A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

A complete guide to Southeast Asia train travel, featuring resources for buying tickets and reviews of rail travel in the region. An introduction to Southeast Asia Railways Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the […]

Where I’m At: July, 2018 – Osaka edition

Greetings from Osaka and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Luang Prabang I ended up spending a week in Luang Prabang, and it turned out to be a productive stay. I was mainly interested in exploring the town, so […]

Where to stay in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is one of the most charming cities in Southeast Asia and a highlight for any visit to Laos. Calling it a city seems a bit of a stretch as it feel more like a big country town. And within the UNESCO World Heritage protected zone, some parts feels like it hasn’t changed for […]

Notes on Luang Prabang: Soups, trains, bad bikes, and sad waterfalls

The last time I visited Luang Prabang I remember leaving sooner than I would have preferred. It might just be the most charming town in Southeast Asia. Since that trip in 2010 I’ve often thought about if it would be a good base to stay for a while. It ticks the boxes of having plenty […]

Laos Railways – Information on every planned railway

Laos currently has no railway services, apart from one station near the border that is served by Thai State Railways. This is set to change once the Boten – Vientiane line opens in 2021. There are also some other lines that have been proposed, which would connect Laos to ports in Vietnam, and maybe even […]

The best cafes in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage city that is filled with cool cafes in beautiful old buildings. It’s an ideal place to stay and work, or recombobulate after roughing it through provincial Laos. I was there for a week so I got to visit most of the cafes. These were the highlights of my […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Luang Prabang to Bangkok

Flight: AirAsia FD 1031 From: Luang Prabang (LPQ) To: Bangkok (DMK) I flew with AirAsia from Luang Prabang to Bangkok. I booked it after comparing flights with Skyscanner. This was the return leg of my Luang Prabang trip, and AirAsia was the cheapest option again. Luang Prabang airport is close to the city centre, and […]

Guesthouse Review: Lakangthong 2 Friendly House, Luang Prabang – Laos

Guesthouse Name: Lakangthong 2 Friendly House Address: Noradeth Road, Ban Thuat Luang, Luang Prabang, Laos. I stayed at Lakangthong 2 Friendly House in Luang Prabang. I booked online for its proximity to the old town, and its price. I checked in and was greeted with a friendly welcome. In the reception there is a common […]

Guesthouse Review: Khonesavanh Guesthouse, Luang Prabang – Laos

Guesthouse Name: Khonesavanh Guesthouse Address: Hoxieng Village, Khem kong, Luang Prabang, Laos. I stayed at Khonesavanh Guesthouse in Luang Prabang. I booked in advance online and picked it for its location and price. I’ve been to Luang Prabang before, and I recalled that I liked the riverside area where the budget guesthouses are clustered. There […]

Where I’m At: June, 2018 – Luang Prabang edition

Greetings from Luang Prabang and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Saigon The month began in home-base Saigon, where I have a solid work-life routine. I have a fair bit of travel coming up over the next few months […]