Tag Archives: Laos

My Iconic Travel Moments Part 3 – 2011 to 2019 (#1) – Cambodia

Number 1 – Cambodia with Mrs Wilbur Anybody that has been to South East Asia will instantly remember the first time that they ventured there. It is a region like no other. A culture completely alien to those of us that live in the West. A region that is completely intoxicating and leaves you wanting […]

My Iconic Travel Moments – Part One, Up Until 2010

My number one travel experience is a very personal one, which involves a site that had almost mythical status during my childhood. You see, on June 8th 1957 my parents were married at St George’s Church, Tanglin, Singapore. I was brought up on tales of how they met in the army, got engaged on Christmas […]

The Mekong – Asia’s Great River

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 […]

Long Distance Bus Journeys – A Cautionary Tale

I have had my fair share of bus journeys that were memorable for all the wrong reasons. Disasters include: Blown tyres and wheel changes in Java and Laos Ending up in a ditch in Bali with us teetering over the edge of a sheer drop A complete breakdown and three hour wait for a replacement […]

Friday Photo – Buddhist Monks, Luang Prabang, Laos

LP can be one of the most spiritual places on earth, but is also increasingly on the radar of large touristic groups. I have been twice in 2010 & 2015, with the five year gap making a huge difference in the number of visitors, especially from China. Peace & tranquility is still on offer however […]

Elephant, Elephant Village, Luang Prabang, Laos

My Favourite Travel Photos – 6 to 10

Continuing my favourite travel photos with my second favourite batch of five. The Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos In all my travels I have never seen a sunset as lovely as the one in Luang Prabang. On both my 2010 & 2015 visits I lingered for over and hour at a time to capture the […]

Wordless Wednesday – Vientiane Sunset, Laos

Monday Morning Blues – Buddhist Temple Roof Adornment, Vientiane, Laos

Mekong Sunset, Luang Prabang, Laos

Sunday Sunsets – The Mekong, Luang Prabang, Laos

I have been introduced to the Sunday Sunsets tribe who post a photo featuring a sunset on the first Sunday in the month. My favourite sunsets thus far have been in Luang Prabang. What do you think of my shots?

Labour Day Laos Style

Yesterday was Labour Day or International Workers Day throughout the world, a day to celebrate the lot of workers & to reflect on the fruits that their labours bring, whilst also honouring the rights of workers to divide their working day into three lots of eight hours, one for work, one for recreation and one […]