Laos

View from our bungalow on Don Khone, Laos

Across the border to Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Laos

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It was another travel day. A lot of people hate them, I love them. It is the act of travel itself that excites me. Moving into the unknown to discover a new place, meeting new people and not knowing what adventures lay ahead of me. It’s even more exciting when that travel day takes me… Read More

Rice fields and mountains in Vang Vieng, Laos

Rice Fields and Mountains in Vang Vieng, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of some freshly planted rice fields in front of some tall limestone karst mountains near Vang Vieng in Laos. The countryside around Vang Vieng is just beautiful, and taking a bike ride down some of the quiet dirt roads is a must. When we visited Laos in July this year, the… Read More

Boat Building on Don Khone in Si Phan Don, Laos

Boat Building on Don Khone in Si Phan Don, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of a boat being built on Don Khone is Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Laos. As there are no bridges to the islands in Si Phan Don on the Mekong River, boats are an important form of transport. I spotted this boat building/repair area next to the river when wandering around… Read More

Buddha Statue at Ho Phra Keo in Vientiane, Laos

Buddha Statue at Ho Phra Keo in Vientiane, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of a Buddha statue at Ho Phra Keo in Vientiane, Laos. Also known as Wat Phra Kaew due to it once housing the prized Emerald Buddha, Ho Phra Keo is the oldest Buddhist temple in Vientiane, though it has been destroyed and rebuilt a couple of times. It was originally built… Read More

Empty Street in Pakse, Laos

Empty Street in Pakse, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of a quiet, empty street in Pakse, Laos. Pakse is one of those places that is basically just a transit hub for travellers making their way around Southern Laos. There are a few things to do outside of town, but Pakse doesn’t have a lot that keeps travellers there for long… Read More

Wat Nong Sikhounmuang in Luang Prabang, Laos

Wat Nong Sikhounmuang in Luang Prabang, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of the viharn at Wat Nong Sikhounmuang in Luang Prabang, Laos. I had never actually visited this temple when I first visited Luang Prabang, but came across it on my recent trip when I was just wandering around the streets of the Old Town – my favourite thing to do in… Read More

Buddhist Offerings and Candles at Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos

Offerings and Candles at Phou Si in Luang Prabang, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of some Buddhist offerings and candles at a shrine on Phou Si in Luang Prabang, Laos. Phou Si is a sacred hill situated in the centre of Luang Prabang, covered in forest and gardens with a small temple and chedi at the top. On the Nam Khan side of the hill… Read More

Rural road in Vang Vieng, Laos

Rural Road in Vang Vieng, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of a rural road scene in the country outside of Vang Vieng in Laos. I took this photo while taking a bicycle ride to Poukham Cave and the Blue Lagoon. It was rice planting season at the time of year that I visited, so most of the rice fields had either… Read More

Panorama of Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang, Laos

Panorama: Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is a panorama of Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang, Laos. I was so happy to be able to return to Luang Prabang recently, and it was even better this time because I got to take my wife with me. This gave me a great excuse to revisit some of the amazing… Read More

The Night Market in Vientiane, Laos

Night Market in Vientiane, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of the busy night market in Vientiane, Laos, just as it is getting going as the sun sets. The night market in Vientiane sets up along the river front each night from around sun set until late. When I first visited the city in 2011, this market was pretty small and… Read More

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