Around the World in 109 days
Um die Welt in 109 Tagen
Time zone: Laos = GMT + 7h
1 Euro = 13686 Kip
After arriving at the Lao border post, I acquired my on-the-spot visa without any problem, then jumped on a Sawngthaew (kind of south-east Asian minibus) and drove to Luang Nam Tha.
Photo gallery: To Laos
There I rented a nice room and a bike to ride to the sights around town. I visited a little waterfall, some temples on hills nd the new, tiny airport.
Photo gallery: Luang Nam Tha
Back at my guesthouse I met two nice French with whom I had a couple of beers and a nice chat.
In the morning I took the bus to Pak Mong and from there a sawngthaew to Nong Khiaw, a sleepy town on the Nam Ou river.
Photo gallery: To Nong Khiaw
I logged myself in a small hut on the hill with fantastic views over the river, hat a little hike to nearby caves
and delicious Lao dinner.
Photo gallery: Nong Khiaw
In the morning I took the 4h bus ride to Luang Prabang, one of the most tourist but still impressive cities in Laos.
Photo gallery: To Luang Prabang
Photo gallery: Luang Prabang
Next morning, next bus. Now around 8 hours to Phonsavan, in the north-east of Laos, in a region heavily contaminated by unexploded bombs from the so-called Secret War in the 1970's.
Photo gallery: Phonsavan
During the morning till afternoon we visited the amazing Plain of Jars. In the evening I jumped on the nightbus to the capital.
Photo gallery: Plain of Jars
At 6:15am our bus arrived at Vientiane, the Lao capital. I had breakfast in a nice cafe with Steve from London, Allen and MJ from Northern Ireland and used the WiFi internet provided there. After that, sightseeing with Steve, and in the evening I headed South by nightbus.
Photo gallery: Vientiane
In the morning we arrived at Pakse, then jumped on a minibus to Ban Nakasang
and then a boat to the island of Don Det, a really enjoyable, laid back place.
Here I spontaneously decided to change my route again and headed south to
Cambodia the next morning.
Photo gallery: Don Det & Don Khon
Photo gallery: To the border
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