Some Super Lao Thoughts

by - 3:00 PM

Will I ever stop overthinking? Nah mate, it's what I do best. Even though I took a pretty long vacation this summer, my brain didn't. I guess it actually did the opposite. It was working overtime when I was in Laos, one of the most amazing countries I've ever been to. It's beautiful, it's awesome, it's... it's... God, I'm bad at describing a country properly. I'll just let my Lao thoughts show you how I feel about this place!

So... we're going to stand in one line to get our visa, then wait in another one to pay for it? Where did logic go?

Is it pronounced Laos, Lao or Lay-o? Someone give me some clarity!

Smells like dead fish here.

I like the slow boat. It's pretty, it's relaxed and definitely slow. 

I should totally rewrite Slow Hands to Slow Boats. "Slow boats, will bring us down the Mekong river"...

After the wifi valhalla that is Thailand I didn't dare hope for wifi in Laos, but there is!

Pak Beng. Hehe. Funny name for a town. Pak Beng.

Wait. Did that guy just hit on me? That's both hilarious and adorable.

I've been in Laos for nine hourse now and the first random Lao guy has already asked me to be his girlfriend. Awesome?

This bed is so soft, it's almost orgasmic.

Oh sweet ceiling fan, give me the soft kiss of your breeze.

Let's hope today's boat ride will be less of a booze cruise.

Damn, my Lao guy can make a good chicken sandwich. Too bad I'll never see him again.

Are they serious? Is this the Luang Prabang port? There is nothing here!

I'd kill for a decent shower. If the humidity doesn't kill me first.

I sneezed into a Fanta bottle... I'm so pathetic. No wonder no guy ever likes me. My life is one ugly mess. I just wanna go home now...

The French have arrived. They left their manners at home.

Did... did a pantsless little boy just run straight through the restaurant?

I don't know what that dish was, I didn't even order it, but it was freaking delicious.

Why do Southeast Asian roosters make noise all night?

How can a country be communist when they haggle at the market like this?

Rainy season in Laos? I'm getting burnt to a crisp here!

What a weird statue is that. I can't even see what it's supposed to be. I'll ask dad, maybe he knows... Never mind. It's a penis. That is definitely a huge penis.

I don't trust Southeast Asian dogs anymore after those bastards in Thailand almost attacked me.

Apparently Chinese tourists are as rude on their own continent as they are on mine.

I don't remember what not being thirsty is like. I only know thirst. This would be the perfect opportunity for that Bane speech, if only my brain was hydrated enough to remember the words.

These mountains look like Godzilla's spine. But prettier.

Why does the bus driver play his weird Lao music so loud? I need me some peace and quiet and De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig!

Vientiane is so... nothing. It does have a beautiful victory monument though.

I'm glad I feel sick on the premises of the Ministry of Healthcare. No better place in Vientiane te get sick than here, right?

One short week wasn't enough time for a country like Laos, but soon after I arrived in Vientiane I already had to catch a place to Cambodia. I'll never forget Laos though. It's the least developed country I've ever been to, but that doesn't make it any less amazing. And it's also good to know that if I ever get really desperate for a boyfriend I'll only have to return to Pak Beng on the banks of the Mekong, hahaha.

x Envy

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  1. "Even when I took a vacation, my brain didn't" - this relates to me sooo sooo much haha! I spend way too much time overthinking and it never does me any favours! Your thoughts have made for a fab blog post though, I have always loved how you document your travels in this way! "That is definitely a huge penis" really made me giggle!

    Abbey 💗

    1. Overthinking is the worst, I think we can all agree on that. Luckily my brain decided to overthink funny things along the way when I'm travelling.
      That penis still makes me uncomfortable. I seriously didn't recognize it as one until I was right next to it. So awkward.

  2. I loved this post. It really made me giggle and I find it oddly comforting who has a brain that is running non-stop and produces a few brain-farts along the way as well. Great work!

    1. Thank you! It's so nice to hear you enjoyed my post. My brain is the absolute master of brain farts. At least it makes for a good blog post every now and then.

  3. This is hilarious. Not sure if I fancy the 'smells like fish' part but the photos are beautiful nonetheless x


    1. Hahaha thank you. There was only one place that smelled like fish though. Most of Laos smelled just fine, hahaha.

  4. All these thought that you made actually made my day. So random yet i like it very much. Is that weird??


    1. I have no idea if it's weird, but there's more people out there who say the same thing!

  5. Seriously, I love your travel posts they are always so unique and awkwardly funny but you always know how to describe the country perfectly & you always give me major wanderlust feels!!!

    1. Hahaha just wait until I visit Belgium, it's gonna be the most awkward post ever. I'm glad my posts make your wanderlust worse (does that make me sound like a bad person?)


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