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 […]

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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

Technology, Lao Style

Week 11 – Old School, New Tech

4th – 10th November 2013 Hitting the Books This week it was a case of getting down to some work – for Prunella the teaching continues at Ock Pop Tok, and, for Graham and the boys, hitting the school books. Learning on the road can be fun.  Prunella is teaching some of her OPT students […]

Week 10 – Share the Wealth

28th October to 3rd November, 2013 Share the Wealth In general despite the advise of many, we do not take the same tuk tuk driver each time we go out – sometimes to our peril. We eat at lots of places all around town and buy from many shops. We generally have a policy of […]

Conversational English in Luang Prabang

Casual Conversational English teaching in Luang Prabang. Conversational Teaching, Donation, Purchase of books, etc. September – November, 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 […]

What's Hot

Week 9 – What’s Hot and What’s Not.

21st – 27th October 2013 Wow.  It’s been five weeks since we landed here in Luang Prabang.  Five weeks in our nice little guesthouse in this pretty town.  Five weeks of buying food in restaurants and bakeries, of walking its streets, of taking in its views, of sampling its weather.  A time in which we’ve […]

Luang Prabang School for the Deaf

School for the Deaf , Luang Prabang. Sisters of Charity of Saint Joan Antida Thouret Schools visits and taking the Sisters out for Lunch. October 26th and November 3rd, 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 […]

100 Waterfalls Trek: Nong Khiaw, Laos

21st of September, 2013 (Spoiler alert: If you are going to go on this trek anytime soon. Please don’t read this post yet. Go first. Every experience is different but we went not knowing much and enjoyed it all the more. Nothing we write can capture a whole experience and this account will be different […]

Ock Pop Tok: Part 1/2

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 […]

Week 8 – Sabretoothed Chickens’ Fireboat

14th October – 20th October 2013 Day 50 started like many. Breakfast at the Bakery Cafe, to have their now beloved home made granola with fruit and yogurt. But little did Graham know that soon one of his small coffee dreams would come true. After the owner delivered Graham his first cup, he approached with […]

Week 4 – The Wild North

16th – 22nd September 2013 Meet the Mighty Mekong Day 22 sees us again catching The Green Bus. This time to Chiang Kong on the Thai/Laos border.  Our guesthouse has a large balcony overlooking the Mighty Mekong.  It is exciting to look over the broad, brown, waters to another country – a brand new adventure. We […]

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