Category Laos

Laos Holiday Blog VI

Day 6 – 4 Apr: Luang Prabang-Pak Ou Cave-Vientiane After breakfast we enjoyed a cruise upstream on the Mekong River with beautiful views of the tranquil countryside. Our destination was the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, which are well worth the climb and are crammed with thousands of Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes, some […]

Laos Holiday Blog V

Day 5 – 3 Apr: Luang Prabang-Kuang Sii Fall We got up VERY early (5:15am) to go into the town to see the monks collecting alms. There were a lot of monks (but probably even more tourists) & they seemed to be getting sticky rice, crackers & bananas – which must get boring every day. […]

Laos Holiday Blog IV

Day 4 – 2 Apr: Luang Prabang – City Tour After breakfast we visited the National museum, where the King used to live. He had a very big bedroom & was given a piece of moon rock by the USA and an old Lao flag which they said had been taken to the moon and […]

Laos Holiday Blog III

Day 3 – 1 Apr: Xieng Khuang – Luang Phrabang Early morning, we visited Central Market of Phonsavanh to watch different Hill Tribes bartering and exchanging merchandise. We did not buy any dead squirrels or civets or small birds or rats, but we did try some sour fruit & buy a red bungy cord for […]

Laos Holiday Blog II

Day 2- 31 March After a very short morning flight of 94nm (the shortest flight Thomas has taken so far and to the smallest airport) to Xieng Khouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973, we went to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone […]

Laos Holiday Blog I

Day 1-30 Mar: arrived in Vientiane We visited the major sights of the capital; – the oldest Wat Sisaket, a temple with >10,000 miniature Buddha statues – the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha (which is now in Bangkok – and we have seen it there) – That […]