Backpacking in Laos: Staying at Vang Vieng Guesthouse, Vang Vieng

“I think this hostel is after a mad right” – Chaz Fitzsimmons Well after a couple of crazy days in Vientiane, touring the sights, staying in the Sabaidy Guesthouse for $3 a night, we got a truck and a mini-bus up north to the crazy town of Vang Vieng. Yes, this place is totally nuts. Read more about Backpacking in Laos: Staying at Vang Vieng Guesthouse, Vang Vieng[…]

Backpacking in Laos: Vientiane to Phon Hong to Vang Vieng by Truck and Mini-bus

The madness continued. The journey to Vang Vieng began in the capital city of Laos, Vientiane. We had stayed in the Sabaidy Guesthouse to start with (cheap and cheerful) and of course toured the sights of the city after crossing the border from Nong Khai in Thailand. Chaz and I had secured a ride to Read more about Backpacking in Laos: Vientiane to Phon Hong to Vang Vieng by Truck and Mini-bus[…]

money in the river in laos

The Day I…Threw $1000 US Dollars into the Nam Song River in Laos

I almost didn’t want to write about this travel mishap, but I said recently it’s a “no holds barred” on here so all the crazy “The Day I…” stories are going up!! It happened and I’m embarrassed by it, but looking back it was about a year ago now and I’m not angry anymore. I Read more about The Day I…Threw $1000 US Dollars into the Nam Song River in Laos[…]

vang vieng laos bucket bar

Thirsty Thursdays: The Bucket Bar in Vang Vieng, Laos

Right it’s a “short one” because this is all you need to know about the Bucket Bar in Vang Vieng, Laos!! This it NOT for “teetotallers”, in fact Vang Vieng in its dreamy, riverous splendour is quite possibly the party capital of the world. Tubing and the like aside, head for a night out in Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Bucket Bar in Vang Vieng, Laos[…]

Jonny Blair tubing in Vang Vieng Laos

How Not To Go Tubing in Vang Vieng Laos!!

There are lessons to learn on our travels and no matter how much travel experience we have, we are always prone to make mistakes. So here is where travel went badly wrong for me, and I’m warning you to be careful too! I’m not proud of my horrendous time in the wonderful town of Vang Read more about How Not To Go Tubing in Vang Vieng Laos!![…]

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