My Journey in Laos
LAOS, THE LAND OF A MILLION ELEPHANTS
Time Spent: 21 days.
Highlights: Stunning sceneries throughout, a feeling of untamed and wild nature, authentic people
Favourite Spots: Luang Namtha jungle, Muang Ngoi village and surroundings, Thakek loop.
Pictures Taken: 1168
Transports: Scooter, local buses and boats.
Accomodation: Mostly guest houses, at locals’ places and hostels.
Reading Material: WikiTravel, Wikipedia, Lonely Planet
I arrived in Laos through the Lao – Thai Friendship Bridge. There was almost no-one there but a couple of tourists that I’ve met again in Luang Namtha, my first destination. I had decided to go jungle trekking in this area, when I met a really cool French guy, Norbert.
He and I decided to travel together for a little bit, from the Luang Namtha jungle, to the 4000 islands, via Luang Prabang and its fantastic multi-stage Kuang Si waterfall, and the 2 famous scooter ride loops: the Thakek loop and the Bolaven Plateau. A lot of tourists and a lot of fun on those loops, with some crazy Lao drivers (especially by night).
One of the most typical and remote places we’ve been was a small riverside village called Muang Ngoi Neua, where we went even further by cycling and hiking to a small place where we fished and hunted with some local villager. One of my best memories so far!
Thanks Norbert, my friend for this great time!
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