• Asia,  Laos,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    Luang Prabang (Laos): Kuang Si waterfalls, Sunset, how I missed my plane, an unexpected encounter

    Oun is an old friend. I’ve already gone on vacation with him to Barcelona, and to Saint Raphael. We get along super well and have a similar travel rhythm. Learning that he would soon be moving to Luang Prabang, I could only regret our choice to leave Luang Prabang for Chiang Mai because of the speed of the Internet connection. But on Monday night, he writes me on Facebook “we’re in Bangkok, we’re going to Luang Prabang tomorrow, are you sure you don’t want to come? We won’t have the opportunity to see each other for a very long time. My mother is there too, she’s coming to see her…

  • Around the world,  Asia,  Digital nomad,  During the World Tour,  Laos,  TDM,  Tips

    Internet connection in Luang Prabang (Laos): Travel Guide for digital nomads

    We were told about the Internet connection in Laos as “non-existent”, “close to Mbps”. What about it really? 3G/4G is correct I bought a SIM card from Unitel (see my article on how and where to buy it here), the best telephone network in the country (thanks to a partnership with Vietnamese telecom networks). I did a speed test and here are the results: With this speed, I can make conf calls (with pixelized video) without any worries. So, I could work while sharing my 3G with my computer in a dream setting: However, I don’t receive 4G, only 3G.But the Unitel network is really great because even at the…

  • Asia,  During the World Tour,  Laos,  TDM,  Tips

    Prepaid 3G/4G SIM card in Laos: How much does it cost? Where to buy it? Recharge & Speedtest

    Prepaid SIM cards are sold everywhere in Laos, but in small towns like Luang Prabang, they are often out of stock.It is therefore better to buy a SIM card as soon as you arrive at the airport. Which company to choose? The best company is Unitel.It’s also the most expensive, but it’s better to pay twice as much and have the connection rather than desperately looking for a signal with other companies.At Luang Prabang Airport, Unitel’s booth is located outside, next to the toilets – not next to the luggage like other companies. How much does it cost? You have to choose a package, it costs between 5$ and 20$,…