Travel – Laos
2 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Travel - Laos 2

Feb 28 – March 3 From Vang Vieng, Miguel and I took a VIP bus to Vientiane. We managed to lose our bus tickets twice before boarding the bus (as is our style), but it all worked out in the end. Arriving in Vientiane, you would never think it to be the capital of a [...]

2 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Travel - Laos 0

Feb 26 – 27 From Luang Prabang, Miguel and I took a minivan to Vang Vieng. Of course it left about an hour later than promised and made a few extra stops to squish as many more people in as possible. After polling all the other tourists in the van, it turns out we all [...]

2 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Travel - Laos 1

Feb 23 – 26 From Luang Namtha, Miguel and I took the bus to Udomxai. I was glad we decided to ride our bikes to the bus station the day before and buy bus tickets, because the bus was full! But of course that didn’t stop them from squeezing more people on anyway. They just [...]

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Feb 21 – 23 From Huay Xai, Miguel and I took a minibus ride north to Luang Nam Tha (Luang Namtha), which is very near China and Myanmar. Here’s a map of Laos. Normally buses don’t leave until they have been completely packed full of people. But since ours only had a handful of tourists [...]

2 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Travel - Laos, Travel - Thailand 2

Feb 19, 20 After taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, Miguel and I arrived in Chiang Khong. Immediately after getting off the bus, we saw a sign posted outside a convenience store and followed the directions. They led us to a great guest house right on the Mekong River. Nice people, great [...]