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Sa Pa and Lao Cai – Aelizebeth (still) in Vietnam

Leaving Dien Bien Phu behind us, the next station on our journey is located 1600m above sea level: the beautiful town of Sa Pa.

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Upstream the Nam Ou and Điện Biên Phủ

The next two days we took a boat trip up north to Muang Khua and crossed the border going to Điện Biên Phủ, Vietnam.

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Back on tour – Nong Khiaw

Today, we left Luang Prabang for another trip, this time to northern Laos and Vietnam. We will visit a lot of towns and villages, do boat tours, ride another night train and end in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital.

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Beerlao bottle crates and their uses – AiL short

Today in AiL short: a blog post about an useful but rather underrated thing – at least when you come from western countries to Laos.

“2016” found on Google Street View from January 2016

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Bangkok – part 2 of our trip

After two nights in Vang Vieng and two more in Vientiane, we continued our trip to the capital of Thailand.

Spend a night on rails

Train passes station of Udon Thani

Train passes station of Udon Thani

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Vang Vieng & Vientiane – part 1 of our trip

The first part of our trip that we told you about included Vang Vieng and Vientiane. Both are quite interesting cities and we want to tell you a bit about our experiences there.

Vang Vieng – a tourist city in amazing landscape

Vang Vieng, a small city, is located in the middle of the northern part of Laos, about half the way from Luang Prabang to Vientiane. This makes it easy to include in our trip and it’s worth it! The city is embedded in a wonderful landcape with unique hills and mountains around it. For us, it felt like it has been cut out of a picture book. We decided to get to see more of the nature around Vang Vieng by cycling west of Nam Song river. The paths are not all street-like, but it’s quite flat and you’ll get rewarded for your effort.

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