vickygoestravelling

my journey to health and well being via exotic destinations


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Flash-packing in Laos: 1 Vientiane to Nong Khiaw

Laos1-13We arrive in Vientiane after a disaster of a start to the holiday: first Ross can’t find our tickets online so he rebooks them, and then he gets shortchanged on arrival at the airport. But bad humour is soon dispelled by cousins Christine and Diego, who are waiting at the hotel, and the arrival of G&Ts and beers. Continue reading


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Of headhunters, bat caves and apes in deepest Borneo

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Kuching at sunset

Nicholas meets us at the airport. He is our Iban guide, descended from the legendary headhunters and heavily tattooed in traditional fashion.  He will be looking after us for our few days in Mulu, in the heart of Borneo, bordering Brunei. Continue reading