After our three months in Thailand it was time to head across the Mekong into Laos. Altogether we spent about four weeks in the north visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site Luang Prabang, the mysterious Plain of Jars in Phonsavan, tubing in Vang Vieng, cycling around Luang Namtha and learning about the secret war in Laos. We later spent two weeks visiting the south of Laos where we saw the most popular three of the Four Thousand Islands, the unremarkable Pakse and motored around the waterfall-packed freshness of the Bolaven Plateau before returning to Thailand.
Our Laos Video
Although Laos came in as our cheapest country to travel in so far, we both had food-related illnesses and finding meals for a fussy eater was pretty difficult. We also found that there’s a lot to be improved when it comes to Laos’ public transport system; we had some real journeys from hell while travelling there. Neverthless, we couldn’t help loving the laid-back vibe in Laos and had a great time travelling the country. So, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, here’s our six weeks in Laos video: