Laos Home Stay Experience in a Lao Hmong Village I work as an intern on a Community Based Tourism (CBT) project for Tiger Trail Fair Trek. Tourism benefiting communities translates into an alternative way of tourism through cooperation with the locals. This is one of the definitions I found: “CBT is tourism that takes
Vang Vieng Cycling Adventure, a beautiful day out in Laos. During my stay in Vang Vieng I had a great opportunity to explore the Lao outdoors on a “lot-thiip” (bicycle). Cycling Laos is truly a great way to explore Laos in a very calm and exciting way. There are plenty of different cycling
Lao Awk Phansaw Festival The Full Moon Festival of Lights Thousand lights, merit making, boat race, decorated temples, banana-leaf boats – see Laos changed! Also known as Ok Watsa (Awk Watsa), this festival celebrates the end of the Buddhist Lent (Vassa). Lent lasts three month during rainy season. Monks focus on meditation, reviving their
Balloon over Laos, Hot Air Ballooning in Vang Vieng. Visiting Laos was on my list for long, and I booked a tour through Laos with a local tour provider. BUT riding a balloon has always been my dream! And here in Laos, this dream unexpectedly came true one early morning in the mist
Hillside Resort is a “lifestyle” hotel in the countryside of Luang Prabang We recently enjoyed a family day, just 20 min. drive from Luang Prabang. We indulged in some easy activities for the adults, while the kids-crew took a car and awaited us at the swimming pool. Be assured, in this magic place,
LAOS 4X4 EXPLORE LAOS – JEEP ADVENTURE Exploring Laos with a Jeep may well be an adventure by itself and tough enough for most. But not knowing mechanics and under-estimating (cold) temperatures in the Lao wilderness will eventually make such an endeavor a real lifetime memory, good or bad… –:– We started our Laos
Laos may not be a huge country, but its remoteness and rugged terrain mean that different regions, though they may not be all that distant from each other as the crow flies, can have different languages, different customs, and very different atmospheres. There’s a lot of good exploring packed into this one, green, mountainous country.