Laos

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The Worst Tourist Traps of South East Asia

While I spend most of my time talking about how much I love South East Asia, there are some places that really just aren't that great...

Scooters in Vietnam

Why I love riding scooters in Asia

I have a confession to make. It’s kind of embarrassing really. *deep breath* Ok, here goes I don’t have a...

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Some of the Stupidest Things I’ve Done While Travelling

As you know, I’ve been doing this travelling thing for a while now.  I’d like to think that I’ve got...

Dreaming of South East Asia

It’s a funny thing, you know. Something I’ve realised about myself over the years is that I don’t deal well...

Taking It Slow: Public Transport in South East Asia

I can’t think of anywhere else I’ve been with such diversity of public transport options as South East Asia. If...

25 Tips for Backpacking Around Southeast Asia

25 tips for backpacking around Southeast Asia, from tuk-tuks to temples and everything in between.

Slipping and sliding around the Kwang Si falls

Pick up any guidebook for Luang Prabang in northern Laos and one of the big ticket items listed is sure...

Water and wheels on the Bolaven Plateau

There’s no doubt that for the independent traveller in Laos, any more than two wheels are a waste.  Buses, minivans...