Koh Samui

Lets have a little beach retreat – lets go to Koh Samui. Koh Samui is one of the main tourism islands of Thailand (second after Phuket) and located in the gulf of Siam. The easiest way to travel there is to take the plane (1 hour flight from Bangkok), but it comes at a comparable … More Koh Samui

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang has also the World Heritage title, and I think it is worth it. The small peninsula between Mekong and Nam river is a beautiful collection of temples and colonial style housing. It is free of high-rise buildings and big complexes unlike other tourist towns. This gives a very special charming face, and a … More Luang Prabang

Food (9)

Here some more examples of food we tested on our tour. By the way, the Lao kitchen goes strongly in the direction of the Thai kitchen, but there are less variations, less greens and generally food is much less spicier. In between I got some Italian moments, and enjoyed it 😉

Vang Vien

Former party capital of Laos, getting a re-engineering. Where there was 24/7 party with everything what turns on openly on the display, is now an outdoor activity hub with closing time at 23:00. Vang Vien is a tourist hot spot with an abundance of tourist related infrastructure. Actually you go for 4-5 hours with the … More Vang Vien

Vientiane

Laos capital Vientiane always seems to be a bit sleepy, and for a capital this is true. The old quarter deals mainly with tourism, with the advantage that most hotels, guesthouse, restaurants, travel agencies, laundries, money exchange and mini mart are concentrated to one area. Around the park at the Mekong banks is the daily … More Vientiane

Nong Khai

Thailand border town to Laos’ Vientiane is directly located at the banks of Mekong river. Unless many other cities in Asia here find a boulevard for only pedestrians and bicycles (and some motor bikes) right along the river for many kil0meters. That is just great, makes you feeling more secure (of not overrun by motorbike … More Nong Khai

Food (8)

Did I mention food? Basically every activity in this category was documented – my backlog is very long here 🙂 Here some examples from the south of Laos – enjoy!