Way back in January, as our time in Laos came to an end, we found ourselves in the beautiful Vientiane for a little over a week as we waited for our visas to be approved to enter Vietnam. It was by no means the worst place to stay: this charming and quiet capital city was – much like the rest of Laos – a perfect place to relax.
We’ve been in the lovely city of Hanoi for about two weeks now, so I thought this might be a nice time to look back over our stay in Luang Prabang. When we arrived in the city we were planning to stay for a week. Following the directions we’d been given to some affordable accommodation we headed for a small alley next to the Nam Khan river.
Five months in Australia flew past. We didn’t see or do everything, but it would take a lifetime to do that! Here, in pictures, are some of the highlights and a bit of a breakdown of the route we took.
Whilst I was working at a strawberry farm in Tasmania, and living at Little Devils Backpackers, we looked out and were sent home on a beautiful Sunday morning. Not wanting to spend the day at the hostel I managed to convince the boys we should make the most of the free ute and head to Bruny Island for the day. It didn’t take much, and soon we were off.
Bruny is a small island off Tasmania, a trip from Kettering port to Roberts Point with take you 15 minutes on the ferry. You’ll need transport to get around here, with a population of only 620 across the island public transport is hard to come by, hitch-hiking might be an option though.