As very travel I strived
to tuck in my backpack only the essential, but travelling I realised how many useless
stuffs I brought. Consider it was so hot that I never need something heavier than a light
sweater for the flight. In addition you can have one kilos laundry for 1$ in most of the
guesthouses. And finally you can buy extremely cheap clothes everywhere. Isn't it enough??
FLIP FLOP OR HEAVY SHOES
Depite I met
many traveller walking everywhere with the flip flop, I don't raccomend you to do it. Even
they can be convenient for the hot, leeches and all the dead or alive insects on your way
will stick to your feet. One the other hand I recognised my trekking shoes were too heavy.
The best is to use some sport shoes bringing a pair of flip flop.
Almost every day usually in
the late afternoon it rained heavily. Hence don't forget a small umbrella and a waterproof
HOT AND HUMID
Just God knows how much I
sweated! In the day and in the night expect to be always soaked. There's not so much you
can do with the clothes, but if you organised your activities in the early morning (before
10.00 am) and in the late afternoon (after 16.30) maybe you'll survived;-)
Further the best is to get a dorm in
a basement, they were the fresher place I had been!
In most of the places there're
only generators working few hours. So don't forget a flash lamp and some candles to read
in the night swinging on the hammock
TO THE INFECTIONS
Travelling I met other
travellers who got a kind a boring eye infection. Especially a girl I met while I was on a
boat to Muang Noi really seem to suffer. If you are sensitive to such things bring some
How boring are
this stuff about visa!!!!!! Where to get it, waiting for it, pay
for it, extend it...... It was an hassle for me the laotian visa,
but at the end I realised I could get at the Huay Xay border!! (read
about the story)