Tag Archives: Northern Laos

Homestay in the Houy Bo Village (03.-07.08.16)

You want to see the “real Laos”? Then a Homestay is probably the best way to expirence the traditional way of Laos life!

I spent 4 days with the rice farmer Mr. Kee and his family in the small Huay Bo Village and could lend a hand in building a hut, help cooking, planting rice and try many new things. Even I was invited to an engagement and so the days were an amazing time.

4 days, I ate 7 different animals, 12 times Sticky Rice and made countless new experiences! Now I certainly can say that I neither enjoy bat nor the taste of a squirrel, but monkey is quite good.

If you are also taken with the images, then think about having a look at Konsavan Guest House & Restaurant in Houy Bo Village near Muang Ngoi. Either walk there in around 1,5 hours through rice fields – good directions can be found here, but you can also use the navigation of MAPS.ME from Muang Ngoi to Houy Bo Village and you’ll be led directly over the rice fields – or give Mr. Kee an (+856 30 92 35 830) call and he’ll be happy to pick you up. If you want to know more about Muang Ngoi take a look here.

PS: If you can’t see blood then I warn you before, as I also have “slaughtered” a chicken the first time and there are some pictures of this as well – real farm life!

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Muang Ngoi (01.-03.08.16 + 07.-08.08.16)

Situated between picturesque mountains on the Nam Ou River, this city is a popular tourist destination in the north of Laos. The only reasons you’ll go away from Muang Ngoi again are future plans or the lack of money, as there are no ATMs in Muang Ngoi. Whether exploring the surrounding nature, to relax in a hammock overlooking the river or to experience village life in one of the nearby villages. Everybody will find something in Muang Ngoi he’s looking for!

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Nong Khaio (31.07.-01.08.16)

As first stop on the way to the north of Laos, Nong Khaio lies pictorial in a loop of the Nam Ou River. Perfect to admire the sunset over Nong Khaio from the viewpoint (approximately 1-1,5h uphill) – well even without a spectacular sunset it’s a great experience!

The last point before leaving to Muang Ngoi to withdraw some cash and the landing of the boat to Muang Ngoi is located in the village (1h, 2 times daily when enough of people are there, 11 am and 14.30 pm). Here are some pictures from my stay:

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