The joy of transportation in Laos

I woke up feeling sore. My neck was aching from the tough pillow. I feel like I haven’t actually slept well in a while. I can’t wait to sleep in my own, comfortable bed. I had my breakfast at the guesthouse and asked for a sandwich to take on the bus with me as well.…

A novice with a vision

One of the top attractions in Vientiane is not actually in Vientiane. Buddha park is about an hour away by public bus. Buses leave frequently from the central bus station. Just look for bus 14. It’s really easy since the buses display their destination and price in English! When me and my friend approached the…

Underground and in the water in Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is famous for tubing on the river. People get out on the river, drink way too much and continue drinking in the town, going from bar to bar to pick up free drinks. But even if you’re not into tubing and drinking, Vang Vieng is worth a visit. The scenery in this area…

Muang Ngoy, the dreamiest place

Muang Ngoy is about an hour from Nong Khiaw by boat. We were planning to take the boat at 11AM, but after the adventure I had getting to Nong Khiaw, I didn’t want to take any risks and arrived at the boat ramp well in time. We were hanging out with the other tourists, that…

Love from the Finnish

In the south of the Netherlands we celebrate carnaval at the start of the traditional fast before Easter. In Finland they’ve got their own way of celebrating: Laskiainen. The day I celebrated Laskiainen coincided with valentine’s day or ystäväpäivä. The university I went to had a cool program for exchange students called the friend-family program.…