Laos New Year Pi Mai Lao

Preparing for Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao) in Luang Prabang

Experience the Lao New Year in Luang Prabang   I arrived in Laos about a week ago to find the country buzzing with excitement for the upcoming Laos New Year – called Pi Mai Lao, Boun Pi Mai,… Read More

Festival of the Fire Boats

Celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent! On the 20th of October there was Laos’ famous Festival of the Fire Boats or as they say in Lao Boun Lay Hua Fai. This festival marks the end of Buddhist Lent…. Read More

A wedding in laos : cotton yarn and red rose

A wedding in Laos  Cotton yarn and red rose Legend says that there is a heavenly garden where each individual has a tree whose branches kiss those of their soul mate. The lovers are predestined by Nene (karma of… Read More

Laos, Luang Prabang, Dag Bat

Luang Prabangs Secrets Vol 1, Alms Giving

Luang Prabang Secrets Vol. 1, Alms Giving When you live and work in a place abroad, like Luang Prabang, you look at your new home with different eyes. You will easily find a different view on daily life… Read More

Awk Phansaw Festival, it’s like Christmas and the America’s Cup all in one

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… Read More

Baci 101

A Lao Baci Ceremony experience… You have to wear a sin, a Lao skirt. You have to wear a scarf or some piece of fabric over your left shoulder. There has to be a monk or a holy… Read More

Concrete spirits in Vientiane

Image by www.jeffreyalanmiller.files.wordpress.com Once upon a time, a mad monk swam veillée across a river. Well, “mad” is in dispute, and certainly impolite. And actually, he wasn’t technically a monk, though he is respected as a religious man…. Read More