Laos – Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi Neua, Luang Prabang province

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Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi Neua are great places to break journey’s between Luang Prabang and the north-east of Laos.  The area is very scenic, relaxing and is geared up to international tourists, catering for all standards.  I arrived at Nong Khiaw after dark, and extremely weary following  the long bus ride from Xam Nua. In the faint moonlight, I could see the silhouette of the mountains sweeping down to the River Ou.   Continue reading

Feast of a view for lunch – snapshot travel moment

This is Muang Ngoi Nua in Luang Prabang province, Laos. I had lunch at the Rainbow Restaurant and was lucky to see the local boat racing. This only happens annually at the Laos Songkran – the festival to mark the start of the wet season.

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Muang Ngoi Neua is only accessible by boat and only last year the village was connected with main electricity. It is a truly stunning and peaceful place and is popular with backpackers. More about my travels in Laos in future blog posts.>