Laos Travel Guides for Backpackers

A Guide to Art and Culture in Battambang

The beautiful and historic country that is Cambodia undoubtedly has a LOT to offer to travellers. History buffs and adventure seekers alike could be entertained for weeks roaming around this stimulating country. From the bright lights and nightlife of Phnom Penh to the devastating site of the killing fields, from […]
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Reasons you should go on a trip to Myanmar

When I first thought about my trip to Southeast Asia, countries like Thailand and Indonesia were the ones that came to my mind. They are totally worth the visit, don’t get me wrong, but for being very touristic already, we need to agree they won’t change much in the next […]
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Tranquil Nature Escape in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is a modest, ancient town located in the hillsides of Northen Laos. It has a strong cultural heritage and preservation for traditional textile arts which is reflected in products found in local shops and the Luang Prabang Night Markets. The Laotian people are extremely respectful, fair and family-friendly […]
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The local Chiang Rai experience

After a long bus trip, we arrived in Chiang Rai! We booked a hostel that 2 German guys told us about, they said that the hostel got an amazing rooftop bar where you can hang out and meet some new people! So when we arrived at the bus station in […]
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Ohrid: A Cultural Getaway By The Lake

Whether you enjoy relaxing walks, adrenaline filled adventures or anything in between, Ohrid is a must place to visit this summer. Nested in the mountainous region of Macedonia, it is considered as one of the many hidden gems in the Balkans. It’s assumed that the city was named Ohrid because […]
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Laos: Top 5 Places To Visit

When I first decided to embark on a solo travel trip to South East Asia last year, choosing Laos as the place to go and explore was a very spontaneous decision, one that left a positive impact on me. Being one of the oldest countries in South East Asia, Laos […]
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Pai: A Hidden Paradise in Northern Thailand

From beaches to mountains, Thailand has it all Thailand was always a country I wanted to visit not only for its well-known beaches and its almost perfect climate but also for their culture and specially their people, Thai people are known as warm and friendly hosts and after my trip […]
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Patras: a 1-day city tour

The hidden treasure of western Greece Patras is Greece’s third largest city and is located in the northern Peloponnese. It’s just 10 kilometers on the west from the famous Rio-Antirrio bridge (officially named “Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge”), one of the worlds’ longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges. Close to Rio-Antirrio bridge is Patras […]
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The Vang Vieng Free Whisky Trail

The Trail When you think about Laos all these beautiful turquoise waterfalls pop into mind, as do green valleys of rice fields and emerald lakes. However, after spending 14 days in this breathtaking country these sceneries come attached to a taste, a smell, a hangover… On this post, I will […]
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What to see and do in Mainland China

According to the World Atlas, China is the fourth largest country in the world and the second largest in Asia. It’s approximately 9.6 million square kilometers big! That’s huge compared to my home country, the Philippines. Despite how massive this country is, people tend to conclude that the whole of […]
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A Foreigner's Guide to Surviving in China

What are the first words that come to mind when someone says China? The mystic land of the East. The land of the clones. The place where Facebook and the likes are blocked and social media are doomed. China is the place with an open door policy expectation and yet, […]
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Off the Beaten Track in Thailand: Phu Kradeung National Park

Isaan, the North-East region of Thailand, is worlds apart from the lush green rice paddies of the North, or the dense jungle and limestone karsts of the South. Most travellers skip Isaan altogether because it lacks the Instagram likes of the islands, but Isaan is beautiful and well worth a […]
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How and Why You Should Move to China

Most of us daydream of it, you know getting up from our desk and quitting our day jobs, hopping on a flight and going somewhere different? And then there are the small group of people that actually do it! We have all seen the pictures on Instagram, heard the stories […]
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Laos: the Bolaven Plateau

Anyone who has been to Laos can attest to its beauty and scenic wildlife. Its cities are minimalistic compared to some of the country's neighbors like Siem Reapp and Ho Chi Minh. While this provides a nice change of pace from the rest of South East Asia, it also provides […]
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Five things you should not miss in Luang Prabang

Laos, situated in South East Asia, is a unique country, not only for its cascading mountains, glorious waterfalls or the genuine locals, but rather the influence from Western countries has been minimal, compared to Thailand or Cambodia. This means that you will not find any fast food restaurants, no convenience stores […]
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Living with Elephants: The Sayaboury Jungle, Laos

Getting there… I know it's not going to be an easy venture getting to Laos' one and only elephant conservation centre, which is nestled deep within the Sayaboury jungle, but I have a sneaky feeling its all going to be worth it… The bus journey from Luang Prabang should take around eleven hours, but […]
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PAKSE: First and Lasting Impressions

Rare Opportunity Studying about Asian countries in grade school, I never thought that I would ever get to visit Laos.  The country never triggered any interest in me.  I even confused it with Burma and Cambodia.  Yeah, I guess I was that ignorant back then.   Years later, the opportunity to […]
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Crete : Top 5 things to do near Heraklion

            I always had this thing for islands. It’s something about their spirit of independence, their uniqueness. And I can already tell you that on that points, Crete won’t disappoint you. Crete – Practical notebook  An island of Greece: The size and the unique culture of Crete will almost make you […]
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How to plan your trip to Thailand

How to plan your trip to Thailand Can you put it on a map? – A Geography lesson A place of wonder, Thailand has become the sweetheart of backpackers all around the world. Temples, elephants, long neck woman, insects on a stick, waterfalls, jungle, monks, tuk tuks, massages, national parks, mountains […]
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Myanmar; The Unknown Entity

Although Myanmar has had open boarders for foreign tourists for a number of years, there is little on the internet that is clear an d complete to help you plan your trip around one of the least well trodden South East Asian countries. After the comfort of 4 months on the […]
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LAOS: Christmas in the treetops

For most people Christmas has some sort of tradition attached to it. I am exactly like most, I have strong traditions in my family and each year Christmas tends to be much the same. But this one year I had decided to spend Christmas away from my family, across the […]
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The Complete Thai Visa Run Guide: Bangkok to Vientiane

Over the years western backpackers in Southeast Asia have tripped from border to border like beer fueled homing missiles drenched in axe body spray, highlights, and spray tans. On arrival western passports meant you’d get 30 days to find enlightenment at a dozen temples or slipping in tourist vomit on […]
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The Maldives on a Budget

Would you like to go to the Maldives but you’re not a millionaire? That’s not a problem! Let me show you how to travel the Maldives on a budget. The Maldives on a Budget When you think about the Maldives you probably picture an overwater bungalow, white-sand beaches with palm trees and […]
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Myanmar: a hidden gem in South East Asia

Yangon Where you meet one tourist every hour Upon arriving in Myanmar it was clear that this wasn't a country like any other  in South East Asia. Where as in Thailand it's sometimes impossible to find an authentic Thai restaurant, in Myanmar it will seem impossible to even find a […]
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The hauntingly beautiful crater lake of ‘Kawah Putih’

The hauntingly beautiful crater lake of  'Kawah Putih' Flying in the colors of the beautiful 'Kawah Putih' Kawah Putih (meaning ‘white crater’) is a stunningly beautiful and atmospheric crater lake, lying in one of two craters belonging to a dormant andesitic stratovolcano called Mount Patuha. The […]
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The Capital of Minas Gerais

The city Belo Horizonte is the city I grew up in and one of the best cities to visit in Brazil in my opinion. Ok, I know what you're thinking: She's just saying that because that's where she's from. Well, that’s partially true but I'm going to show you what […]
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