Time for Magic Travel Blog’s Trip Update 2! It has been about six weeks since we last did an update. Our first update was from Kuala Lumpur all the way through Malaysia, into Thailand, up to Chiang Mai where we went to the dentist a lot. We ended our trip update just before we
There is one thing you must remember about transportation in Laos. Everywhere is a long way from where you are now. Sure, in distance, Vang Vieng is only 218 kms away. Well that is what google maps tells us anyhow. In reality, that small distance is on very skinny, windy, hilly, and pot holey
Stray Travel’s Long Thaang Pass Bus Tour – It is a tour, but it is not a tour but it is a tour… Ok, it is an alternative mode of transport with tour guides that can take you into the most remote parts of Laos. Stray Travel is actually a hop-on hop-off adventure network
Stray Travel’s Bus Tour – Long Thaang Pass – Day 5: Phonsavan to Luang Prabang Depart: 12:00pm – Phonsavan – Arrive: 06:30pm – Luang Prabang Visit a couple of the Plain of Jars sites, head to a “Spoon Man” who melts down old bombs and makes spoons and jewellery out of it, then back
Stray Travel’s Bus Tour – Long Thaang Pass – Day 1: Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw Depart: 8:30am – Luang Prabang – Joma Cafe – Arrive: 11:40am – Nong Khiaw Arrive early in Nong Khiaw to explore northern Luang Prabang Province Today was the day. Day one of a day five day hop-on hop-off
So, you have been to the night market of Luang Prabang and bought oodles of totally awesome stuff and now you need to send stuff home to yourself because your backpack is too heavy. Well, this is how much it will cost you… A lot. Sending mail from Luang Prabang in Laos costs a
We first heard about Stray Travel’s unique Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour through Thailand and Laos while we were based in Chiang Mai. We had been researching all our options on how to get from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang and picked up a Stray Travel – Laos and Thailand “Further Off The Beaten Track”
The early morning alms giving ceremony is a Luang Prabang tradition. Each day a procession of dozens of saffron robed monks snake through the center of town collecting donations of food for them to eat later in the day. In other parts, monks go out in groups of one to three to collect alms.