Overnight Sleeper Train from Bangkok to Laos

Getting to Laos by train is quite easy. And now, it’s relatively easier after the construction of the new international rail terminal at Thanaleng in Laos in 2009. Thanaleng train station is located 13 km from central Vientiane (Laos’ capital). You can now take the sleeper train from Bangkok-Nong Khai; then, upon arrival at Nong Khai train station, you will transfer to another train that will bring you to Continue reading

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Vang Vieng, Laos – A Hidden Gem

As you can see from my bucket list, I have always dreamed of visiting Li River in Guilin, China. The beautiful karst hills in China have always fascinated me. But as of the moment, I haven’t had the opportunity to go there yet. That’s why when I found out about the gorgeous karst hills in the town of Vang Vieng, I really made sure to include it in our short 3-day trip to Laos. In fact, it was the first place that we visited in Laos because I just couldn’t wait to see Vang Vieng. Continue reading

Hello Laos!

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“Is there a country named Laos?” I remember my 19-year-old nephew asking his mom before our trip to Laos. biggrin Well, I couldn’t blame him. I myself didn’t know much about Laos before. It’s not until I had a classmate back in college who had her internship in Laos. It was then when I checked the map and searched which part of the world is Laos. I never expected that one day I would find myself walking on the streets of Laos. Continue reading