The landlocked country between Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China has been my favorite country so far. It is accessible by plane, train, boat and bus travel crossing different borders from different countries except Myanmar.
Taking the 20 hour sleeper’s bus from Hanoi I started my journey in Vientiane, the capital city of Laos. There’s not much things to do here but this is my favorite capital city because it is clean, no scattered trash along the streets and highways and doesn’t have traffic even during the rush hour. People are disciplined to follow the traffic rules, motorists give priority to people crossing the road with a smile and most especially they serve the tastiest beer (beerlao gold) and pancakes.
WAT SI SAKET
LAO NATIONAL MUSEUM
Next stop, 3 hours away from Vientiane by bus or van is Vang Vieng Province. I can compare this place to Boracay, Philippines because it caters to different kind of activities and parties hosted by different bars and hostels. A week stay in this place is worth it but be prepared to shell out extra cash. Note that Laos is not as cheap as Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam when it comes to cost of living since most of their products are imported from other countries.
VANG VIENG PROVINCE
VANG VIENG MAIN ROAD
HIKING, KAYAKING AND TUBING IN NAM SONG RIVER AND DIPPING IN BLUE LAGOON
NIGHT LIFE AT SAKURA BAR
Last stop, 5 hours away from Vang Vieng via bus or van is Luang Prabang , the former capital of Laos. Finally, the moment of truth the place I’ve been waiting and dying for to go and the real reason I came to Laos is to see the Kuang Si waterfalls in Luang Prabang. The tall series of light blue water falling to each limestone serving as a catch basin is just magical that I can stare at it the whole day and can’t help to take a dip in it.
KUANG SI WATERFALLS
WAT XIENG THONG
CHASING THE SUNSET AT MT. POUSI