The End

19/08/18 We're home. Yesterday we flew home from Singapore. The journey was actually fairly enjoyable; we flew with Quatar Airways so it was pretty comfortable and the food was good. Throughout this adventure, I've had very mixed feelings about the time at which it will end. Sometimes, particularly at the beginning, I felt sad that… Continue reading The End


17/04/18 I've just woken up in the 12-person Hostel dorm. Apart from no longer being spoilt with our own bathroom, it's surprisingly fine here. The beds are SO spacious and have blackout curtains, so I slept pretty well. We arrived yesterday, into the absolute chaos that is Buddhist New Year. It's traditional for locals to… Continue reading Vientiane

Tranquil Luang Prabang

05/04/18 Luang Prabang; the gloriously tranquil riverside town in the middle of the jungle, with breathtaking views and an extraordinary variety of butterflies! The buildings, bakeries and restaurants actually make it look like it could be a little village in France. It really is beautiful here. Unlike Thailand, Laos hasn't yet been completely obliterated by… Continue reading Tranquil Luang Prabang

The Mekong Slow Boat

We'd heard that the two-day slow boat trip from Huay Xai (Thailand) to Luang Prabang (Laos) was absolutely awful, and so we were prepared for the worst. There were two alternatives; a 12 hour bus, which I didn't fancy, or a 6 hour speed boat, which Lonely Planet had deemed unsafe due to the number… Continue reading The Mekong Slow Boat