Travel Budget for Laos

Show Me The Money: Travel Budget for Laos

Laos Money

So far, most of my budget breakdown posts have been written while on the road. Writing this one after being at home for a few weeks is a very different experience. On the road, we got into a rhythm with our daily allotment of funds. That was great, and it kept us on track… but it also distorted the value of things. Looking back, I remember being satisfied with how…

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Should You Travel to Laos During the Wet Season?

The Best Time to Visit Laos: Should You Go During the Wet Season?

Laos

When planning a trip to southeast Asia, one of the first things you will notice people talking about is the weather: there is a “dry season” (also the high season), and a “wet season”, when the monsoon rains come. Sometimes you’ll also see note of…

Vientiane in One Day

Vientiane in One Day

Laos

Laos’ sleepy capital of Vientiane doesn’t have the greatest reputation among tourists: browse online forums and you’ll find descriptions like “dusty”, “boring” and “not worth seeing”. Jeremy and I had a different take–while we would never want to dedicate a huge amount of time to…

The Ups & Downs of Luang Prabang

The Ups & Downs of Luang Prabang

Laos

I expected to adore Luang Prabang. That didn’t quite happen. It’s not that we didn’t enjoy the city–it’s easy to see why it’s loved. We simply never jived with it. Luang Prabang was our first stop in Laos, and we arrived right after finishing a…