With all the mystery of Stonehenge, South-East Asia’s Plain of Jars has captured the imagination of archaeologists and visitors for decades. Across the Xieng Khouang Plateau in Laos’ highlands is an ancient archaeological mystery that is both fascinating and bizarre – a collection of massive stone artefacts with an unknown purpose. The jars are huge … More The Plain of Jars – The Mysterious Stone Burial Artefacts of Laos
An Irishman named Neil boarded the minibus, already drinking at 9am, with a clinking plastic bag bulging with Chang beer bottles, and a toothy grin on his face.
The slow boat collided softly with the tyres bound to the ferry port at Luang Prabang, and the tourist horde disembarked, stretching and yawning. Caramel waves chased each other down the Mekong like energetic children playing tag. It was nice to have finally arrived.
I once met a German in Thailand, settled into the life of a long term traveller, lingering in his hotel, in no rush to do anything. He declared that his goal for the day was to cut his toenails; he never got around to it. When asked why, he replied “hurry makes worry”.