilst sat on an air conditioned bus. I bought my bus ticket on level three of the bus station, which has grown into a shopping centre. Within ten minutes of the bus starting I was given a complimentary water to go with my ample leg room! From the… Read More Bangkok