Boats on the Mekong River on Don Khone, Laos

Boats on the Mekong River in Don Khone, Laos


Today’s travel photo is of some boats on the banks of the Mekong River on Don Khone, one of the islands in Si Phan Don, Laos. I took this photo at the southern tip of the island where the river also marks the border between Laos and Cambodia. The river was a murky brown colour… Read More

The Viharn at Wat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos

Temples of Laos: Wat Si Saket in Vientiane


Sitting opposite the Presidential Palace on the corner of Avenue Lang Xang and Setthathirat Road is Vientiane’s oldest standing temple – Wat Si Saket. Although the nearby Haw Phra Keo is known as the oldest temple in the city by dating back to the 16th century, it has been destroyed several times. Built in 1818 by… Read More

A freshly planted rice field in Vang Vieng, Laos

Panorama: Freshly Planted Rice Field in Vang Vieng, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is a panorama of a freshly planted rice field in a small village outside of Vang Vieng, Laos. My last visit to Vang Vieng coincided with the rice planting season in Laos, and my bike ride through the spectacular countryside was made even more interesting as there were people out everywhere working… Read More

Glowing horizon at sunset in Vientiane, Laos

Walking the Riverfront at Sunset in Vientiane, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is some locals walking along the Mekong Riverfront at sunset in Vientiane, Laos. The riverfront is a happening place at the end of the day in Vientiane. Locals come down to exercise along the great walking path along the river, while others join the very popular aerobics class further along. Closer to… Read More

Rice fields and mountains in Vang Vieng, Laos

Southeast Asia: My Favourite Place in 5 Countries


In all of my travels around the world over the years, the majority of my time has been spent in Asia. In fact, I’ve probably spent the good part of a year of my life over there. In Southeast Asia, so far I have visited five countries – well, six including Singapore – and I… Read More

A man on his motorcycle cart travels past some old wooden shopfronts in Luang Prabang, Laos

Old Shopfronts in Luang Prabang, Laos


Today’s travel photo is of a man on his motorbike cart driving past some old wooden shopfronts in Luang Prabang, Laos. The UNESCO World Heritage listed old town of Luang Prabang is an amazing place to walk around, particularly if you love old architecture… Read More

Storm clouds over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

33 Photos That Will Make You Want To Travel To Laos


Laos is a fascinating country. It’s not really an off the beaten path destination anymore, but it often still feels that way. This landlocked country in Southeast Asia has a tiny population compared to some of its huge neighbours, and it actually shares a border with five different countries, which perhaps is the reason for… Read More

Food stalls in Savannakhet, Laos

Food Stalls in Savannakhet, Laos


Today’s travel photo is of some local food stalls along one of the quiet streets of Savannakhet in Southern Laos. The sleepy town of Savannakhet is a great place to grab a bike and just slowly cycle around the quiet streets. There isn’t much of a tourist presence here and little stalls and hole in… Read More

Patuxai in Vientiane, Laos

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Vientiane, Laos


Vientiane is a capital city that doesn’t really feel like a capital city, especially when you compare it to the metropolises of Laos’ neighbouring countries. Compared to cities like Bangkok, Hanoi or Phnom Penh, Vientiane is a sleepy little city, located right on the Mekong River. It is a city that is now forever changing… Read More

Mekong River View in Pakbeng, Laos

Mekong River View in Pakbeng, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of the view of the Mekong River and cloud covered mountains in the village of Pakbeng, Laos. Pakbeng is the halfway point of the two day slow boat journey between Luang Prabang and the Thailand border crossing at Huay Xai, and it is certainly in a very scenic part of the… Read More