Meandering down the Mekong

After hearing stories about how uncomfortable the two day slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang was, we started having reservations about the tickets we had purchased. So it was a pleasant surprise when we jumped aboard to find that we had old minivan seats instead of the wooden bench that we had been…

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah

Every so often you have an experience that you are certain will remain fresh in your mind for years to come. For us, The Gibbon Experience in northern Laos is most definitely one of them. For three days we lived in treehouses in the middle of the Bokeo Nature Reserve. Each morning, we were woken…

Chiang Rai to Huay Xai

After three weeks in Sri Lanka, Thailand (and its refined tourism) was a welcome change. For a couple of days anyway. As this was our fifth visit to Thailand, we decided to fly straight into Chiang Rai for a quick stopover before crossing the border into Laos. With a mental list of our favourite Thai…