LAOS

Laos, a little country between Thailand and Vietnam. Home to one of the most beautiful waterfalls we have ever seen ‘Kuang Si Waterfall’.

Quick tip: Make sure you go tubing in Vang Vieng and STAY AWAY FROM THE ELEPHANTS. 

Allow 10 days – 3 weeks to explore Laos.  Check out our Laos blogs below for more travel tips.

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Waterfalls, Tubing and Opium? – Laos

Yep, you read that right! One of the most famous things about Laos is tubing down the Nam Song river, whilst being off ya nut on Opium. Don’t worry guys, we wasn’t one of ‘those’, we were defiantly on one but that was due to the amount of buckets we’d guzzled down on Lozzas birthday! Laos is home to some beautiful waterfalls, scenery, temples and little towns. We really enjoyed our time here but was ready to leave after a few weeks…

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The Dreaded Laos to Cambodia Bus

Cambodia, the next destination on our list! We thought we would be smart arses and save a bit of cash by getting a 22hour sleeper bus. Looking at plane tickets, we were getting all sorts of different numbers. Anywhere from £115 – £250 and the flight is literally 2 hours long. 

We spent pretty much the whole day before walking around town looking for the cheapest tickets. The bus station itself normally best deal so we took it upon ourselves to walk straight there. So off we went walking for what seemed like miles (it was only 1.5km) and miles in the blistering midday heat. 

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Slow Boat to Laos

Getting the slow boat down the Mekong sounded long but we heard it was fun! Being the Pair of Plodders it seemed quite fitting that we were to use the slowest form of transportation, a slow boat which took 2 days to get us from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang. We had a 1 night stop over in a very strange town called Pakbeng (which we will go into shortly)…

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