One of our very favourite spots in Vietnam, the picturesque town of Sapa lies amongst the high ranges of the ‘Tonkinese Alps’ in the far more..
A selection of Wi’s photos from her recent Golden Triangle tour – the first part of our Northern Laos overland trip from Chiang Mai to more..
The term Tai describes the large ethnic group which includes the Thai/Siamese, Lao, Shan, Northern Thai, Thai Lu, Red Tai, White Tai etc who occupy more..
With its enticing and plentiful riverside cafes and excellent (and cheap) beer UNESCO World Heritage Luang Prabang has to be one of the prime non-beach more..
When we first turned up in the small town of Vang Vieng, (must have been 92 or 93?), it was as close to paradise as more..
The Nam Ou (Ou River) flows south from Phongsali Province in the far north of Laos, to join the Mekong at Pak Ou, (famous for more..
As we see it a tour of Laos or Vietnam, should include a tour of Lao and Vietnamese food so here’s a brief run down more..
The Black Hmong sub group of Northern Vietnam are particularly well known due to Sapa’splace on the well-trodden tourist trail. Although the town itself is more..
A Flower Hmong girl taken at Bac Ha’s Sunday Market. Don’t intend to be patronising – these guys have as much right to a cellphone more..
Chiang Mai’s ‘Walking Street’, Sunday Market stretches from Tha Pae Gate almost to Wat Pra Sing, taking in many of the side streets along the more..
Liked this pic from Wi, of early morning mist over the Nam Ou at Nong Khiaw, so one last post on the Lao village!
Our Northern Lao tour continues today with a scenic ride across the mountains to the picturesque town of Nong Khiaw situated on the Ou River. more..
After Jason’s warts and all article on Vang Vieng, we’d like to show a Lao river scene without any stoned backpackers in it!
This shot was taken by Wi on her recent Northern Laos and the Golden Triangle tour. Fishermen at the confluence of the Ou and Mekong more..
The very elaborate, rather kitsch, rather OTT but well worth a look, Ron Khun Temple in Mae Suai district of Thailand’s Chiang Rai Province.
After a drive along the much improved road from Laos’s Muang Khua to the Vietnamese border, Wi’s gallant group have now arrived in the remote more..
Black Hmong and Red Dzao people in the busy market at Sapa, Northern Vietnam. Taken on our ‘Unexplored – the far North‘ tour – see more..
Well apologies to Wi who is actually leading a Northern Laos and Vietnam tour – ‘Unexplored – the Far North‘ rather than the North Thai, more..
One of our most popular pix from our All Points East Flickr page, this is the picturesque Black, (or Da), River valley just north of more..
A ‘truly spectacular combination of rocks and water’, the awesome Halong Bay is one of S. E. Asia’s most dramatic and iconic landscapes. An inlet of the South more..