Cruising The Mekong in Laos

Cruising The Mekong in Laos

Another Mekong Cruise was always on my to do list when travelling with a camera.  I didn’t want my first experience in Vietnam to be my last, as it was that good.  I chose to take the Shompoo Cruise…

Phenomenal Luang Prabang

Phenomenal Luang Prabang

Travelling with a camera to Luang Prabang I can see why it is officially described as the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia. Unusually, the whole city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995….

Tamarind Cooking School

Tamarind Cooking School

I love a local cookery course and have done so in Italy, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia. The Tamarind Cookery School in Luang Prabang excelled themselves and gave you a great taste of Laos. Excellent customer…

Kuang Si Waterfall & Bear Rescue Centre

Kuang Si Waterfall & Bear Rescue Centre

A 45-minute drive, 30 km south west of Luang Prabang, takes you to the picturesque Kuang Si Waterfall. The minivan journey costs less than £4 and entrance fee £1.75. The first attraction is the Kuang…

Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony

Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony

Before sunrise in Luang Prabang, hundreds of Buddhist monks wake to the sound of the temple drums and leave to gather their daily meal. The Alms Giving Ceremony, or Tak Bat, dates back to the…

History, Healing, Hope in Laos

History, Healing, Hope in Laos

As with all of the counties I visit, I read up on the history before and during my visit. For Laos, I didn’t fully understand the devastation they suffered during the Vietnam War. Some insight…

Luang Prabang Bamboo Bridges

Luang Prabang Bamboo Bridges

During the dry season in Luang Prabang (December to May approximately), local families build 2 bamboo bridges across the Nam Khan River, just before it meets the mighty Mekong. You can cross for a small…

Laos Route 13 Road Trip

Laos Route 13 Road Trip

Another of my nine lives went when travelling with a camera on Route 13!  But, I wouldn’t have changed it for the world – one of those wonderful but weird memories you never forget.  A 6…

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