I was already in two minds whether to attend the alms ceremony in Luang Prabang. Tak Bat is definitely seen as one of the 'must do' activities whilst you are there. There is no doubt that it is one of the most iconic images of this city. Every morning the monks from the many temples… Continue reading To Alms Or Not To Alms?
The falls are about 45 minutes outside of LP (by tuk-tuk, other modes of transportation are available!) and are definitely worth the trip! We were told to get there early to avoid the crowds, but that didn’t actually happen, despite our best intentions. So, with our plans foiled on that front (see post Delicate Negotiations… Continue reading Cooling Off at Kuang Si Falls, Laos
We had made a list of the things that we definitely wanted to do whilst we were in Luang Prabang. Climbing Mount Phousi to watch the sunset was definitely one of them. Mount Phousi (meaning Sacred Hill) sits in the middle of the peninsula in Luang Prabang, between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. It… Continue reading Conquering Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang
It's World Elephant Day! World Elephant Day was launched on the 12th August 2012 to raise awareness of the plight of elephants across the world. Both African and Asian elephants are facing severe threats ranging from poaching (primarily for the illegal ivory trade), to loss of their natural habitat. Conflict between the animals and their… Continue reading World Elephant Day 2018
We had vowed to rise early and get to the falls as they opened. Everyone we talked to had told us that was the best thing to do to beat the crowds and see the falls in all their glory. That’s no problem we thought, we’ll just get up, have a quick breakfast and grab… Continue reading Delicate Negotiations in Laos!
...A CUPPA! I do love a cup of tea, I have English Breakfast in the morning and then on the weekends, when I can sit back and enjoy a cuppa in the afternoon, my tea of choice is a nice Earl Grey. Could I be more British??!! I was sitting enjoying one of these the… Continue reading Because I Love…
Laos had been on the hit list for quite a while. This time, we thought, this time. We had initially wanted to travel to the south, to see Wat Phou and the 4000 islands. But time was tight and no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t make the itinerary work for us. The… Continue reading To Visit Laos in March? The Burning Question!
I was feeling a little apprehensive about the second part of our trip. We were going to Laos, a country that had been on the wish list for a while. I had done my research, but as always when we go to a new country I felt nervous. I didn’t know what to expect, I… Continue reading Elephant Conservation Centre, Laos
I sat at the end of the wooden pier, perched on the bottom step, looking out at the scene in front of me. The sun was just starting to peek above the hillside, the mist was curling its way across the surface of the lake. There were a few squeals of laughter and soft splashing… Continue reading An Emotional Sunrise in Laos