After our three months in Thailand it was time to get back into travelling mode, so we hopped over the border to spend one month in laid-back Laos. We crossed the Mekong into Huay Xai, then journeyed east to Luang Namtha and on to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Luang Prabang. Next we visited the capital Vientiane, followed by what used to be the crazy backpacker town of Vang Vieng and the mysterious Plain of Jars in Phonsavanh. To end that trip, we visited Sam Neua, where we saw the Vieng Xai caves of the Pathet Laos. Once we’d travelled through Vietnam and Cambodia, we returned to Laos to explore the south, including the beautiful Four Thousand Islands, Pakse and Savannakhet before heading back into Thailand.