For my little weekend adventure, I go to Miss Noy’s shop and rent a motorbike. Helmet on and off we go. The streets in town are almost empty, it is Sunday morning. I am heading out towards the south. First rains at the end of the dry season have started to convert the rice fieldsContinue reading “Adventure around Champasak – Don Daeng”
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While meandering through the streets of Pakse, Vientiane or other places in Laos, you can discover the historical connection to France. C’etait l’Indochine – Indochina. From the French-style baguette, to street signs, old buildings, bridges and ‘la vache qui rit’ – laughing cow with Lao-style ear rings (BeerLao!) Even in the Lao language you canContinue reading “French connection”
Sabaidee Pi Mai 2558 – Happy New Year 2558!
Back into the future!? Laos and other Buddhist countries in South east Asia have just welcomed the New Year with a three-day-celebration. On the road this meant to get completely wet by flying water bombs, pots of water thrown over or by water sprinkled out of pipes. It also meant days with loud music –Continue reading “Sabaidee Pi Mai 2558 – Happy New Year 2558!”
Southern Laos – 4000 Islands (Si Phan Don)
My first field trip brings me to Si Phan Don (aka 4000 Islands), the southernmost spot of Laos. It is a fascinating area – the name reveals – thousands of islands. Some are inhabited all year round, others only exist in the dry season and disappear in the floods of the rainy season. Quite aContinue reading “Southern Laos – 4000 Islands (Si Phan Don)”