Best and worst of Intrepid Travel Thailand & Laos Adventure

Those who followed this blog over the past couple weeks will know that my recent trip through northern Thailand and Laos was with a small group tour via Intrepid Travel, specifically the 13 day Thailand and Laos Adventure. Now that I’m settled back at home, I’ll leave you with a review of my experience on…

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A scorching goodbye to Laos in Vientiane

Today’s forecast: 38ยฐC, sunny ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ”ฅ Mosquito bite tally: 14 Temples, water fights, and monuments Today was our last full day in Laos. We left Vang Vieng early in the morning for a 3 hour drive to the Laos capital, Vientiane. Skies are blue here but it is hot, hot, hot! Our guides were keen to…

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Sizzling in Vang Vieng

Today’s forecast: 38ยฐC, sunny ๐Ÿฅต Mosquito bite tally: 11 Sweating on the bumpy road to Vang Vieng I am composing this blog entry while hiding out in our hotel room to seek some reprieve from the extreme heat we’ve been experiencing over the past couple days. We arrived in Vang Vieng yesterday evening after a…

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A couple days in lovely Luang Prabang

Today’s forecast: 40ยฐC, hazy and humid โ›…๏ธ Mosquito bite tally: 7 We have had a great stay in Luang Prabang for the last couple days, one of which was my birthday. Celebrating a birthday on vacation – can’t complain about that! As I mentioned in my previous entry, Luang Prabang is a small city in…

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Along the Mekong to Luang Prabang

Today’s forecast: 37ยฐC, very smoky ๐Ÿ”ฅ Mosquito bite tally: 7 Saying goodbye to Pakbeng We woke up early this morning after an interesting evening, to continue onward with our slow boat cruise down the Mekong. We had breakfast at a bakery down near the docks, overlooking the river. We had been told that the elephant…

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Rolling on the Mekong River

Today’s forecast: 36ยฐC, smoky ๐Ÿ”ฅ Mosquito bite tally: Still 5! Waking up to a smoky sunrise We stayed the night in the border town of Chiang Khong as we approached our entry into Laos. A quiet afternoon and evening was spent preparing for our upcoming trip on the Mekong River slow boat, enjoying a final…

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Preparing for Thailand & Laos

In April, I’ll be going on my first trip to Southeast Asia, specifically Thailand and Laos. I decided to join a small group tour with Intrepid Travel, having heard some good things about them. It’s also my first time heading out in this direction, so I thought I’d pay the premium for an organized tour…

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