Archive for April, 2007

The Gibbon Experience, Bokeo, Laos

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Photo: Hiking out Photo: Zipping through Photo: View from treehouse #3 Photo: Gerald ziplining

The Gibbon Experience is an innovative forest conservation project in northwestern Laos, where visitors spend three days living in treehouses built 40 meters above the ground, reachable only by a network of ziplines and a few short hikes. The lucky ones get to catch glimpses of Black Gibbon apes who live in the forest.


Buses, boats and treks in Northern Laos

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Photo: Trekking trip Photo: Sneaking a peek Photo: Rice field Photo: Boys posing

After Luang Prabang I spent 10 days travelling around Northern Laos by slow boat and bus. I took a scenic boat ride up to Nong Khiaw, another to Muang Ngoi and back, then a series of buses to Huay Xai on the Thai border with a stop in Luang Nam Tha.


Luang Prabang, Laos

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Photo: Luang Prabang Photo: Monks Photo: Luang Prabang Photo: Buddha with rice

I flew from Siem Reap to Vientiane, Laos, and spent just one night there before continuing north to Luang Prabang, one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful and well-preserved cities, a UNESCO world heritage site.