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,
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Lao-run restaurants and local eateries are increasingly flocking to The Mark to earn international certification on food and hygiene.
AirAsia announced a brand new route connecting Luang Prabang, Laos directly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with four flights per week commencing on November 21st, 2016.
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,
– 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.
Laos Baci Ceremony, a Lao cultural encounter from the heart of the Lao people. Spending four nights in a very remote village in Laos is in many ways challenging, but even more rewarding. My colleague and I joined one of the World Volunteer groups in the village Ban Nongkhuay, in order to help them with
One of the harder transitions I am having here in Laos is eating a heavy meal for breakfast. I still dream about eating my giant bowl of chilled almond milk poured over a mound of crunchy granola that I was so used to in the United States. I asked someone what Lao people eat for
After I exited Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok to catch my flight for Luang Prabang, nothing could prepare me for what I was about to experience. The company slogan for Bangkok Airways, “Asia’s Boutique Airlines”, could not have been more fitting . The plane that I rode to Luang Prabang was a small turbo-prop aircraft, which came complete with
Random things that are awesome about living in Luang Prabang, Laos I’ll be moving out of Laos in a week or two (or three…) and I have grown to love this country more than I ever imagined. It surprised me how quickly Luang Prabang has come to feel like home. Here are some of
Mandala Ou – Opening Weekend! Magical Scenic Memories on the Nam Ou River in Nong Khiau Congratulations to Mandala Ou!! After two years of planning and construction, their long-awaited grand opening happened at the start of November. Nong Khiaw is located about 130 km North of Luang Prabang. As an expat living in
In this post I talk about the Luang Prabang secrets (Vol. 2). We look at some cheap options to eat out in Luang Prabang. There is plenty of expensive and nicely set up restaurants in Luang Prabang. But what does the lower budget traveler do? We have reviewed a few local eateries in Luang
Luang Prabang house for weekly rent. We recently have received a lot of interest from people who wish to stay in Luang Prabang on a weekly or monthly rental. Through our network it is now possible to offer such places for short term rent in Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang is, without doubt, a charming
Villa Suan Maak, one of the oldest guesthouses finished renovation Luang Prabang guesthouse legacy back to daily operations under new management Villa Suan Maak website information now under http://www.villasuanmaak.com/ Villa Suan Maak Guesthouse, one of the most cozy and idyllic guest houses in Luang Prabang was since long an institution and a well
Internship in Laos, Luang Prabang After a long night and tiring 12 hour bus ride from Vientiane I finally reached Luang Prabang, a charming small city nestled between the Nam Khan and Mekong River. As I got off the bus in Luang Prabang, dark clouds and a bit of rain were my first welcome
Best Green Curry in Luang Prabang What the Delilah’s Chefs do to make it the best in town Since I came to Luang Prabang a couple of month ago the love of Delilah’s Green Curry has been common talk all over town. Everybody made my mouth water so I went to Delilah’s Restaurant and ordered
Luang Prabang Pool Time Luang Prabang is truly a chilled out town and some have called Luang Prabang the most laid back place in Asia after all. But where to take a swim in the pool? Still Luang Prabang is in a subtropical region and since there is no ocean close by the best
The Lao Way Of “Blinking” How Lao people make efficient use of their car lights… Part of driving safely is letting other motorists around you know your intentions, so they can predict what you will do. Using your turn signals is an efficient way of doing so. And it is not difficult. To signal
After one and a half months living and working in Luang Prabang, I’ve started to be familiar with the place. Usually, I don’t really enjoy big cities. I quickly feel oppressed by the pollution and the touristic trap! I need open space and greenery to be comfortable. Luang Prabang is not a really big town,
The Luang Prabang Mojo Café, a La institution for music, life, friendship and fun… Hi! My name is Marine, I’m a new intern with the Fair Trek team in Luang Prabang. You cannot hear my accent but I’m French ! =) I would like to share a personal experience with you ! From my room
A story about living like and work in Laos, Luang Prabang. With only three days left, my time as an intern for the Fair Trek Team in Luang Prabang is soon over. These past three months working and living in Luang Prabang, Laos have been simply amazing! I couldn’t ask for a better experience, it