Vientiane was my final stop in Laos. There was only one thing I wanted to do here. Visit the thoroughly depressing, but eye-opening COPE Visitor Centre.
Barrel of a gun: One of my scariest travel experiences
I had a bad feeling about entering the forest. I wish I'd trusted that instinct. What followed was one of my scariest travel experiences.
Vang Vieng: Caves, monks and landmines
After exploring Vang Vieng's peaks, it was time to check out what was on the ground.
Getting high in Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng was once South East Asia's most infamous party town. It's easy to still get high there, but not how you might expect.
Crossing the Mekong: Luang Prabang’s surrounding villages
After spending too much time drinking beer, I decided I should actually do something in Luang Prabang. So I took a ferry across the Mekong River to explore a more traditional way of life.
Luang Prabang: The best sunset I’ve ever seen
Driven to drink by boredom and depression, disappointing Luang Prabang had a big surprise in store.
Tak bat in Luang Prabang: Ruined by tourism
Tak bat in Luang Prabang is supposed to be a sacred ceremony. But from what I saw, tourism has almost ruined this ancient practice.
The slow boat to Luang Prabang: Part Two
Natural drama replaced human drama on the second day of my trip down the Mekong. I came to appreciate how beautiful life on this river is.
Slow boat down the Mekong: Huay Xai to Pakbeng
Opium, a conman and the Mekong river. It was all a part of my journey on the slow boat in Laos.