Tag Archives: Laos

Mother’s Day

It is Mother’s Day in the UK today, so here are some pictures from my travels in honour of mothers everywhere. And not forgetting granny…….

International Ladies Day

Beautiful ladies of Laos at work & play.

Friday Photo 24

Today’s photo was taken in Luang Prabang in Laos. This novice monk was strolling in the sunshine contemplating the rest of his day…..

Bus-ted

I have had my fair share of bus journeys that were memorable for all the wrong reasons – a couple of blow-outs in Java and Laos, ending up in a ditch in Bali, a complete breakdown and three hour wait for a replacement in Vietnam, our bus catching fire and burning out on our way […]

2015 ends, 2016 beckons……

2015 has been a pretty good travel year for me. It started as you would expect in January when I went to Iceland to celebrate my 50th birthday. We did not manage to see the Northern Lights, but had a fabulous time in a Winter Wonderland of waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers, unusual churches and loads […]

I Will Never Forget My Elephant…..

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 […]

Ladies of Laos

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……

Love You, Luang Prabang

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 […]

On Golden Pond?

Not quite, but an almighty able substitute.  The Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos……                  

Present Alms

I will write more about my return to Luang Prabang and the differences that I have found in the six years since my last visit after I return home and contemplate some more. This daybreak I arose early for the daily custom of monks receiving alms from well wishers. We managed to find a place […]