My Travel Guide to Bolaven Plateau, Laos

Last week I extensively reported my six days of motorbiking around the Bolaven Plateau area in the south of Laos. Here is my mini-guide for anyone interested in exploring this off the beaten path area of South-East Asia (I promise, I won’t say off the beaten path anymore in this post).   The Map Our stages… Continua a leggere My Travel Guide to Bolaven Plateau, Laos

Bolaven Plateau loop day 6: From Paksong to Pakse

The last day of our Bolaven Plateau loop was a splurging day: fruity coffee, burn coffee, good coffee and kopi luwak coffee were the highlight of the day, topped by excellent Vietnamese food and a pizza. The 5th and last day of our loop won’t be remembered for the road trip. The last 50km, from… Continua a leggere Bolaven Plateau loop day 6: From Paksong to Pakse

Bolaven Plateau loop day 5: From Attapeu to Paksong

First the smell of the trucks leaving Attapeu, then the smoke from the fires that seem everywhere in this season, and finally the dust of the road under construction while we’re hunting for waterfalls, today has been definitely the dirtier of the Bolaven Plateau loop! In between an Internet fix and another Vietnamese coffee, we… Continua a leggere Bolaven Plateau loop day 5: From Attapeu to Paksong

Bolaven Plateau loop day 4: From Pakse to Attapeu

A powerful coffee, nice roads, our second party LaoLao-style and a swim under a waterfall are the highlights of the fourth day of this Bolaven Plateau exploration.   Chronicle 7:00 – Already awaken, after a nightmare in which I missed two consecutive planes from Milano Train Station (?) to Canada (?). Hints for the shrink:… Continua a leggere Bolaven Plateau loop day 4: From Pakse to Attapeu

Bolaven Plateau by scooter: From Pakse to Champasak

He was awake since 5am, restless and determined to spoil my sleep making noises in the room of the excellent Alisa Guest House in Pakse, south of Laos. He had fallen asleep by 9pm the night before, while I kept staying at the PC till the late hours. Anyhow, by 9am Claudio and me were… Continua a leggere Bolaven Plateau by scooter: From Pakse to Champasak