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Lao-run eateries look toward international certification in Luang Prabang

Lao-run restaurants and local eateries are increasingly flocking to The Mark to earn international certification on food and hygiene.

Eco-tourism Adventure in Nam Et-Phou Louey

The community-based eco-tourism project at Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area is one of the few opportunities in Laos to view rare wildlife. It is designed to support alternative livelihoods for local villages and generate community support for the conservation of tigers and other rare wildlife species. Explore Nam Et with Tiger Trail Travel.

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The Luang Prabang Artisan’s Cafe

We would like to introduce you to the Luang Prabang Artisans’ Cafe where we serve fresh, organic meals and drinks set in a garden of a 100-year-old house.

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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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Top 10 Lao Dishes You Must Try!

In Laos, food is the most important activity throughout the day. In the local language, it is quite common for people to greet each other by immediately asking, “Have you eaten food?” (“Kin khao laeo bor?”). Food is often the topic of many conversations, especially when eating and sharing dishes between friends and family. Additionally, Lao people take great passion in sharing traditional dishes with curious travelers.

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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.

10 Reasons to Travel to Laos in the Green Season

The Green Season in Laos offers many enticing benefits for visitors looking to explore this vast and vibrant country. We present our top 10 reasons for coming to Laos during the wet season — which we prefer to call the Green Season.

New Heritage Café in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Artisans Café Located right next to the Heritage House in the city center, the Luang Prabang Artisans Café boasts a one-of-a-kind environment for relaxing with an ice-cold tea paired with a local Lao snack. Take a… Read More

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Exquisite dining at ‘Kitchen by the Mekong’

As much as I love to find cheap food stalls and search for local spots to eat during my stay in Luang Prabang, I cannot help but enjoy the occasional splurge. Prepared by a new chef with an incredibly attentive staff, this five-course meal at… Read More

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East meets West for lunch at Ock Pop Tok!

Ock Pop Tok’s Silk Road Cafe is a tranquil place to come for either a brunch or lunch and gaze out at the slow and mighty Mekong. It is also a place where you can find traditional Lao… Read More

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Is this the best Pho in Luang Prabang?

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… Read More

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The Finest Lao Breakfast: Khao Piak Khao!

I usually go far away from the city center to find both delicious and authentic Lao food at a fair price. Though after passing this place everyday on Sisavangvong Road during my commute, I knew I just had… Read More

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The Best Lao Coffee Experience in Luang Prabang

After stumbling across a few recommendations of this Lao coffee place online, I thought it may be too good to be true. Boy was I wrong. This local spot is known as “Pasaneyom Coffee Shop”, and it is… Read More

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11 Things I Love About Laos

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…. Read More

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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

Best Green Curry in Luang Prabang

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… Read More

Tamarind Cooking Class: an insight into Lao Cuisine

Last week we took the Tamarind cooking class in Luang Prabang, Laos. We started the Lao cooking day at 9am and we were whisked off to Phosy Market where Joy the chef taught us about what kind of… Read More