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

Laos New Year Pi Mai Lao

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, the Water Festival, or Songkran, as it is known as in Thailand. Knowing very little about the

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 love) and when the time came the couple is sent to earth, their wrists bound with a

Luang Prabangs Secrets Vol 1, Alms Giving

Laos, Luang Prabang, Dag Bat

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 and will fell different about what you like and dislike. Living abroad, especially in a place like

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 the Buddhist Lent (Vassa). Lent lasts three month during rainy season. Monks focus on meditation, reviving their

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. Let’s call him a visionary. Bunleua Sulilat is responsible for two of the coolest sights in Lao