Climbing

  • Thakek, Laos

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    Having been transported aboard a large cushy bus from the capital in Vientiane with our good friends from New Zealand, we arrived groggy and reflecting upon our food purchases (Simon excited by the idea of several barbecued, seasoned, fully shelled, skewered eggs on a stick) to the dozy town of Thakek; a town to be one of the biggest highlights of this trip, due to it's nearby limestone rock formations and overall laid-back personality.

  • Vang Vieng

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    Historically Vang Vieng has a poor reputation as the type of destination for the young backpackers to get completely wasted while floating down the river from bar to bar in an inner tube. It got so out of hand that more than 27 people died in 2011 from either drowning or diving head first. Since then changes to regulations have managed to change the town somewhat from party town to adventure location - hence our arrival.

  • The Journey to Laos

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    Finally on our way, the boat takes you down the mostly calm Mekong expertly maneuvered through the occasional rapid. As you float along the borderline there was a stark contrast between a well developed Thailand and a mostly rural and empty Laos

  • Tonsai Beach, Thailand

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    We picked Tonsai over the more popular Railay next door as it is less touristy, cheaper, and more exclusive to climbers