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Spraining My Ankle In Sapa

I never said I was graceful. In fact, most people know that I’m quite the opposite. I try, I honestly I do, to not be the accident-prone girl, but you know… life just happens. We’d been trekking for a day and a half (about 22km at this point) through the terraced rice fields and bamboo […]

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Our bike ride to the Blue Lagoon, Vang Vieng

A Little Let Down By Laos

Expectations are a tricky thing. It’s incredibly hard not to have them, yet by not having expectations, you are more often than not left happily surprised. My expectations of Laos resulted in me feeling a little let down by this country that I’d dreamed of for so long. All my research told me that Laos […]

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Making the Most of Vientiane

I’d heard it from so many, but didn’t want to believe it. Vientiane, the capital of Laos, has the reputation of being “missable”. Having seen some stunning photos and reading about the delectable French bakeries, I didn’t want to believe it. In the end, I had to agree with the masses. Vientiane is not a […]

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The "free" bamboo bridge across Nam Xong river

Two Days in the Once Raucous Vang Vieng

As you float down the Nam Xong on a yellow and black inner tube, you can’t help but see the evidence that you missed the hedonistic past life of Vang Vieng. Bars that were once packed with drunk and/or high tourists are now ghost towns, shells of their former selves. We even saw the former […]

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