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Top 10 Lao Dishes You Must Try!

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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.

Fairtrek Thin Pha trail, boat and Tad Sae waterfall

The first one and a half months of our time in Luang Prabang have passed and we thought it’s time to find some new things to do. Luckily, we were able to join a hiking tour with Tiger Trail Travel near Luang Prabang recently. We learned a lot about Lao culture that we’d like to

Biking, trekking and kayaking in the Laos countryside

My name is David, 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 where

Why the Luang Prabang Film Festival is like no other

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

King of Thailand’s Funeral Ceremony: Advice for Tourists Oct 2017

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

Luang Prabang Half Marathon Weekend Oct 2017

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,

Milking Buffalo in Laos – Laos Buffalo Diary Farm, Luang Prabang

The Laos Buffalo Diary is an exciting socially-responsible business recently established consisting of a commercial dairy and production facility. They make products such as yogurt, cheese and ice cream for local and (eventually) overseas customers. How did 2 families ever start to milk buffalo? In 2014 two families travelled to Sri Lanka and loved the

Fair Trek’s FATeam improving communities in Laos

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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

Lifetime Achievement Award to Tony and Maureen Wheeler – Lonely Planet

Laos 100 Waterfall Tony Wheeler

Just a few years ago, the Director of Tiger Trail, Mr. Markus N. has been traveling with Tony Wheeler, who now has received one of the highest honors to be found in the world of tourism. As Markus & Tony traveled to Nong Khiaw those days, they sat on the kayak for hours talking about

ITB Berlin knowledge-sharing session – Human Capital Development a “Strategic Pillar” of Mekong Tourism

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A knowledge-sharing session open to all ITB Berlin delegates will investigate the human capital development (HCD) challenges facing the travel & tourism industry through the lens of some of the success stories being written in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Human Capital Development a “Strategic Pillar” of Mekong Tourism FEBRUARY 16, 2017, BANGKOK, THAILAND: For

Riding Dapper for a Cause

The first Luang Prabang Gentleman’s Ride Riding motorbikes in Laos for a good cause. Written by Juliana Guttierrez The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a worldwide event held annually to campaign and raise money for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer research and suicide prevention. This year was the first time that the Gentleman’s Ride

Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre

Discover Laos through textiles     When I first mentioned that I was traveling to Luang Prabang, I had received a few recommendations from my friends in Vientiane to visit Ock Pop Tok, a very popular textile shop in Luang Prabang. With great reviews listed on Tripadvisor, I made a mental note to stop by their

A day on the Luang Say

Cruising the mighty Mekong in style Here I am, lounging in the shade, avoiding the hot, mid-morning sun along the Mekong as we slowly wind our way downriver to Luang Prabang. All is quiet and peaceful except for the sound of the boat’s motor slicing through the water, glistening as it rushes past us. Steep

Weaving Classes in Luang Prabang

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  Weaving in Luang Prabang & Textiles in Luang Prabang Join us and enjoy some of the finest handicraft experiences in Luang Prabang, Laos. Living Craft Center is offering weaving presentations, weaving courses, natural dyes, Lao batic and more… Visit the Living Crafts Center, an interactive weaving center in Luang Prabang, and learn about silk

MOTOLAO CEO – Chief Exploring Officer a job on and offroad

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  Life as a Motorcycle Tour Manager Chief Exploring Officer in Luang Prabang (CEO)   Over the past years, Chris Corbett has covered 100,000km of Laos on motorbike. With a vast knowledge of Lao trails and experience under his belt, here at MOTOLAO, we’ve given Chris the title of Chief Exploring Officer, or for short,

Seeds of Culture – From Living Plants to Handicrafts at TAEC Luang Prabang

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center Luang Prabang, TAEC, announces internationally curated exhibition   “Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts” The Luang Prabang based Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre (TAEC) has opened a new exhibit entitled, “Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts”. This exhibit features the Job’s tears (Coix) plant, indigenous to

Fair Trek Eco Bungalow: Our 100th Visitor!

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The Fair Trek Eco Bungalow welcomes its 100th visitor! Today the Fair Trek team is proud to announce that the Eco Bungalow has just reached its 100th guest! With or recent listing on Airbnb, it is now easier to book the eco-bungalow than ever! We will strive to increase this number, connecting more tourists with