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Luang Prabang Half Marathon Weekend Oct 2017

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,

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,

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.

Best Baci Ever!

village chief family dinner

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

Is this the best Pho in Luang Prabang?

Laos-Luang-Prabang-Food-Pho-Noodle-Soup-Best

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

My Exciting ‘Boutique’ Flight to Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Laos Airport Bangkok Airways Plane Adventure

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

11 Things I Love About Laos

Luang Prabang Laos Sunset

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

Luang Prabang Yoga Practice Workshops with Gernot Huber

Luang Prabang Yoga Laos Workshop

Deepen Your Yoga Practice during this workshop in Luang Prabang with Luang Prabang Yoga   Workshops with Gernot Huber, December 6-8 in Luang Prabang, Laos In this workshop, you will • Explore different ways of breathing, learn to trust your breath and to place it at the center of your practice, • Engage in the

Mandala Ou – Nong Khiaw’s Newest Resort

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

Travel Tip Luang Prabang – Budget Restaurants

Laos, Luang Prabang, Food

  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 WEEKLY rental, house, villa…

house rent luang prabang

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

Guesthouse renovation, Villa Suan Maak

Villa Suan Maak Luang Prabang

  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

My first week in Luang Prabang

Laos, Luang Prabang, Boat Cruise

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

Grand Opening: Public Pool Luang Prabang

Pistoche swimming pool Luang Prabang, Laos

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