• Lots of currencies!

    MONEY ABROAD: HOW TO DEAL WITH EXCHANGES AND WITHDRAWALS

    Our tips on how to deal with money exchange, withdrawals, ATMs, foreign currencies, etc., when travelling abroad. HOW TO DEAL WITH MONEY ABROAD Before travelling abroad, one important matter you will have to take into consideration is how to deal with money in every single country you are going to visit. The more countries you are going to touch, the more currencies you will see and handle, and your mind will be getting closer to blow after all the rate exchange conversions! First of all, don’t forget to inform your bank you are going to use your card in determinate countries, in order to avoid to get it blocked; second…

  • Mekong

    FROM LUANG PRABANG TO HUAY XAI AND CHIANG RAI ON MEKONG RIVER

    As we are heading westwards to Thailand, we chose to cruise river Mekong by boat, the most in a straight-line and fast way, whereas the road twists around the nearby mountains (and we had enough of bus trips!). LUANG PRABANG Yesterday we went by bike to the new pier, moved recently 8 km north of Luang Prabang (it used to be on the Mekong banks in town), to make sure how far it is (we don’t want to be ripped off by the tuk-tuk driver the next morning) and above all to check schedule and prices: there is no option to buy a direct ticket to Huay Xai, on the border…

  • Kuang Si waterfall

    LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

    After a 10-hour sleeper bus ride from SaPa we get to Dien Ben Phu, last Vietnamese town before the border, but not satisfied we decide to go on to Luang Prabang for other 14 hours on a minivan! If you need info about crossing the border between Vietnam and Laos, check our dedicated post How to go from SaPa to Luang Prabang. We leave Dien Bien Phu at 7.30 am and cross the border after a couple of hours, saying goodbye to the country which has been our home for unforgettable months. After 26 endless hours of travelling we get to Luang Prabang, exhausted. LUANG PRABANG The minivan drops us…