Old wooden houses and modern cars in Luang Prabang, Laos

Photo Essay: The Streets of Luang Prabang


Luang Prabang is one of those places that I can just keep returning to over and over again. When I first visited the city a couple of years ago, I was absolutely pulled in by its old town. The picturesque little streets lined with a mix of old French and Asian style buildings made for… Read More

Our tuk tuk after an accident in Luang Prabang, Laos

And then our Tuk Tuk tipped over


We had just spent an amazing week in Luang Prabang, Laos, but our time in the country was coming to an end. With only a couple of days left on our visas, we began our journey to the Thai border, two days away via a slow boat up the Mekong River. It was raining quite… Read More

Temples of Laos: Wat Sensoukharam, Luang Prabang


If you love temples, then Luang Prabang will be heaven for you. The spiritual heart of Laos, as well as the ancient capital, Luang Prabang has so many Buddhist temples that you can rarely walk down a street without coming across one. I love Luang Prabang for its beautiful old buildings, its picturesque streets and… Read More

Standing on a cascade at Kuang Si, Laos

Cooling off at Kuang Si Waterfall, Laos


If you’re in Luang Prabang, Laos, and looking for a good day trip outside of town, Kuang Si Waterfall is probably the go to place. You’ll no doubt get asked about a hundred times if you want to go and see the waterfall when you’re walking along the streets in town, so you definitely won’t… Read More

Rice fields and mountains in Vang Vieng, Laos

Reunited with the beauty of Vang Vieng, Laos


I close my eyes and breathe in a deep breath of fresh air, and as I reopen my eyes I can’t help but smile. Before me is a scene out of a National Geographic magazine. Perfectly flat green rice fields stretch out in front of me until they reach the sheer cliffs of the tall… Read More

Beautiful sunset in Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane: Exploring the Capital of Laos Through Photos


It had been nearly two years since I first stepped foot into Vientiane, Laos. Although it may now be a little busier than I remember, this sleepy little capital city hasn’t really changed a lot. It’s quite a different place compared to the rest of Laos. Although small, Vientiane is certainly still a city, full… Read More

Viharn at Wat Sensoukharam in Luang Prabang, Laos

Viharn at Wat Sensoukharam in Luang Prabang, Laos


Today’s travel photo is a black and white shot of the Viharn at Wat Sensoukharam in Luang Prabang, Laos. Although I remember walking past this Buddhist temple when I first visited Luang Prabang, I didn’t actually go inside to check it out until my trip there last year. It was certainly impressive and well worth the look… Read More

Savannakhet: Charm and Character in Southern Laos


Although I love travel, I’m not a huge fan of long bus journeys, particularly when they are overnight. I’m not a great sleeper at the best of times, so trying to sleep in a cramped seat on a moving bus is almost impossible for me. Unfortunately, to get from the Pakse and Si Phan Don… Read More

Somphamit Waterfall on Don Khone, Laos

Cycling around Don Khone to Somphamit Waterfall


Wiping the sleep from my eyes, I stepped out onto the balcony of our bungalow. A channel of the Mekong River flowed lazily by before me under a beautiful blue sky filled with fluffy white clouds. There was hardly another sound besides the calm sound of the water, and as I looked around I suddenly… Read More

Handicraft Night Market in Luang Prabang, Laos

Local Handicraft Night Market in Luang Prabang, Laos


Today’s travel photo is of the local handicraft market in Luang Prabang, Laos. The market stall owners set up their market each evening along the main road in the old town of Luang Prabang, located between Phou Si and the Royal Palace. Most of the products on offer are handicrafts, art, clothes and other knickknacks… Read More