Laos Adventure Trip
27.05.2012 - 14.06.2012 30 °C
This is my first trip into Laos, but I guess it must be pretty similar to travelling in Vietnam and Cambodia. Actually the only reason I booked it is because I wanted to go away for a few weeks, and there was a special on the flight, so I thought "Why the hell not?" I've since received abundant information and suggestions from friends who have been before, so much so that I almost feel I should extend my trip by another week! I was going to be super organised and plan out the details of the trip beforehand (ie. accomodation, tours, etc), but I found that most guesthouses/hostels don't have websites anyway, so I'm just gonna wing it. I figure: It's rainy season anyway... how crowded can it be?
Figuring that I'll be doing a fair bit of walking, I've packed light, a mere 6.5kg pack, including my standard first aid kit, and my trusty Sony Nex-5. Ill be heading first to the northern province of Bokeo, in Huay Xai. I'm spending my first couple of days at the gibbon experience in the forest, living in the treehouses and swinging on the lines, then catching the slow boat to Luang Prabang via Pak Beng. So far I planned to spend at least 4 days in Luang Prabang, but can always extend or shorten my stay depending on what i find once i get there. After that, local bus to Vientiene via Vang Vieng for a few days for tubing and caving. Well... this is the plan anyway. Who knows what will happen once I get there. All I know is that I have 18 days to get from the north back to the capital to catch my return flight back to Kuala Lumpur. Keep you posted!