Accommodation

Accommodation

An unusual trip to Boten!

How do you fancy some Belgian chocolate? What about a German beer or some French biscuits? Then Boten on...

Rice paddies at sunset

The iconic rice fields of Asia conjure some of the most beautiful imagery you can hope to experience during...

While in town…

Luang Namtha is a region blessed with fantastic landscape, exuberant untouched nature, as well as an unique richness and...

The Road to Muang Sing

Although I would love to be able to tell you all about what I am sure is the beautifully...

Dokchampa Hotel

  Room rates: 60,000 kip – 160,000 kip Breakfast included: no Free wifi: yes Laundry service: yes How to...

Adounsiri Guesthouse

  Adounsiri is a family run guesthouse in the centre of Luang Namtha. It is located on the street...

Tribute to the Yellow Moth

  Exploration of local biodiversity starts even before you set off to one of the many tours available in...

Nam Tha river and the Nam Ha NPA jungle
How To Get To Luang Namtha?

Naturally beautiful and ethnically diverse Luang Namtha province is situated at the northwest tip of Laos with Luang Namtha...

Luang Namtha rice planting season
Rice Planting Season

May and June represent rice planting season here in Luang Namtha, and also marks the beginning of the most...

Rambo Fusion

I would like to present Rambo Fusion with two awards, for quirkiest name and best BBQ in Luang Namtha....

Mad Dash to Muang Sing

One day off me and Alex decided that between dawn and my 2pm start we could get to Muang...

Luang Namtha Attractions
Dry Season in Luang Namtha

The dry season, usually between November and April, is the busiest time of year in Luang Namtha. People mostly...

Luang Namtha traffic jam
Luang Namtha By Bike

Luang Namtha town is situated in a huge rice and river covered valley; surrounded on all sides by stunning...

Lai's food in Luang Namtha
Lai’s Place

Our friend Lai has a small restaurant in Luang Namtha simply called “Lai’s place”. Close to the main road...

Muang Sing Accommodation, Chantimieng Guesthouse
Chantimieng Guesthouse

Chantimieng Guesthouse is in a fantastic location in Muang Sing, right in the centre of town but also off...

Luang Namtha Night Market
Luang Namtha Night Market

The night market is a seemingly never-ending source of many new foods.  Most of the foods sold there come...

Spiker eating Gecko - Laos is awesome!
Spider eating Gecko

OK, just a really quick post today; just thought this was awesome!  We were eating dinner and saw the...

Nam De Waterfall in Luang Namtha, Northern Laos
Nam De Waterfall

About 5 minutes out of Luang Namtha town is a pretty waterfall named Nam De, meaning Good Water.  It’s...

Dragon Boat Racing on the Nam Tha river, Luang Namtha
Dragon Boat Racing Festival

The tradition of racing Dragon Boats began when the day after the Buddhist Lent ceremony and Loi Krotung ceremony...

Beautiful Hmong Children in Luang Namtha
Hmong tribe

In Laos there are many ‘minority’ tribes – so called because they are not ethnic Lao, however minority tribes...

Luang Namtha fried noodles with tofu
Papaya Restaurant

** Update 2013 – Papaya Restaurant is now closed ** One of our favourite retaurants in Luang Namtha is...

Phagneung Phoukulom Waterfall in Luang Namtha Province
Phagneung Phoukulom Waterfall

About and hour from Luang Namtha by road which winds through the beautiful National Protected Area is Phagneung Phoukulom...

Abundant Life in Luang Namtha

I am constantly amazed by Luang Namtha.  Every direction you look in, life is abundant – spiders, butterflies, dragonflies,...

Vieng Poukha, Luang Namtha Cave
Kao Rao Cave

Kao Rao Cave is about an hour our of Luang Namtha, near a small town called Vieng Poukha.  When...

Beautiful Luang Namtha

We love walking and biking around this area and the temple still never fails to impress us.  We love...

Silk from Silkworms

Thong and Paet took us to visit Paet’s village (she is Black Tai tribe) where they had collected silkworms...

One year in Asia

One year ago today, 10th June 2010, we landed in Bali and began our Asian Adventure. In the past...

Ben and Lauren visit us

Our good friends Ben and Lauren from Sydney were our first official visitors to see us in Luang Namtha....

A Lao funeral

We were really sad when Thong phoned us only a few days after we arrived to inform us his...

In love with Luang Namtha

Within moments of arriving back in Laos we were reminded of our love for this country. We had been...

Our blessing ceremony

The past week we’ve had dinners with friends and celebrations pretty much every day. Firstly Shahu, our favourite Indian...

Awesome Laos

Our welcome back into Laos was awesome. Kids standing on the side of the road waving at us with...

Totally addicted to Laos

It would seem that we can’t stay away from Laos for too long. We have spent the past month...

Market Madness

After a recent skype conversation with some good friends Nick and Amber, we promised Nick we would do a...

Muang Sing take #2

We decided to see Muang Sing the right way this time, and hired a motorbike for a few days...

Coming “home”

When we arrived back in Luang Namtha we instantly knew that it was the right decision to be here. ...

Back to Laos we go….

Our plans for the following couple of weeks have taken a slightly unexpected turn (again!) as we have to...

Vientiane

We arrived in Vientiane a day or two before our Lao visa’s ran out, so our first task was...

Vang Vieng

Our one or two planned nights in Vang Vieng turned into six nights when Karen got too sick to...

Kuang Si Waterfall

On our last day in Luang Prabang we quickly realised we had saved the best for last. We got...

Many monks and temples

We have been really lucky to see the monks collecting their alms a few times. We are staying within...

Fer

We spend so much time eating Fer and Khao Soy in Laos that we thought it was worth a...

Luang Prabang

When we arrived at our beautiful guesthouse just outside of Luang Prabang we were so pleased that we had...

Nong Kiau

The night before we left Luang Namtha we mentally prepared ourselves for what we had been told was one...

Back in Luang Namtha

We’ve had a really fun few days back in Luang Namtha. Our first day back we were the only...

Muang Sing

Next time you go to Asia, we really recommend you visit Muang Sing. No maybes. Just go. On Friday...

Luang Namtha

We started our first full day in Laos with a run up to the temple (Wat) we found the...