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  • Day208

    That Luang Tempel

    December 29, 2018 in Laos ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

    The That Luang Temple is one of the must-see's of Vientiane so we visited it as well.

    Der That Luang Tempel ist einer der bedeutungsvollsten Tempel in Laos, also haben wir uns ihn auch mal angesehen.Read more

  • Day162

    Beauty, buddhas & baci in Luang Prabang

    February 6, 2019 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Our last stop before heading “home” to Thailand was Luang Prabang in Laos, another UNESCO World Heritage Centre on our South East Asian tour. We took a riverboat down the mighty Mekong, saw caves littered with age-old Buddha statues, frolicked in 2 beautiful waterfalls, avoided buying scorpion-infused Lao whisky, and were recipients of blessings at a Baci ceremony, a traditional Lao ceremony led by family elders to bring your spirits back together, for luck and strength... oh, and of course, enjoyed a few temples! Luang Prabang is a lovely town absolutely packed with tourists like us, all doing the same things... I would return here, but would spend more time exploring other parts of the country next time.Read more

  • Day13

    Pak Beng

    January 26 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We finally arrived at our hotel for the night directly across from the elephant sanctuary in the other side of the river. The other guests were sent to another hotel as part of their reservation. We were placed on this boat because there were not enough guests on the boat we originally booked on.
    The views... priceless! We had supper in the restaurant up the hill, I believe my bottom should be amazing by the time I return home as the amount of stairs and walking has been substantial. Lol. Seriously... bum of steel!🤣😂
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  • Day15

    Wat Xiengthong

    January 28 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Wat Xiengthong is one of the oldest and most beautiful monasteries in Luang Prabang which is praised as the architectural gem for its historical and artistic values. Built by King Say Setthathirath from 1559 to 1560. The glass mosaic decorations, carvings and paintings were just beautiful. The temples just sparkle because of the coloured mirrors used in the depictions on the outside of the two temples. So glad I came this far from the hotel.Read more

  • Day15

    Bamboo bridge to cross Nsm khan river

    January 28 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    I am on the end of the land and of town and I am willing to cross this bamboo bridge, only during the dry season, to the Phonsaath village. There really was not much to see in the village but the bridge, besides being a little rackety was a neat experience and even a little scary. I saw an older lady crying half way as she did not believe she was safe. It cracked and banged as you walked and probably could have gone at any moment but it stayed for my crossing at least. My only thought was, thank god I can swim like a water rat! 🤣

    Now lunch! Starving from all this walking and the heat.
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  • Day10

    Black house

    January 23 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    The interior was filled with oddities and skins of various animals. It did not stop there... various sexual statues, chairs made of water buffalo 🐃 horns and enough conch shells to fill a small ocean. Pretty sure he had a rather large sense of self as he is depicted throughout the complex in paintings, carvings,etc. He is considered one of the mist important painters with international acclaim, with studies over seas and the examples we got the pleasure to view were beautiful.Read more

  • Day10

    Leaving Chiang Mai for Chiang Rai

    January 23 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Picked up by our driver early to depart and Charlie I have learned is quite a chatter box. We stopped on our way up the mountain for a view shot of Chiang Mai and you can seriously see that they are struggling with air pollution. Our first stop is a mountain temple. We stopped at hot springs, yes you heard me right hot springs! Like it is not hot enough, there was also some shopping and mountain coffee ☕️ which was a bit bitter today because the girl mixed the medium and dark blends. Still tasty though.Read more

  • Day14

    Day 2 slow boat to Laos.

    January 27 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We had an early start and on to the boat we went. Rather chilly this morning but a hot beverage made it a bit more tolerable. We visited another village were they showed us that young teak leaves make a red dye for your lips and a rice whiskey 🥃 that has quite a bite ! You might just lose your sight for a couple days and maybe a few memories as well. I have another footprint for caves.
    We are slowly entering the Luang Prabang as the sun is setting. The boats are scattered over the river as we enter and I feel like the female star in the titanic movie 🎥. Then suddenly our captain scares the crap out of me by honking the horn for the other boats to get out of our way. So much for that fantasy. 😂
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  • Day13

    Pak Ou caves

    January 26 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    We almost forgot about the stop at the caves so we were pleasantly surprised but then the realization that there were yet more stairs brought us back down to earth 🌏! Darn stairs! So we opted to go stairs to the top first and work our way back down. So finally at the top and two of the cutest little girls are trying to sell us their two bracelets they have. We were enjoying cold cokes we purchased at the top and the little ones were watching those cokes with much interest. Teresa handed the one girl her remaining drink and the smaller of the two set her eyes on me. Well, it was the best half a coke I have ever had... lol.
    The caves were amazing, with hundreds of Buddha statues in two separate caves in different levels. Many with their heads removed, clearly religious animosity still remains throughout the world. A beautiful site none the less. Back on the boat to head to Luang Prabang !
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  • Day34

    Been there, Don Det

    November 27, 2018 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Uugh!! Wat kan een grensovergang vervelend zijn, prijzig zijn en lang duren. Lang leve de Europese open grenzen!

    Deze ochtend was de bus een uur later dan gezegd. Verder was het eerste deel van de rit naar Stun Treng oké. Overstappen naar een volgende minivan richting de grens met Laos. Hier stopten we net voor de grens. Het was tijd om alles in te vullen van papierwerk en om te betalen. Het was duurder dan verwacht, omdat er verschillende "vergoedingen" bijkwamen, zo ook voor de buschauffeur die de aanvraag voor ons regelde. Enkele dappere personen durfden het aan om het visa aanvraag proces zelfstandig te doen. Wij, bange kippen niet. Uiteindelijk duurde het bij ons langer dan bij deze dappere mensen. Al bij al werd alles voor ons geregeld en kwam het 6 dollar per persoon duurder uit. Langs de Laos kant mochten terug in een minivan, bagage deze keer op het dak. Dan nog overstappen op een ferrybootje. We zijn bijna op onze bestemming Don Det, maar begrijpen nu al dat dit een prachtige en relaxte omgeving is. Geen geasfalteerde wegen, enkel kleine zandweggeltjes. Echt wel relaxed en chill! 😊

    Ingecheckt in het hotel besloten we rond het eiland te wandelen. Eerst geld afhalen, maar wat blijkt... Er zijn geen geldautomaten op dit eilandje. Dus moesten we geld via een geldwisselkantoor ‘afhalen’. Dit heeft ons ook wat gekost. Erna dachten we: “Doeme! We hadden de boot moeten nemen naar het vasteland. Dat was goedkoper.”
    Na de helft van onze wandeling werd het donker en kregen we gezelschap van een jong meisje. Misschien was ze bang in het donker want ze hield Tats hand vast. Morgen trekken we door naar een eiland verder, namelijk naar Don Khon. Dit is een groter eiland en heeft wat meer dingen te doen, zoals een mooie waterval en de kans om dolfijnen te spotten!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Laos, ላኦስ, لاوس, Лаоская Народна-Дэмакратычная Рэспубліка, Народна Демократична Република Лаос, Layosi, লাওস, ལཱ་འོས།, ལ་འོསུ, Laos nutome, Λάος, Laoso, Laose DRV, لائوس, Lawoos, લાઓસ, Lawas, לאוס, लाओस, Laoska Narodna Demokratska Republika, Laosz, Լաոս, ラオス, ლაოსი, Laosi, ឡាវ, ಲಾವೋಸ್, 라오스, Pow Lao, Laotia, Lawosi, ປະເທດລາວ, Laosas, Laosa, Laôs, Лаос, ലാവോസ്, လာအို, Den folkedemokratiske republikken, Laòs, ଲାଓସ୍, República Popular Democrática do Laos, Lùaôsi, ලාඕසය, லாவோஸ், లావోస్, ประเทศลาว, Lau, Лаоська Народно-Демократична Республіка, لاؤس, Lào, Laosän, Orílẹ́ède Laosi, 老挝, i-Laos

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