Monk hunting and waterfall jumping... April 25th 2009 We were all quite surprised by Luang Prabang when we pulled up to the centre in our tuk tuk from the bus station. Perhaps naively we had all expected the second largest city in Laos to be a little more built up than it was. Not that this came as a disappointment as it was lovely not to see a highrise in sight and it was literally all made up of small rows of colonial houses scattered with ornate ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Luang Prabang Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more
Back in 2008 we took 21 months off work, rented out the house, found a foster home for Stuart (cat!) and ventured out to the big wide world. We saw as many places as we could fit in in the time we were on the road and returned home in February 2010 after a truly life changing and eye opening journey.
Our adventure lasted... 615 days!
After our return we fell into the routine of life back in the UK but have always planned to get back out there as soon as we could. It took a bit longer than we'd hoped but we did squeeze in getting married and a few holidays ... full info