This will be my last post on my trip to Laos. It’s also fitting that this post is about the Mekong River. This mighty river is the lifeline of Laos, contributing to it’s agriculture, hydropower, travel and trade. Starting in the Tibetan plateau and running through 6 countries, the Mekong River empties into the South China Sea covering a distance of 4,350 km.
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Flying through the trees…
One of the reasons I came to Huay Xai was to join The Gibbon Experience. This is an eco-tourism adventure that is mainly popular with the backpacking crowd. But that doesn’t stop anyone from joining it if they are game enough. If your childhood dream was to live in a treehouse and swing through the trees like Tarzan, this would really be a dream come true.
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The view from the old French fort…
If you’ve been following my series of posts on Laos, I have traveled from Luang Prabang to the border town of Huay Xai in the northwest of Laos. You’d probably never heard of Huay Xai, but this small backwater town is rather significant as it serves as the main entry point from Thailand’s northern region into Laos, and at the same time is also one of the gateways into the Golden Triangle.
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I’m Leaving on a Tuk Tuk…
Ok, I got you there with the click bait title. This post is actually about my overnight bus ride from Luang Prabang to a small border town along the Laos-Thailand border. Now, why would I want to go there? Read on to find out, and yes I did sleep with a stranger, although it’s not what you think it is.
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Having a waterfall all to myself…
Starting off my series of blog posts on Laos is this first one on Luang Prabang, This ancient city and former royal capital of Laos has been designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite this honor, not that many tourists visit Luang Prabang, compared to the other usual tourist haunts in South East Asia. Which in my opinion is a good thing if you want to escape the tourist hordes.
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