The landlocked gem of southeast Asia
Laos was probably the most underrated country that we visited during our travels. A fan favorite among some travelers we met, but still, we did not know what to expect. There were elements of Laos that proved challenging for us - bus & motorbike travel (extremely shitty and expensive compared to Vietnam) and parts that surprised us (falling in love with Vang Vieng).
There may not be any oceans, but boy are there waterfalls, and lots of them, all with clear icy water for you to cool off in. And while Laos may have not been tops on our list in terms of food culture (we really like to eat), they do make some damn good sticky rice and bbq.
It’s a country worth visiting and spending some time exploring, whether that be the hill tribes of the north or motorbiking the various loops around the south there is a lot to see and experience here.
Float 8km into a vast cave of darkness and wonder. A cave with a ceiling so high you'll feel like your looking at the night sky.
A city that lies in a beautiful valley at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. One with street eats and monestary hikes.
Don't come to these islands and expect much to do. Don Det is a place to come and do nothing.
Great hikes, serious views and a green countryside make Vang Vieng so much more then just tubing.
Wind in and out of nature on dirt and sealed roads, meet minorities going about their day's work, have delicious locally sourced coffee and tea and see some epic waterfalls.