Oliver is…

He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man

…done with Luang Prabang

Unlike most people I’d met in Thailand, I’d stuck solely to that country while others had stretched out and visited other parts of SE Asia, even if it was for less than an hour*, so I felt like it was time to set that straight.


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…done with Kuang Si Falls

When you go to a new place there’s one piece of advice that normally holds true: don’t go where the tuk-tuk drivers insist on taking you.


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…done with the Mekong

You’ll remember the Mekong River from my days at the Golden Triangle and after another few days at Chiang Khong, a small town on the Thai side of the border, I made my way into Laos to experience more of the flat, brown flow of water.


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