Laos is becoming more and more interesting for travelers. No wonder, because the landscape and sights are unique. From rice fields to turquoise, natural pools and waterfalls, Buddhist temples and the Mekong river. Why Laos should be on your bucket list Laos is still not as popular as Cambodia, Thailand or Malaysia, which is actually … Read more
2 Days on the Mekong – a Boat Trip Laos is still one of those underrated countries in Southeast Asia. Still it’s a country worth considering to visit. Especially a boat trip along the Mekong river is a great place to start seeing this beautiful country. When I was traveling around Laos, I started the … Read more
Vientiane, the capital of Laos offers lots of culture and architecture. After a long day of visiting the main attractions listed below I can recommend having a drink at one of the many cafés or bars along the Mekong watching the spectacular sunset. 1. Pha That Luang – the symbol and sanctuary of Laos was built … Read more
Laos – a country of rich culture, stunning nature and Mr. Monkey and Mrs. Bird, who I met at a view point while travelling across the country. How cute! A monkey! All of us ran out of the bus taking pictures. He was so nice sitting on a branch looking at me with his huge … Read more
The Morning Market In Pakbeng/Laos The best way to explore exotic food and products is by going to local markets. The colors, products and odors can be overwhelming in good and bad ways but you should not miss it. The best time is early in the morning to get a real feeling about life in … Read more
Spending a day at the Khouang Waterfalls and with the Moon Bears
Only 29 km away from Luang Prabangand a little hike through a forest you will see an amazing wonder of nature.
The Khouang Waterfalls in Khouangsi
Turquoise waterpools and cascades were formed long ago. A place to stay forever….
Swimming in the natural pools or watching the big waterfall from a bench makes you wanting to stay. Stay. Stay.
Children are swinging on a rope and jump into the warm turquoise water, families and hikers are having picknicks and enjoy the view in the shade of the many trees.
Lazy, shy bears
Walking back I stopped at the 2003 founded Asiatic Bear Rescue Center. Asiatic Bears, the Moon Bears, were rescued or confiscated from poachers and spend their time now in the Rescue Center.
The bears – when living in the wilderness – are found in China and Asia in mountain forests up to 4000 m.
The Free the Bears Fund cares about the bears. To me the bears seemed shy. (I would be the same if hundreds of people would try to see me through a fence every day). I saw only one bear which was lying lazy in a swing.
If you are in Luang Prabang, Laos it is only a short trip to the Khouang Waterfalls and the Asiatic Black Bear Rescue Center and definitely worth a trip seeing the turquoise beauty and the lazy bears.
My How-To-Guide (if you want to you can take it serious, but you don´t have to 😀 ) 1. Feed the Monks Luang Prabang 5:30 in the Morning Following Buddha and his Monks means getting up really early. While my body is still in sleeping mode my brain wants to indulge into new experiences and … Read more