The WORST journey I have ever done

I booked a ticket via my hostel – Rock Backpacker Hostel in Vang Vieng to the Four Thousand Islands. Having willingly just booked a 20+ hour sleeper bus, I already knew that I was getting myself into a long, uncomfortable journey. I decided I just wanted to get straight there as my plans for Plain […]

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Vang Vieng – Laos

I will get straight to the point here, I was not a big fan of Vang Vieng. Not so long ago Vang Vieng was infamous for it’s tubing parties that resulted in such a high number of deaths that it was all shut down. The tubing is starting to make a resurgence though not on […]

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Vegetarian Street food buffets in Luang Prabang

Ok, so it’s no secret that I LOVE food. Having said that, being a vegetarian in Asia can be challenging at times to say the least. Well,  factor in a backpackers budget to boot and sometimes problems arise and I end up eating fried rice and egg for days on end until I am sick […]

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Monks collecting alms – Luang Prabang

If you are an early bird or are willing to sacrifice an hour or so in bed for a cultural experience, then you can watch the monks collecting their alms at first light in the old town of Luang Prabang. At about 6am monks walk single file and barefoot through the streets to collect offerings […]

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How to treat your eczema or psoriasis with your diet

Just to clarify from the beginning guys – I am NOT a nutrionist or dietician. However, I have suffered from eczema in the past, my ex-boyfriend had bad psoriasis which we treated with our diet and these tips have helped some of my friends and family as well. From what I understand, you want to […]

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Movie night at L’Etranger – Luang Prabang

L’Etranger is a teashop/cafe, bookstore and art gallery all rolled into one. They also host movie nights for free but politely request that you purchase at least one drink per person. It had been a while since I had watched a movie, it’s easy to fall out of touch with these things when you are […]

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Mount (It’s pronounced “PUUS-SY”) Phousi – Luang Prabang

Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang is a hill situated opposite the bamboo bridge in the old town. It’s panoramic view straddles the two rivers that flow through the area – The Mekong and the Nam Khan river. I had spent a long time referring to it as “Mount Foosi” thinking that the guys I was […]

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Kuang Si Waterfalls – Luang Prabang

A spot that had been on my bucket list radar fo a while now was Kuang Si waterfalls in the surrounding area of Luang Prabang in Laos. I had seen some magical photos of the famous tiered waterfalls and it pools of beautiful blue water akin to that of the blue lagoon in Iceland. I […]

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Guest post – How to stay fit on the road

It can be a challenge staying fit on the road. Good nutrition paired with activity keeps us feeling our best so we can explore the rest… 1. Skip the junk food on the road: I look for protein bars that have less than 30 g carbs, at least 8 g protein (equivalent to a cup […]

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Garden of Eden & The Bamboo Bridge – Luang Prabang.

Perched over the Mekong river in Luang Prabang is a bamboo bridge, leading from one side of town to an island. During the rainy season the bridge does not exist, it is rebuilt when the rains stop. I sat on the bank for a while and watched novice monks walk single file across the bamboo […]

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