Latest Posts
Home » Her Take Laos

Category Archives: Her Take Laos

Her Take: Laos Wrap-up and Final Impressions

Her Take: Laos Wrap-up and Final Impressions

Average spent per day: $33.61 Total days in Laos: 17 Our Route The People As much as we tried, we never did warm up to the people in Laos. Our first impression was not good, considering we felt slightly scammed being forced to take tuk-tuks after being dropped off in the middle of nowhere from the longboat, even though our ... Read More »

Her Take: The Long and Winding Road to the 4000 Islands

Her Take: The Long and Winding Road to the 4000 Islands

The Journey to the 4000 Islands The 4000 Islands in Laos was on the top of our list for places to see. Lonely Planet described this destination as the spot where “your pulse¬†palpably drops,” and claimed the island of Don Det to be “the Khao San Road of Laos” (two seemingly contradictory claims). Out of the two statements they had ... Read More »

Her Take: Exploring the Depths of Kong Lor Cave

Her Take: Exploring the Depths of Kong Lor Cave

Kyle and I had seen more than our fill of caves by the time we reached Laos. I partly blame this on our underground experiences in China, where every cave we toured through involved detailed descriptions from our guides on how much a particular rock formation resembled an elephant, or a horse, depending on which way you looked at it. ... Read More »

Her Take: A Rant on Scamming in Laos

Her Take: A Rant on Scamming in Laos

As previously mentioned in a few of my earlier posts, we were fully expecting to be ripped off at some point in Vietnam, but the thought of scamming in Laos was not at the forefront of our concerns. For the most part we hadn’t heard any horror stories about the country, other than the infrastructure being quite poor. Many people ... Read More »

Her Take: Tubing and Friends in Vang Vieng

Her Take: Tubing and Friends in Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng’s claim to fame was offering tourists tubes to float down the nearby river, which was lined with so many bars it’s a wonder anyone got out alive. In fact, the threat of death eventually became a pressing issue for Australian authorities, who eventually put pressure on the Laos government to shut most of the bars along the river ... Read More »

Scroll To Top