Vang Vieng and Vientiane – Laos 2015

Vang Vieng is known as somewhat of a party place for backpackers, and I now understand why! First off I was staying at Real Backpackers for 2 nights, which is a real party hostel, full of other English people. Honestly I saw more people from England than I did anywhere else in Thailand or Laos! Not that I mind seeing other English people of course it’s just we get a… Read moreVang Vieng and Vientiane – Laos 2015

Muang Ngoi and around – Laos 2015

Time to head north in Laos and go trekking! Of the Henry group, 7 of us went north, and we said farewell to John who headed for further adventures. First off a 4 hour very bumpy mini van ride to Nong Khiaw, where we grabbed some food then chartered a boat for the hour journey to Muang Ngoi where we stayed the night. The scenery in this part of Laos… Read moreMuang Ngoi and around – Laos 2015

Luang Prabang – Laos 2015

After arriving in Luang Prabang, the 6 of us (slowboat crew! see last blog entry) stayed at a hostel together, and as Henry had booked for the hostel started referring to all of us by the name Henry, and thus the Henry’s were born. Chris and Ülie who I’d met separately in Chiang Rai had also met each other travelling on the slow boat and were soon assimilated into the… Read moreLuang Prabang – Laos 2015

Slow Boat – Laos 2015

I spent the night in Chiang Khong before heading across the border to Houay Xai in Laos. I met a bunch of other people who are all awesome and we teamed up to catch the boat – Ally (USA), John (Sweden), Henry (England), Michelle (Germany) and Nadhisha (Switzerland). Immigration was easy but slow. You have to tuk tuk to the border, stamp out of Thailand, get a bus across the… Read moreSlow Boat – Laos 2015

Chiang Rai – Thailand – November 2015

View of The White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand

So after a stop off in Chiang Mai for the night I headed to Chiang Rai. The hostel I stayed in there was amazing (Mercy Hostel) and I met so many great people and saw some cool that things, so here’s some highlights! The White Temple The White Temple is the main tourist attraction in this part of the country. It is the vision of local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, work… Read moreChiang Rai – Thailand – November 2015