In 2011 we traveled for ten weeks, from mid January to end March, through Indochina – Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. We kept a travelogue-style blog, Travel in Indochina, which for the time being is hosted elsewhere. The Laos entries can be found under the January and February archive of this blog, and cover Luang Prabang, the Nam Ou River, Phongsaly, Ban Tang, Udomxai, Luang Nam Tha and Muang Sing, as well as Vientiane, Tha Kaek, Champassak, Don Khone and Dong Kralor, at the Cambodian border. Click here to access the Indochina blog.
We briefly returned to Laos, to visit the Plain of Jars, as part of our SE Asia journey in January 2018, when we also traveled to China, Vietnam and Thailand.
I wrote a Dutch-language article for a writer’s competion (Dutch ‘Boekenweek’, 2014) on the Nam Ou, a tributary of the Mekong, which I share here, too – in Dutch, of course…
A reading list on Indochina is included in the blog, but is reproduced here.
Individual location sketches can be accessed below.