From Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

A few days in Luang Prabang before I took a minibus down to Vang Vieng. 60 years Lao People's Revolutionary Party! After that looong day on the boat I was happy to arrive in Luang Prabang. Took me about 30 minutes to find a room. The guy wanted 50.000 kip but when I turned away he went down to 40.000. That is about 4,50 € and it was a super room with fan, bathroom and shower. Wanted to have food at the place where…

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With AYA Service from Pai to Luang Prabang on the Slow Boat
Sunrise at the Mekong

With AYA Service from Pai to Luang Prabang on the Slow Boat

Last time I went to Laos I organized everything myself and did only one day on the slow boat. Than I took a bus up North. This time I did want to spend as much time as possible in Pai. So I booked a ticket with AYA Service from Pai to Luang Prabang. The mini bus at 18:30 to Chiang Khong for one night. Breakfast the next morning. Than transportation to the border and to the boat. Two days of boating down to Luang…

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Today a coffee in Luang Prabang – tomorrow Vang Vieng

This is the plan - depends if i get a seat in the bus. This town is like Pai - only it is made for French tourists. All the nice original little pop & mom places are gone. They build and build and build - and everything looks the same. It does not look to bad but very very artificial. And you should see what the night market looks like. Beer Lao t-shirts and other tourist crap. Well well there goes another destination... At…

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