Though I wasn’t crazy for everything about the 4000 Islands of Laos (the crowds of backpackers and the party atmosphere, among other things), the evening sunsets over the peaceful river were spectacular!
After spending a few days at the wonderfully relaxing 4000 Islands area of Laos, I headed a few hours north to the sleepy town of Champasak in order to visit the temple complex of Wat Phou. My favorite thing about the temple was the elaborate detailed reliefs carved deep into the stones of the temple…. [Read More]
Location: Luang Prabang, Laos In Theravada Buddhism, monks collect daily alms of food. In the early morning they set off walking barefoot around town to collect food in their large bowls. People stand by the side of the street and place food in the monk’s bowls as a way to make merit. This photo was… [Read More]
Champasak, Laos is a quaint town, with a few beautiful French colonial buildings and an attitude of relaxation. The town is positioned directly on the banks of the Mekong River and only 10 km from the UNESCO world heritage temples of Wat Phou (also spelled Vat Phu or Wat Phu). I left my Guest House… [Read More]
Champasak, Laos, is the type of place where a tourist can take a vacation from traveling. In contrast to other parts of Laos such as Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, or the 4000 Islands that at times get a bit overrun with gap year backpackers, Champasak is a quiet retreat. Even though there is a constant… [Read More]
This is Part 2 of the Guide to the 4000 Islands of Laos covering Don Det and Don Khon. Check out Part 1 for information on How to Get to the 4000 Islands and Don Khong Island. The 4000 islands are a part of Laos where life seems to go by without even knowing it…. [Read More]
This is Part 1 of the 4000 Islands (Si Phan Don) of Southern Laos covering How to Get to the 4000 Islands and the Island of Don Khong. Check out Part 2 for information on the popular Don Det and Don Khon islands. There seems to be some confusion about traveling to the Southern portion… [Read More]
Savannakhet, Laos, presents a low-key option for getting a Thai visa instead of making a Thai visa run to Vientiane. Savannakhet, Laos is located just across the Mekong River from Mukdahan, Thailand. If you are heading to Savannakhet to make a Thai visa run, it’s best to first find your way to Mukdahan. Buses leave… [Read More]