village chief family dinner

Best Baci Ever!

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… Read More

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Fair Trek’s Largest Volunteer Group

In May, Fair Trek hosted 144 students and teachers from Hwa Chong International School in Singapore. They came to Laos with Fair Trek’s partner, World Volunteer, a Swedish-based service-learning organization, to support the Eco Bungalow.

Laos Luang Prabang Living Land Farm Rice is Life

Rice is Life – Living Land Farm in Luang Prabang Laos

Rice is Life Learning how to grow sticky rice at the Living Land Farm near Luang Prabang Living Land Farm The other morning I went to the Living Land Farm just outside of Luang Prabang to experience the Rice is Life… Read More

Project Kajsiab – Helping Women and Children in Bokeo Province Laos

Kajsiab Family Project Initiative helping mountain village people in Bokeo Province, Laos History The Kajsiab Family Project is a grassroots initiative in the Bokeo Province of Laos aiming to help the local mountain people of that region. The word… Read More

Mountain trek with Tiger Trail in Luang Prabang Laos

GUEST BLOG: Trekking in Luang Prabang: The Most Fascinating Place I’ve Ever Been

One Blogger’s Tiger Trail Laos Trek Experience in Luang Prabang “Will there be chicken for dinner?,” one person asked. “No,” our guide replied. “Chickens are very hard to catch.” With those words of wisdom, I thought our village… Read More

Nongkhuay children

An unexpected homestay in Laos

An Intern’s Unforeseen Adventure in Laos…. It all started off as a typical day here in Laos, Luang Prabang…. A colleague, and me (a Tiger Trail intern) drove to Nongkhuay to deliver some clay bricks for our ECO… Read More

Laos Akha Minority Volunteer Tour

Akha Culture Experience Tour in Laos

  Akha Culture Experience Tour in North Laos Laos Travel tip on cultural home stay adventure with an Akha community in remote northern Laos, a 4-7 day cultural interaction program.   The question has to be asked: Is… Read More

Chom Ong Cave Laos Udomxay

Chom Ong Cave Udomxay : Explore Laos Expedition

  Chom Ong Cave, an Explore Laos Expedition to Udomxay, North Laos.   Exploring the second largest cave system in northern Laos, an exclusive exploration and Laos adventure tour.   Every great Laos adventure has obstacles, and there… Read More

Laos, Hmong

Life in a Hmong Village

In many ways, Laos is one of the most diverse countries in the world. There are three major ethnic minority groups in Laos: The Lao Lum, The Khmu and the Hmong. The history of the Hmong people is… Read More

Eco Bungalow Village Stay Project Laos

Eco Bungalow Clay Adobe Project – Video Release

  The Luang Prabang Eco Bungalow project is a milestone in community development through tourism.   The partners involved in this Luang Prabang based project have created a great example for new forms of home stay / community… Read More

home stay, Laos

Home Stay Experience

Laos Home Stay Experience in a Lao Hmong Village   I work as an intern on a Community Based Tourism (CBT) project for Tiger Trail Fair Trek. Tourism benefiting communities translates into an alternative way of tourism through… Read More

Eco Bungalow Project Laos

Eco Building Community Project, Luang Prabang

  Eco Building Community Project in Laos “Living, learning and sharing moments in our lives!”   Every year Tiger Trail and Fair Trek works on projects to help develop remote areas around Luang Prabang. These projects focus on… Read More

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Fair Trek Training

  Fair Trek Project: TRAINING in Luang Prabang Community-based tourism projects in Laos, and for the world… FairTrek is an innovative tourism project that aims to assist in the development of communities in need. Adventure is the heart of… Read More

Delicacies

It’s terrible to find oneself reaching for a second helping of dog… We took a two-hour, freezing cold boat ride from Luang Prabang to a Hmong village for Hmong New Year. When we finally arrived, our boat driver/guide… Read More

One Night in a Home Stay

Last week, I together with the Fair Trek team in Luang Prabang, Laos went to the village Long Lao Mai to show them how to make clay bricks for the ECO Bungalow. We spent the night at the… Read More