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What is an Open-Minded Traveler?

If these are the criteria to have an open mind, then I’ve failed more than once. Does this mean I am a bad traveler? I’m not sure. What I know is, that when I went on holidays in the past, I crossed the line and found myself to be more...

Reflections: A moment of complete Bliss in Laos

At some point we just sat in silence, I glanced up to the sky and saw all these beautiful stars shining back at me. Thank you thank you thank you! Thank you universe for being so kind to me. For giving me this opportunity to travel the world. I’ve been...

Laos: First Impressions & Expressions

I fully understand that the tourism in Lao, and Cambodia for instance, are very new – not many speak English – making it very hard to communicate (unless you speak the language). But, I constantly felt like I was a nuisance to them. As if I was not overly welcome...

Serendipity Tess’ Bliss Report – Month 4

Month 4 was a very different Month to all the previous ones. I crammed two new countries in a month, Vietnam and Laos, and experienced two different travel styles: solo and buddy travel.After an initial bumpy start to my solo travels in Vietnam, I started loving it so much that...

Travelling from Vietnam to Laos by Bus

When I researched on the Vietnam – Laos border crossing bus (or vice versa from Vietnam to Laos), all I could find was doom and gloom stories about how dangerous it was, how long it takes, how it should be avoided at all cost. I was advised to splash out...

Recipe: Lao Lap
Recipe: Lao Larb (Spicy Chicken Salad)

Laos was the only country I visited so far in which I struggled to find a variety of recipes. This is because there aren’t too many traditional dishes in Laos. This yummy summer salad is perfect for those really hot days. You can either use minced chicken or beef....