Photo of the Week: Boys on the Mekong

The Mekong River is a source of life for everyone that lives within its reach. On Si Phan Don, the Four Thousand Islands in the very south of Laos, the locals would join the tourists on the river. Unlike the tourists, the locals were there to fish, and everyone, even the children would do their part.

Boys on boat on Mekong at sunset, Don Det, Laos
Everyone comes out to help at sunset.

I’m in love with this photo – new desktop wallpaper!

The World Cup and the Festival of Futbol

With the FIFA World Cup taking over televisions everywhere, I can’t help but remember my own partaking in a similar festival two years ago, when the EuroCup was being held in Poland and Ukraine, and I was living in Gdansk, one of the host cities.

It was phenomenal being part of something as multi-cultural as the EuroCup, but more importantly, it was also an opportunity for the country to learn, improve, evolve, and do some serious armchair travel. Continue reading The World Cup and the Festival of Futbol

Photo of the Week: Mekong Tubing at Sunset

River tubing is a favourite backpacker pastime in southeast Asia, and most travellers will do so at least once on a visit to the area.

I opted out at the more notorious Vang Vieng, but celebrated my one year travel anniversary by taking in the sunset on the Mekong on Don Det, one of the Four Thousand Islands in Laos.

Backpackers sunset tubing on the Mekong, Dont Det, Laos
Mekong tubing – a quintessential backpacker activity.

Most of the island joined me.

Photo of the Week: Just Another Waterfall in Laos

Just a sweltering 45 minute bike ride away from the guest houses in the Si Phan Don islands in Laos, is southeast Asia’s largest waterfall by volume. Millions of liters of water per second are said to cascade down the Khon Phapheng Waterfalls, with the highest flow recorded being 49,000,000 litres. 

Si Phan Don Waterfalls, Don Det, Laos
This is what millions of litres of water per second looks like.

Aren’t the colours surreal? No editing on this one!