Category Laos

Week 16 – Languishing in Vientiane

9th of December – 15th of December To be fair to the small city of Vientiane, We probably didn’t give her a fair go. This was a week plagued by sickness, consolidation, completing end of year school work and making plans for India. Our heads were turning towards India and our hearts were still with […]

Far Horizons

Week 15 – It’s a New Year and We’re On the Road Again

2nd – 8th December 2013 Happy New Year After over two months it’s time to farewell Luang Prabang.  But first up is the Hmong New Year celebrations, for which we delayed our departure. The Hmong are one of the larger minorities in Laos, a country which is a multi-ethnic society, representing approximately 8% of the […]

Top 10 things to do with kids in Luang Prabang, Laos

Welcome fellow travelling parents and kids! So we spent two months living in wonderful Luang Prabang with three small children whilst on our budget family gap year. If you want the details you can read all about it in our weekly travel blog (weeks 5 to 14). So to help you, we thought we would […]

Week 14 – All dressed up, with a place to go!

25th November – 1st December 2013 This week begins on our 92nd day on the road! Thats three months  – hard to believe. It also marks our last week volunteering with OPT (in our posts OPT part 1 and part 2) and in Luang Prabang, Laos, (Weeks 5 -14) which has been our little home […]


Week 13 – Weaving in Two Birthdays

18th – 24th November 2013 Mixing it with the locals – Birthday and Baki This week we’ve spent time deepening our friendship with some of the locals we’ve met long the way. On Monday, we took up an invitation to a local children’s birthday party.  One of the tour guides who routinely visits OPT on […]

Ock Pop Tok: Part 2/2

Ock Pop Tok – Volunteer English Teacher/Trainer/Marketing/Public Relations October 2nd to December 1st, 2013 (Note: If you are considering any volunteer work overseas please stay safe, read our blog disclaimer and consider your personal decisions carefully. Also consider that volunteering with a family in tow, involves far more considerations, compromises and sacrifices, than that of a solo traveller). […]

Week 12 – LP through the Looking Glass

11th – 17th November 2013 A visual journal of this week in Luang Prabang


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