Category Luang Prabang
The Mekong is the world’s twelfth longest river at around 4,350 km (2,703 miles) in length. It starts its course in the mountains of Tibet and runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before emptying into the South China Sea in southern Vietnam. Unfortunately the fate of the great river is in constant jeopardy […]
Travel is a great defining constant in my life and as I reflect on the last ten years of travels, I am extremely grateful that I am able to indulge in my passion on a regular basis. I have visited 22 new countries in the decade and revisited many more old favourites. I found it […]
9. Riding Unusual Transport You tend to try new modes of transport on your travels, be they animal (elephant in Laos, donkey in Luxor, camel in Wadi Rum), man powered (cyclo in Saigon, rickshaw in Singapore, canoe in Vietnam) or mechanical (street car in Hong Kong, felucca in Aswan, helicopter in Monaco). My favourite mode […]
Today’s photo was taken in Luang Prabang in Laos. This novice monk was strolling in the sunshine contemplating the rest of his day…..
Regular readers of my blog will know that one of my travel highlights was spending two days amongst the elephants at Elephant Village, Laos in 2010. Elephant Village is an eco-centre where all the resident elephants have been rescued from a life of hard work and mistreatment in the logging industry. There they are cared […]
I have to admit to the fact that this is a postcard, but I think it encapsulates perfectly the friendly spirit that I encountered in Laos…… These images are mine however……
So, having just returned from my favourite LP, was it as good as the first time? My first visit was a nine-day sojourn in February 2010. My travel buddy Hamish and I arrived in LP via the overnight train from Bangkok, followed by a ten-hour bus ride from the Laos capital of Vientiane. So struck […]