A lot of the buzz on Vientiane is that it's a sleepy backwater town that hardly seems like it should be the capital city of a country in one of the world's most dynamic and frenzied corners of the globe. With neighbors like Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, and even Phnom Penh, I'll admit that Vientiane is definitely a change of pace .... but things are changing! The Laotian capital is now experiencing a period of fast paced growth and development, but it admittedly still lags beh
Bangkok Airways (PG) Flight 941 - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Luang Prabang (LPQ)
ATR 72, Economy Class, Seat 10D After a few short days spent exploring Vientiane, the sleepy capital city of Laos, I really was left thirsty for a bit more time in the laid back southeast Asian nation. Lo and behold - opportunity knocks! I found myself with a cheap ticket to Bangkok and a strong desire to spend that time anywhere but there. Don't get me wrong - Bangkok has its charms. It
I've been missing Asia quite a bit lately. Other than a trip to the Republic of Georgia in 2016 (which is arguably not really Asia even though it's geographically there), I haven't been to one of my favorite corners of the globe since September 2015. And sadly, at this time, there's nothing on the books in the future that would take me back either. It's the eternal struggle of a dedicated traveler - do you branch out and see new things, or return to your old favorites? I'
For a capital city, Vientiane is an awfully small and sleepy location. Hugging the banks of the Mekong River along the border with Thailand, the city isn't as sexy or well known on the tourist circuit as its neighor to the north - Luang Prabang. But let me assure you, it has charm nonetheless. Vientiane was the second stop on our three city tour of Southeast Asia after spending several days further south in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to tour the crumbling ruins of Angkor Wat. If
AirAsia (D7) Flight 552 & 378 - Vientiane (VTE) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Denpasar, Bali (DPS)
Airbus A320 , Economy Class, Seat 14E AirAsia (AK) is one of those airlines that a lot of people have heard about but not as many have actually experienced unless you live in or frequently travel to Southeast Asia. Often described as the Southwest Airlines of Asia, it is the largest low cost carrier (LCC) in Asia and the fourth largest in the world. While AirAsia's route network f
"They don't bite if you keep moving around!' The helpful advice floated into my ears as I stood on the edge of one of the many murky lagoons that dot the path along the Kuang Si waterfalls. Calmly cutting a path through the jungle just an hour's drive outside of Luang Prabang in the sleepy southeast Asian nation of Laos, the waterfalls are a popular destination for tourists looking to escape the oppressive heat. The falls cascade down a series of ledges, water collecting in
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Hello! I'm David - world traveler, food aficionado, gay dude, and storyteller. This is where I share amazing sights, delicious dishes, LGBT travel advice, & my favorite stories!