December 17th: the Pak Ou Caves, from 5 Days in Laos

December 17th: the Pak Ou Caves, from 5 Days in Laos

(This is an excerpt from my newest book, 5 Days in Laos. More on that in a minute.) Pak Ou caves Unnamed dirt road about 7 kilometers from route 13, northeast of Luang Prabang (GPS: 20.04867,102.21050) Admission: 20,000 kip (add 13,000 kip for the round-trip ferry...
Random pictures and Engrish: the Lao edition

Random pictures and Engrish: the Lao edition

As it usually happens, I take plenty of photos that don’t quite fit in any other post. In this case, I’ve combined some of the funniest Random Pictures and Engrish (Laolish?) taken from around Huay Xai. This one’s for my readers familiar with Korean...
Destination: Luang Prabang, part 2 (Laos)

Destination: Luang Prabang, part 2 (Laos)

This post continues from part 1 of Luang Prabang.  If you thought you were done with the temples, there’s at least one more big one the first part didn’t mention: Wat Xieng Thong (20,000 kip admission, open 6am-6pm). This was the temple where kings were...