A Travellerspoint blog

Laos Bus Ride

Landslides and sharp curves..

View NUS Exchange on Cassi's travel map.


Although I have very few pictures to accompany this post, I want to describe the bus ride I had from Luang Prabang to my next stop, Vang Vieng. Laos as you may know is a very poor country, with not-so-well maintained roads. There is one main road that goes through the mountains, on the smallest road I have ever seen, along sharp curves overlooking cliffs. There were times the bus was straddling a drop-off as it inched around a corner (I knew my dad would have died if he was on this bus). And at one point we even got stopped because there was a landslide that took out part of the road! We had to wait for it to be cleared, and then inch by in the open area.

Warning to those taking a bus in Laos.. be ready for an adventure!

Posted by Cassi 02:29 Archived in Laos

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents