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King of Thailand’s Funeral Ceremony: Advice for Tourists Oct 2017

Thailand is building up to what will be a historic period with final preparations under way for the funeral of the late King. The Royal Cremation Ceremony will be held in Bangkok from October 25-29. It will be a sad time for Thai people, but the country will remain as welcoming as ever for tourists

5 Recommendations – Bangkok to Vientiane by Night Train (1/2)

Night train from Bangkok to Laos, Leaving Bangkok the smooth way ___   5 Thailand to Laos travel recommendations: There is good information out there helping you to get from Bangkok to Laos by night train, but let me give you my 5 recommendations after taking the trip myself just recently. I hope it’ll make

Laos presents country on ITB Asia

LAOS on ITB ASIA

Laos showcases the strengths of its tourism potential at ITB Asia in Singapore.   In a private and public effort, Laos successfully showcased the strengths of its tourism potential at this year’s ITB Asia in Singapore.   The yearly trade show for the Asian travel market took place from October 21-23 in the Sands Expo

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

Lao New Year – Pi Mai Lao in Luang Prabang

Phi Mai Lao - Laos New Year Parade in Luang Prabang

Experience the Lao New Year -the Pi Mai Lao in Luang Prabang – Lao water festival I spent my first week in Luang Prabang soaking wet from head to toe for the better part of every day. I have been blasted with water guns, had buckets of ice water poured down my back, had multi-colored

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

Luang Prabang: Mekong Yoga Retreat at Hillside Resort

Luang Prabang Yoga Retreat

Luang Prabang: Mekong Yoga Retreat & Hillside 2day/2night, with optional Kuang Si Trek Dates : July 19-21 / August 9-11 / Sept 6-8 This Luang Prabang based Yoga Retreat is a unique opportunity to completely unplug and get away for two full nights and days.   The Hillside Yoga retreat, arranged by “Mekong Yoga” is

Staying at Le Sen Hotel Luang Prabang

Le Sen Hotel Luang Prabang 08

  A charming visit at the Le Sen Boutique Hotel in Luang Prabang.     Le Sen Boutique Hotel is a very recent addition to the mid-range collection of charming boutique hotels in Luang Prabang. Opened in December 2012, and located on Mano it’s not too far from the town; 5 minutes on a bicycle

Maison Dalabua Hotel Luang Prabang

Maison Dalabua

Breakfast @ Maison Dalabua, Luang Prabang     Could this be ‘the perfect place in Luang Prabang’?  Located around a vast and pretty lotus pond, the hotel is peaceful and idyllic, and the Tiger Trail team enjoyed an incredible Breakfast @ Maison Dalabua in the outdoor restaurant followed by a site inspection.   The Deluxe

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

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