The beginning of the Buddhist lent. Buddhist Lent is a period of three lunar months starting on the first day after the full moon of the eighth lunar month. It marks the beginning of the rainy season.
Huay Fai is a beautiful village near Luang Prabang Many tourists pass through as it is close to the popular Tad Sae waterfalls. The village has a homestay program providing revenue to the community and now a shared community space will run tourist workshops providing further income for local families.
Garavek is a small theatre based in Luang Prabang, promoting and preserving local traditional myths, legends, and folktales. Every evening, from 6.30-7.30pm, they present a selection of traditional Lao stories (in English) in an intimate thirty seat theatre.
Up to a third of the bombs dropped did not explode. In 2008, 300 people a year were injured or killed and today that figure is closer to 50. Uncleared land still poses a threat to farmers and villages and sadly people still suffer injuries today, often lost limbs or eyesight.
Lao new Year 14th to 16th April 2019
3 magical days in Laos for Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year)
Student group completes mud-brick house in rural ethnic village to generate income
Traveling with children just became a whole lot easier with the opening of Crazy Golf in Luang Prabang. This is a great opportunity to relieve some of the hassle that inevitably occurs during overseas travel.
High in the mountains of Laos lives a minority society, a group of people with a clan system strong in cultural traditions, forged by centuries of animism and ancestral worship and working the land, that they have survived war, desolation and years of oppression. This is the home of the Hmong.
Family relationships form the true heart of Lao culture. To many Lao people, these connections far supersede anything else in importance.
In Laos, food is the most important activity throughout the day. In the local language, it is quite common for people to greet each other by immediately asking, “Have you eaten food?” (“Kin khao laeo bor?”). Food is often the topic of many conversations, especially when eating and sharing dishes between friends and family. Additionally, Lao people take great passion in sharing traditional dishes with curious travelers.
Noodles are a way of life in Laos admired, critiqued, slurped and savoured all over the country.
Hiking in beautiful limestone mountains to a Khmu Village
A new street food tour is born in Luang Prabang and we check it out.
My name is David Allan, the Short Tours Manager at Tiger Trail Travel. Recently I enjoyed some customers on a two-day Fairtrek out of Luang Prabang into the countryside for an overnight adventure and insight to the 2 day experience we provide to travellers. We started off at the Tiger Trail bike shop in town
The Luang Prabang film festival (LPFF) rocks to a different beat than others. Not only do they screen amazing talent from South East Asia but they are on a mission – a social mission. Started by one man about 6 years ago simply because there was no theatre in Luang Prabang, it has grown to one
Thailand is building up to what will be a historic period with final preparations under way for the funeral of the late King. The Royal Cremation Ceremony will be held in Bangkok from October 25-29. It will be a sad time for Thai people, but the country will remain as welcoming as ever for tourists
The annual Half Marathon Weekend is coming soon with many activities from Oct 19-Oct 23rd in the beautiful and historic UNESCO heritage town of Luang Prabang, Laos. This is an opportunity for locals, expats and tourists to have a great time while supporting the Lao Friends Hospital for Children. The charity race takes place on Sunday,
A socially responsibly business bringing exciting foods to Luang Prabang and income to communities
Recently, Fair Trek teamed up with Peter Richards, an expert on Community Based Tourism, to help realize the need for local communities to have a larger voice and active role in the very projects they benefit from. Thereafter Fair Trek formed the Fair Trek Ambassador Team (FATeam) with tour guides in order to help bridge