Tubing in Laos

Enjoyed the world over, tubing is one of the best things you can do on a river. So what exactly is this must do Gap Year experience? What is Tubing? Tubing essential is the ‘art’ of floating down a river on a tube. These might be purpose built tubes in more western countries or the…

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Top backpacking destinations in Laos

With no beaches in sight, landlocked Laos has avoided the large-scale popularity seen in neighbouring Thailand– and is all the more charming for it. Don’t get me wrong – I love Thailand. But if you fancy a break from Full Moon Partying, the wonderful chaos of Bangkok, or the well-trodden jungle treks around Chiang Mai,…

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My Moment of Shame

I’m on the edge. My heart beats harshly against my chest as adrenaline surges through my body. Not even my pride can stop me from admitting that I am petrified. Fear grips me and I am immobilised. Unable to do anything. What the hell am I doing?

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Tubing – Slippery when wet!

Anyone who has gone Tubing in Laos uses the same word – “awesome”. I am currently in Vang Vieng (Laos) nursing several injuries after one hell of a day. Tubing is quite hard to describe. Imagine an 18-30’s holiday TV advertisement and stretch it throughout a day. Throw in a river, tractor inner tubes and…

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The Truth

Lies. You will be told many of them on your travels. You’ll be told that things are closed, that it’s two minutes away, that it’s a special price or that you don’t look fat. Bullshit. You’ll hear it all the time but the biggest one has to be that you shouldn’t do the two day…

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