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Innovating CBT In ASEAN

Community Based Tourism in ASEAN Countries   As part of their commitment to social responsibility, Tiger Trail sent me as a Fair Trek representative (as well as a representative from Laos) to join a two day conference in Bangkok organized by the Thailand Community Based Tourism Institute.    The conference included researchers, community representatives, government,

Bear “brain surgery”at Laos Bear Rescue Center

  No Beers for Bears…   A story about an amazing bear brain surgery at the Luang Prabang bear rescue center.     The donations that go to Free the Bears have helped create a variety of initiatives in South East Asia that maintain rescue projects and build sanctuaries for those bears that are rescued

Way of the Mahout – Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury

Laos Elephant Interaction Program

Laos Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury   – Video release “Way of the Mahout” – We are happy to share with you this wonderful video about Lao elephants in Sayaboury. A short film showing the Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury in Northern Laos in full HD quality. Laos used to be famous for large amounts

Teaching English in Luang Prabang, Laos

School children in Laos

  Volunteering and teaching in Laos & Luang Prabang   There are a number of organisations bringing English to the residents and novices of Luang Prabang.  Ranging from highly organised ‘voluntourism’ with all the bells and whistles, through to more low-key set ups, and a drop-in center for students, local Lao wishing to learn English have

Life in a Hmong Village

Laos, Hmong

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 hardly researched. Most scientists believe the Hmong people used to migrate from the steppes of Mongolia across

Momobooks, Books for Laos

momobooks, books for Laos, Lao Education

  Books for Laos, Momobooks Helping improve the quality of education in Laos, DONORS WANTED   Hello, my name is Martin, and I first came to Laos in 1999 and was instantly charmed by the country. Everywhere I went, I met young people who were so eager to learn. Looking back, things haven’t changed that much.

Project: Empowering Lao Ethnic Communities TAEC

Empowering Lao Ethnic Communities through Culture, TAEC Luang Prabang.   – DONATE TO PROJECT NOW –   This project supports Laos’ rural ethnic communities in the revitalization and sustainability of their traditional arts through livelihoods development, outreach, and diversity awareness education. TAEC, the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center in Luang Prabang is facilitating and managing

Home Stay Experience

home stay, Laos

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 cooperation with the locals. This is one of the definitions I found: “CBT is tourism that takes

Volunteer in Laos, Kajsiab Project

Kajsiab Laos Project, Explore Laos

  Volunteer in Laos   Leave More Than Just Footprints Volunteer in Laos at Daauw Home, Kajsiab Project, Hauy Xai, North Laos Early in the year of 2004 Nzoua Vue’s family was beset by tragedy. His beloved sister, Kajsiab, died a preventable death due a minor infection and inadequate health care. She was thirteen years

Lao OLYMPIC flag coming to Luang Prabang

LAO OLYMPIC FLAG IS COMING HOME! LEOT project Luang Prabang acquired the Olympic flag   The Lao national flag which was recently carried before Lao’s top athletes at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies in the recent London Olympics has been acquired by the newly opened LEOT English Learning Centre (LELC) in Luang Prabang.   The

Ride for a good cause – Motorcycles in Laos

Laos motorbike adventure

Motorcycling in Laos, for a good cause!   Riding Laos on a motorcycling holiday last year was a real eye opener for me. The scenery is nothing short of stunning the trails are hidden and follow through rugged mountains forever. We were humbled by what we saw, the people, poor as they are, are warm

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 village; for me it was a wonderful and peculiar experience, all in the same time. The first

Introducing Hanna – Our new Intern…

Hi my name is Hanna and I am from Sweden.  I am working as an intern at Tiger Trail in their Fair Trek Responsible Tourism Division.  I will be here in Luang Prabang, Laos for three months. During this time I will put up a post once a week where I tell you about different