Spotting Irrawaddy dolphins

Spotting Irrawaddy dolphins

Racing on a dusty road from Banlung to Stung Treng Primarily a travel day today; we leave from Banlung to Stung Treng and tomorrow we sail from there to Kratie where we want to spot the Irrawaddy dolphins. Mister Leng has arranged a car (taxi) for us, 15. We leave around 8.45 am. Our driver […]

An improvised visit to Silk Island

An improvised visit to Silk Island

Drivers waiting for new clients to arrive When checking out, we meet our drivers from yesterday again at the counter. Today they have no work. This afternoon a fresh load of tourists arrives in Battambang, hopefully, that provides them some job the next day. We drive to the next hotel where a crowd of about […]

Miniature Buddhas in the Pak Ou caves

Miniature Buddhas in the Pak Ou caves

Early pickup to visit the Pak Ou caves The agreement was that I would be picked up at 8 am to go to the Pak Ou caves by boat. Already at twenty before eight somebody knocks on my door. Of course, I am not ready yet, but I say I will be in five minutes. At […]

Beauty of imperfection in Vientiane

Beauty of imperfection in Vientiane

Charming imperfection One of the many charms of South East Asia is its beauty of imperfection. For example, you enter a bar, or at least a place resembling that. At first sight, everything seems fine, until you look more into detail. As it turns out nothing is what it seems. To give an impression of […]

Mekong river chill-out in Luang Prabang

Mekong river chill-out in Luang Prabang

Favorite chill-out spot in Laos Of all the places that I have visited in Laos, it is definitely Luang Prabang, flanked by the Mekong river, which is my favorite. The city itself has been classified as a World Heritage site because of its ancient temples. But the best thing to do around here is to chill-out. All you […]