The Bolaven plateau

The Bolaven Plateau is a plateau in the south of Laos and easily accessible from Pakse. The area is well known to tourists for coffee growing, indigenous villages and waterfalls, and definitely worth a visit if you’ve made it so deep into southern Laos.

Champasak and Vat Phou

So we made it to southern Laos. Near Pakse, our main target was to visit the Bolaven Plateau. When we arrived in Pakse, however, we read about the Khmer temple Wat Phou, which is located in the not so distant city of Champasak. So we decided to make a day trip there before our big moped tour.

Vientiane – the capital of Laos

An advantage you have as a backpacker: you really do not need a guide. Not only because you can now get all the information on the internet. What I mean is that no matter where you go, you’ll meet travelers who are just coming from the places you’re traveling next.

Climbing paradise Takhek

Green nature, refreshing rivers, dark caves and lots of cool people – all of this we got in Thakhek, more precisely in the Green Climbers home – an oasis for rock climbers.

The land of caves – Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is a paradise for cave explorers, climbers, hikers, dreamers. Vang Vieng used to be a mecca for hippie / party tourists.

„The Yin and Yang“ of Chiang Rai

Our last stop in Thailand was a positive surprise. Our guide said about Chiang Rai that you can skip it. In retrospect, we have to say: no way!