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Video: 5 Weeks in Laos – a few seconds at time

So we finally managed to upload our video-mash of our 5 weeks in Laos.  We had a brilliant time in Laos, its a stunningly beautiful country (as the video shows), and although we were there at the hottest time of the year, there was always a river nearby. We travelled the full length of Laos, […]

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Four Thousand Islands and Leaving Laos

After finishing the Thakhek loop, we continued our way north, taking a truly horrible ride on a local bus down to Pakse. The usual story – cancelled buses, overloading, time spent loading a motorbike and goats onto the roof, toilet or foods breaks every 30 minutes, picking people up and dropping others off – anyway, […]

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Welcome to Laos: Taking the slow-boat down the Mekong

In ‘The Art of Travel’, Philosopher and author Alain De Botton talks about the beauty of rail travel, and how it allows people to break away from their normal patterns of thought. “Of all the modes of transport, the train is perhaps the best aid to thought: the views have none of the potential monotony […]

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