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[…]

Backpacking in Laos: Staying at Sabaidy Guest House in Vientiane

After leaving Bangkok in Thailand behind on another short jaunt to the city, I headed on a night train north to Nong Khai and then crossed the border into Laos at Thanaleng. I was meeting up with my travel buddy Chaz from Belfast. At the same time, Chaz was bussing it up to Vientiane from Read more about Backpacking in Laos: Staying at Sabaidy Guest House in Vientiane[…]

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The Day I…Tried To Poke An Infection Out Of My Mate’s Foot With A Cotton Bud in Vientiane, Laos

Yes travel gives us ups and downs, and you’ve got to laugh at things in retrospect. A great travel buddy of mine, and fellow Northern Irishman Chaz teamed up with me last year to give Laos a good go. This was before all the “tubing bars” were shut down (allegedly). Things didn’t run too smoothly Read more about The Day I…Tried To Poke An Infection Out Of My Mate’s Foot With A Cotton Bud in Vientiane, Laos[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Laap in Vientiane, Laos

Today’s Friday’s Featured Food takes us to the country of Laos. It’s not a country famed for food and I remember being told “when you go to Laos you’ll end up eating a load of banana pancakes”. Well in the end I only had one banana pancake and actually found a lot more charm in Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Laap in Vientiane, Laos[…]

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Things to see and do in Vientiane, Laos: A Top 5

I loved the relaxed charm of Vientiane in Laos. It’s got to be one of the less well known capital cities in the world. It was my first port of call when travelling in Laos (after arriving at the border point of Thanaleng) and I met up with a travel buddy there (Chaz – a Read more about Things to see and do in Vientiane, Laos: A Top 5[…]

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