A hot pot is a meal that includes a boiling pot of soup placed in the middle of your table accompanied by a selection of raw meats and vegetables.
The sandwich in Laos began with tender slices of choice beef marinated in a sweet soy sauce, sesame seeds, and stalks of green onion.
Don Det has become a popular backpacker destination due to its laid back atmosphere.
For the first time, I was experiencing a true sense of independence. (Photo: David Lee)
Tubing in Vang Vieng was the driving force behind my visit to Laos. It turned out to be as good a reason as any, and I was glad to make it to the little backpacker haven for my 32nd birthday as well. I celebrated with rock climbing by day, and Korean BBQ and beers by […]
I stopped in Vientiane for 4 nights of boutique hotel bliss and top notch French food. I found there was actually quite a bit to do in and around the capital city of Laos. Pakse Pitstop A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky – photos from the only boutique hotel of my trip. My 3-Course Lunch […]
Aside from river tubing in Vang Vieng, I didn’t know what Laos would hold for me. Crossing over from Cambodia, I quickly found myself on Don Det, one of the better “developed” islands situated in the midst of the Mekong River in southern Laos. Life was slow, very slow. Sip a beer, talk with other […]
A mountain bike tour in northern Laos, including a boat ride, elephants, and a visit to waterfalls.
In the interest of time and energy, I decided to take the one hour flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai via Lao Airlines. The popular alternative for crossing the western border is to take a slow boat (literally) for two days along the Mekong River. By taking to the air, I was also making […]
Before arriving in Laos, I had mentioned it as part of my itinerary to a fellow traveler. He asked me what was there, and I said I didn’t know, but was about to find out. I traced the Mekong River from 4,000 Islands near the southern border to the mountainous north. Along the way, I […]