This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Magic Travel Blog Trip Updates 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
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
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Stray Travel - Long Thaang Pass 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
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Stray Travel - Long Thaang Pass 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
This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Stray Travel - Long Thaang Pass 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
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
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Stray Travel - Long Thaang Pass 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
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.
We stayed at Villa Suan Maak in Luang Prabang, Laos for just over a week. The hotel was not the most fantastic hotel we have stayed in, but it did tick all of our boxes. For example, the breakfast was ok, the wifi was ok, the air conditioning was ok, the bed was ok.
Buying a Unitel Sim Card in Luang Prabang is easy peasy. Pretty much every shop in town stocks them. The Unitel 3G Cell Carrier is the biggest provider in Laos, so look for the sign that says “Unitel” ask for a sim card and away you go. However, not all shops will be able
Kuang Si Waterfall is a beautiful series of dozens of connect pools, many of which you can swim in. It’s about 30 minutes drive outside of Luang Prabang. Beautiful blue water, Laotian countryside, surprise sun bears. What more could you want? Getting transport out to the waterfalls is no problem. Walking around central Luang
If you have a few hours to spare in Luang Prabang, we really recommend you check out the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Museum on Kitsalat Road behind Dara Market on Phou Si Hill. It is a wonderful place to spend a few hours learning about Lao Heritage, Dating, Wedding and Marriage Traditions. The Traditional
Luang Prabang in Laos is a gorgeous city. There is a lot to see in such a small space. We have created a mini walking tour of Luang Prabang so you can see exactly what we saw on our walk through Luang Prabang. If you haven’t been yet, hopefully this will send you on
Hello French influenced Luang Prabang, Laos! How we love you already. Our love for this city took a whole of five minutes of walking down the street from the slow boat pier where we saw signs for sandwiches, baguettes and fruit shakes… Bread! Oh my, was that a sign saying Cheese too? Heaven!
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Nagi of Mekong Slowboat CruiseCruising part of the Mekong River proved to be a great idea. Especially since we chose the Nagi of Mekong to take us slowly from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang in Laos. When we started researching getting from northern Thailand
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Nagi of Mekong Slowboat Cruise Yesterday we travelled 150 kilometers on Nagi of Mekong’s slow boat. It was an enjoyable experience even though we spent a good six and a half hours on a boat. With nowhere to go except to visit the Captain’s
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Nagi of Mekong Slowboat Cruise Finally, we were leaving Thailand and heading into Laos. A whole new country to explore. We were both very excited! At 7:50am a very comfy minivan with cool Thai music blaring through the speakers picked us up. Just like
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Nagi of Mekong Slowboat CruiseThe two day Nagi of Mekong Slow Boat Cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang in Laos lasted about 2 and a half weeks! It all started when we were researching options for getting from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Heading to Luang Prabang, Laos from Chiang Mai or Chiang Khong, Thailand is fairly typical for most travellers these days. Why go to one country when you can visit two on your holidays! There are many ways to reach Luang Prabang in Laos from Chiang Khong or Chiang Mai in Thailand. Some are easy,