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Vientiane In One Day

‘Mistaken’ is the word casted upon the less discovered jewel of Mekong named Laos. Traveling solo in this country is extremely doable, even if you’re a girl; in contrary to the life-threatening image painted to me like it was Philippines. Laos might be poor, but it is only as dangerous as your decided activities. As long as you stay at the heart of the city (most of the attractions are […]

To go or not to go, that is the question when it comes to Vientiane’s Xieng Khuan Buddha Park. Mainly because it is slightly far from the city, off the beaten track; if I can put it that way. To get there, I highly recommend booking a taxi. The 25km ride is around 40 minutes, costing 250k kip (RM113). Anyone charging you higher than that, tell him to ‘fly kite’. […]

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Luang Prabang by Foot

To experience Luang Prabang thoroughly, one will need at least two days. While some may argue it’s too little, I find it compact and just right – perfect for a neat getaway. Upon arrival on the first day, I suggest to be gentle with your itinerary and tackle the Top 5 Things To Do In Luang Prabang first. Kuang Si waterfall is the main attraction, so it’s good to tick […]

Unaware of my surroundings 90% of the time, I might come off as ‘arrogant’ more often than not. Truth is, I am living in my own world too much for my own good. It got so alarming to a point where Melody, an ex-colleague of mine, told me that I looked her right in the eyes and just walked away! As a result, she was afraid to say hi; fearing that […]

Food
Laos Food Guide

Lao food turns out to be surprisingly: healthy. Rather than imprinting an unforgettable gastronomic experience (i.e. a tom yum that puts you on fire from A to Z) , this friendly cuisine leaves an impression that lingers in your memory for longer than you’d imagine. Read on to discover the 5 Food Experiences to Try at Laos.   1. Breakfast: Nosh along Mekong river (Luang Prabang) Opposite the sleepy river bank […]

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Tat Bat

Witnesssing Tat Bat, also known as ‘Monk’s Possessions’ is one of the most unforgettable experiences when I was traveling Luang Prabang. There’s something about making a conscious decision to rise before the sun and be part of a holy morning ritual like this that stirs an awakening in one’s self – internally, especially when waiting in the cold. Later I learned from a well-versed taxi driver that every man in Laos will […]

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Travel Luang Prabang

I am here. I am now. I lie my head against the plane’s window pane like it was a darling ol’ friend and beam with contentment. I could be in my car right now stuck in KL traffic or loading a list of emails at work, but I am not. I am here. I am now. And its all that matters. I close my eyes to feel the growing contentment […]