Contiki Asian Adventure 3-6

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Today we crossed the border of Thailand and into Laos. I didnt really know anything about Laos before I went but soon fell in love with the place. With a population of just 7 million, you could just see how untouched and peaceful the place is. We were going to be spending the next two days sailing down the Mekong River. This was one of the best experiences on the trip. Never did I imagine that I'd be sailing down the Mighty Mekong listening to old school hip hop drinking Beer Lao.

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Contiki Asian Adventure laos
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Contiki Asian Adventure laos
Contiki Asian Adventure laos
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Contiki Asian Adventure laos
Contiki Asian Adventure laos

We entertained ourself playing Uno and a very competitive game of Snap. Some of the guys really got on the Beer Laos and eventually drank the small boat out of beer. As you can see from these snaps it's just so beautiful. So green. It's absolutely so hard to capture just how lovely it is on camera!

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Contiki Asian Adventure laos
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Contiki Asian Adventure laos
Contiki Asian Adventure laos
Contiki Asian Adventure laos
Contiki Asian Adventure laos
Contiki Asian Adventure laos

We stayed in a guest house in a river side village called Pakbeng. It was completely off the beaten track and we really got to experience Laos life after the craziness of Thailand. The guesthouse we stayed in was simple but fine. Considering they'd only got electricity 6 years previously it even had semi decent wifi. It constantly surprises me how such rural areas can get the Internet!

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The second day we set sail again but I was crazy ill this day. I had terrible night terrors and a hangover to boot. I just felt rotten. Really rotten. We stopped off at Pak Ou caves. Our Guide told us all about the Tam Ting Cave which is one of the most scared spots. The caves were carved into a cliff and we had to climb up approximately 20000 steps to get to the top. Once I got to the top and coughed up my lungs it was worth the hike. The cave was packed full of over 4000 images of Buddha and was a real sight to see! It also had some of the best views of the whole trip.

Contiki Asian Adventure laos
Contiki Asian Adventure laos

Arriving in Luang Praband we went for some local style street food which was less than £1 for a plate of food. It wasnt that great but it was super cheap. We then wandered around the beautiful markets, the ones in Luang Prabang were probably my favourite from the whole trip. It wasnt full of touristy crap but a mix of lovely handmade crafts and trinkets. To finish the night we headed to a local backpacker style bar called Utopia. It was amazing, such fun and we met so many great people. One of the girls on our trip bumped into someone she went to uni with! Such a small world!

42 comments

  1. This place is just so gorgeous. It's been on my to-visit list for ages!

    Joana x

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  2. Your pictures are gorgeous!

    x Karen
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  3. So pretty :)

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  4. Great photos. It looks like you had an amazing trip.
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  5. Hope you had a great time (bet you did). Lovely pictures :) xx

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  6. Really incredible, thanks for share these shots with us! lb-lc Fashion blog

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  7. It seems like you had such an amazing time! Will definitely be looking into this x
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  8. The food looks so good! These pictures are so breathtaking, I cannot wait to visit this place, I actually can't believe how they've only had electricity for 6 years! That's insane! Seems like such a beautiful place, glad that you're enjoying the trip! :)

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  9. Looks amazing! You're so lucky to be there. :) Wonderful views.

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  10. Great photo's! I totally would love to go there as well, it is nice to read you had so much fun!

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  11. Beautiful pictures as always! Seems like you had an amazing time xx

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  12. I have the top your wearing in the first pic aha! Lovely photos, all of the food looks so yummy!

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  13. I wish I could go to Asia, it looks adorable!! I hope you had an amazing time lovely!!
    I love you and your blog so much, you are my insporation♥
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    Sophia
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  14. I love the photos x

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  15. Looks amazing! :) x

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  16. So jel Lily it sounds like you had the most incredible trip, and looks so beautiful too x

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  17. Laos looks like such a beautiful place!

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  18. Laos looks amazing! I love how honest you are in these posts - food was a but shite, but for a quid you can't go wrong - proper British!

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  19. Your travel pictures really make me want to go travelling and exploring new places! :) xx

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  20. I can't get over how beautiful it is there! I really want to go!

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  21. Looks amazing!

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  22. Your trip looks amazing so far! Can't wait to read more.

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  23. I love reading your travel diaries! What a scenic boat ride! Thanks for sharing:)

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  24. This looks like the most incredible trip. I've wanted to do a Contiki tour for a couple of years now, and although I shouldn't wish my life away, my 18th couldn't come sooner!

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  25. It looks so amazing! x

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  26. It looks like you had such an amazing time.
    I loved seeing some of your pictures on Instagram, and am totally jealous.

    You may have convinced me to try something like this when I finish uni, as a treat to myself...

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  27. Looks like you had an amazing time! I would love to go back to Asia to do some more sight seeing.

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  28. Looks amazing!


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  29. Looks super cool Lily!!

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  30. Looks amazing, looking into doing this next summer!

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  31. The photos are amazing! The trip looks like so much fun x

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  32. It looks so lush and green! I never imagined Laos to be like that, gorgeous though x
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  33. I truly am so jealous of your experiences here! The colours, the beauty and I am equally amazed that such a rural area has the internet!

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  34. These have been my favourite posts! I want to go travelling so bad! I would definitely consider doing this type of thing if I end up going solo!

    DarlingSophie

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  35. This looks so fun, id love to have the guts to go to one of these holidays!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. The food looks so good! These pictures are so breathtaking,how to take care of your skin I cannot wait to visit this place, I actually can't believe how they've only had electricity for 6 years! That's insane! Seems like such a beautiful place, glad that you're enjoying the trip

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  37. Wow Laos looks amazing, such a natural wonder even after all the effects of the Vietnam War
    Lauren x
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