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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

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

Laos Mekong Tours Travel

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

MOTOLAO CEO – Chief Exploring Officer a job on and offroad

Laos motorbike tour

  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

Travel Laos & Asia with Children – Laos Family Travel Tip

  Travel Laos with Children Travel Laos with kids information blog. Taking on a family travel through Laos with your children is exciting and challenging – We prepared some travel tips from the Lao travel specialists perspective.       Visiting Asia with children is getting more and more popular and for good reasons, as

5 More Recommendations – Bangkok to Vientiane with Night Train (2/2)

Night train from Bangkok to Vientiane, Getting to Laos, the smooth way _____ 5 more recommendations for night train travel from our own travel experience: 1. Don’t worry on the train! Once you have left Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok there is a lot to worry about. At least we did. Don’t! You’ll arrive

5 Recommendations – Bangkok to Vientiane by Night Train (1/2)

Night train from Bangkok to Laos, Leaving Bangkok the smooth way ___   5 Thailand to Laos travel recommendations: There is good information out there helping you to get from Bangkok to Laos by night train, but let me give you my 5 recommendations after taking the trip myself just recently. I hope it’ll make

Bangkok to Vientiane – Night Train is the best option

Bangkok to Vientiane by night train Why is the sleeper train to Laos on of the best options to come to Laos in a relaxed way? There are several ways to get from Bangkok to the Lao capital. I found the overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Laos the most reasonable option, one filled with

The Tiger Trail Laos Team – Adventure Travel in Luang Prabang

– Tiger Trail Travel – a team that builds outdoor adventures in Laos. One of the perks of working at Tiger Trail in Luang Prabang, Laos is the awesome people that you get to work with.    I had the honor of working with the wonderful staff who really run the show at Tiger Trail.

Luang Prabang Documentary about Lao Ramayana Dance

Ramayana Dance Documentary Luang Prabang Laos

Phralak Phralam, Luang Prabang Documentary about Lao Ramayana Dance, published on the Cultural Media Library     A film by Houmphanph Phahongchanh Aynoi is a middle-aged dancer, artist, and teacher in the Phralak Phralam tradition in Luang Prabang, Laos, who is devoted to teaching the younger generation of artists and dancers in the traditional way:

Oscar Winner – Lord Puttnam Tackles Lao Tourism Challenges

LANITH Vientiane Symposium on Tourism Lord Puttnam

Lord Puttnam Tackles Lao Tourism Challenges Oscar-winning producer Lord Puttnam was recently walking along Luang Prabang’s streets. He notices a fine-looking four-storey hotel topped with a terrace. He hikes up the stairs and takes in the view. He then asks the staff if he can order a drink. The smiling worker replies, “Yes sir, on

“Mark Community” Greets Elephants to UNESCO World Heritage

The Luang Prabang “Mark Community”, Greets Elephants to UNESCO World Heritage festivities in Dec ember 2015   LUANG PRABANG, LAO PDR; “The Mark Community” led Luang Prabang’s public and private sector tourism stakeholders in sponsoring an Elephant Baci Ceremony during the city’s 20th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The event welcomed a 20-strong

Laos presents country on ITB Asia

LAOS on ITB ASIA

Laos showcases the strengths of its tourism potential at ITB Asia in Singapore.   In a private and public effort, Laos successfully showcased the strengths of its tourism potential at this year’s ITB Asia in Singapore.   The yearly trade show for the Asian travel market took place from October 21-23 in the Sands Expo

Long Cheng – Motolao Motorcycle Riding Report Laos

Laos Motorcycling Tour Long Cheng

Motorcycle Adventure Tour in Laos   – Motolao riding report to Long Cheng, formerly known as “the most secret place on earth”, a motorcycle diary from Laos –     It’s hard to surprise those of us who regularly ride motorcycles through Laos. We’ve seen the karst rising in the early-morning mist, faced the roughest

Fair Trek’s Largest Volunteer Group

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In May, Fair Trek hosted 144 students and teachers from Hwa Chong International School in Singapore. They came to Laos with Fair Trek’s partner, World Volunteer, a Swedish-based service-learning organization, to support the Eco Bungalow.

Luang Prabang Welcomes New Hospital

A New Pediatric Hospital Opens up in Luang Prabang Khou is an eight year-old girl from the village of Nong Khuay, a Khmu community two hours away from Luang Prabang. Ostensibly like other kids her age, she actually suffers frequent seizures and shows signs of a development disability. Because access to quality healthcare in Nong

Racing legend Heidi Hetzer welcomed in Vientiane

The Embassy of Germany to Laos and the Lao-German Technical School gave a warm welcome to racing legend Mrs. Heidi Hetzer as she arrived in the capital of Laos on a world tour in her 1930’s Hudson Greater Eight. Mrs. Heidi Hetzer is a passionate about car racing ever since she started her apprenticeship as

Biking Laos | Noah in Luang Prabang

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On any given day at the Tiger Trail bike shop, Noah and his Lao team members will be outside fixing up the new fleet of bicycles. These bikes will then be quickly sent off with riders touring in and around Luang Prabang. If possible, make an effort to book a tour with Tiger Trail and take the