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Birthday chill out in Nong Khiaw, Laos

Even in the guide you will find that the main attraction of this town is a walk through the bridge and admiring the wooden houses along the river. We went there with an intention of resting (not that we were very tired after Muang Ngoi), working on the blog and getting some cash, as in the previous village there was ...

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A trip back in time: Muang Ngoi, Laos

A village with practically one road, although it’s hard to call it a road. It more of a wide path, not paved, not even with some gravel. But they don’t need a road, as the village is not connected with any other city. You can get here only by boat. It’s a peace oasis, a place that hasn’t changed much ...

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Boat trip from Muang Khua to Muang Ngoi, Laos

It was early in the morning when we got to the pier to buy the tickets to go to Muang Ngoy. We’ve heard that the price was different depending on the number of passengers that were going to travel. And so it was. We were only 5 people starting the trip and we paid 150 000 KIP per person. Ahead ...

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Muang Khua: First stop in Laos

When we looked at the map, still in Sa Pa in Vietname, we knew that if we would go straight to Luang Prabang we would miss a big part of northeastern Laos. We didn’t want that to happen. That is why we decided to spend our first night in Laos in Muang Khua, a small village in the Pongsali province. ...

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Border crossing Sa Pa (Vietnam) to Muang Khua (Laos)

If you are in Sa Pa in Vietnam and want to go to Laos by land, most likely you will have to cross the border near Điện Biên Phủ. We decided to spend our first night in Laos in Muang Khua, as that was where we wanted to start our Laos trip. The bus you get in Sapa to Laos ...

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Three faces of Sa Pa, Vietnam

Sa Pa has three different faces to me. Three images, that mixed together made Sa Pa my favorite place in Vietnam and maybe even in the whole south-east Asia. The first one is not very positive. It’s a town that is under construction, not pretty and not uniform. A town that got an unexpected influx of money, but doesn’t know ...

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Lively Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is a vibrant city full of energy. There’s a constant bustle and thousands of motorbikes everywhere. They run against the traffic with no problem at all and always without helmets. The streets are full with stores of all kind. Stores selling coffee, travel agencies, cheap clothes stores, restaurants, bars and so on. Street food sellers occupy the sidewalks that ...

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Two day cruise in Halong Bay, Vietnam

No visit to Hanoi would be completed without a small tour through the thousands of limestone islands in Halong Bay. Especially since this was our first time in the Vietnamese capital. After struggling again whether  to buy an organized tour or not, we ended up giving up. It didn’t look that bad. Two days trip with all the meals included ...

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Short visit in Hue, Vietnam

After six days spent in the wonderful Hoi An, probably every city would disappoint us. Or maybe I was expecting too much. Going there I was imagining all this places I read about: the old capital, the emperor citadel, forbidden city, perfume river. All this names seemed mysterious, mythic and exciting. I thought I will see magnificent palaces, huge colorful ...

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