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A few thoughts for new travellers to Laos

These are just a few thoughts based on our month in Laos, it’s not a definitive guide, just a few of the things we learned on our travels, and answers a few of the questions that always seem to be asked in the Forums.  In no particular order :  Laos currency is the “Kip” and it’s a nightmare. 100 Pounds or Euros very roughly equates to 1,000,000 Laos kip. Good luck with all the banknotes! Coins aren’t used. Make sure you check the amount of zeros on your notes when you’re paying […]

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Millionaires on the Mekong

Oh what a fantastic trip we had cruising down the mighty Mekong River in northern Laos. We’ve just spent two days on one of the most enjoyable and remarkable journeys of our lives slowly cruising down 330 km of wild river, through mountains, jungles, forests and farmland, through wide serene stretches of water, through deep gorges where the water ran fast with deep swirling eddies, and through shallow rocky water where the river was littered with giant boulders sent tumbling down the river during times of flood. (Did we mention […]

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