Tag: Laos

Bolaven Plateau – growing green tea and black coffee

The Bolaven Plateau is a region in southern Laos with elevation ranges from 1000 to 1350 m altitude. It’s the place in Laos where the famous lao coffee and green tea comes from. Looking forward to cooler temperatures out there we leave some stuff in our guesthouse in Pakse and go on a 3 days…


The 4000 islands

There is a place in southern Laos called the 4000 islands. Maybe you know that Laos isn’t connected to the sea, but some parts of the Mekong river are huge and there are big islands, like Don Det and Don Khon. On our way to the small village where we can cross the river to…


Incredible Kong Lor Cave

Kong Lor Cave in central Laos is our next destination after leaving Luang Prabang in southern direction. The night bus we take to Vientiane is stopping after 2 hours driving in the middle of nowhere. Something seems to be wrong with one of the back wheels and we need to leave the bus. I prepare…


Luang Prabang

There really is an importent meeting point in Luang Prabang. A place were almost every foreigner can be seen, especially those, who travel longer than just a few weeks. Directly next to the market…. it’s the place where you can buy delicious sandwiches, real sandwiches, crispy fresh baguette in different styles and after we leave…


Along Nam Ou River

After one lovely evening in Luang Namtha we take the bus to Udumxai in the morning and now it’s Seven, who is struggling with bad stomach and kind of sickness. We assume the egg topped fried rice from last evening at the night market could be the cause for that. Arriving in Udumxai we directly jump…


Nothern Laos – Muang Sing and Luang Namtha

It is Tuesday the 15th of march and it is time to leave Thailand. Laos, the country of the sticky rice, lays ahead, just a three hours bus ride away. We will pass the border at Chiang Kong by driving over the friendship bridge to Huay Xai on the other side of the Mekong. Helen…