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5 More Recommendations – Bangkok to Vientiane with Night Train (2/2)

Night train from Bangkok to Vientiane, Getting to Laos, the smooth way _____ 5 more recommendations for night train travel from our own travel experience: 1. Don’t worry on the train! Once you have left Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok there is a lot to worry about. At least we did. Don’t! You’ll arrive

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

Bangkok to Vientiane – Night Train is the best option

Bangkok to Vientiane by night train Why is the sleeper train to Laos on of the best options to come to Laos in a relaxed way? There are several ways to get from Bangkok to the Lao capital. I found the overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Laos the most reasonable option, one filled with

Oscar Winner – Lord Puttnam Tackles Lao Tourism Challenges

LANITH Vientiane Symposium on Tourism Lord Puttnam

Lord Puttnam Tackles Lao Tourism Challenges Oscar-winning producer Lord Puttnam was recently walking along Luang Prabang’s streets. He notices a fine-looking four-storey hotel topped with a terrace. He hikes up the stairs and takes in the view. He then asks the staff if he can order a drink. The smiling worker replies, “Yes sir, on

Racing legend Heidi Hetzer welcomed in Vientiane

The Embassy of Germany to Laos and the Lao-German Technical School gave a warm welcome to racing legend Mrs. Heidi Hetzer as she arrived in the capital of Laos on a world tour in her 1930’s Hudson Greater Eight. Mrs. Heidi Hetzer is a passionate about car racing ever since she started her apprenticeship as

GUEST BLOG: Cycling in Laos – Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

One group’s experience biking from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng with Tiger Trail’s help! In our research on Laos, Tina had read some time ago of a special experience, which is to ride a bike from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. This route is considered by many cycling enthusiasts from all over the world as

Laos Hotel Spotlight: Ibis Vientiane Nam Phu

Next time you’re in Laos have an easy-going stay at the Ibis Hotel in Vientiane When you head to the Lao capital, you should be sure to check into the Ibis Vientiane Nam Phu. This affordable and family-friendly hotel provides a welcoming retreat from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. Ibis Hotel is conveniently located in

C-Lil: B-Boy Dancing in Laos

C-Lil B-boy breakdancing in Laos

Breaking Tradition Laos is a country full of history and tradition, and it is also a country full of youth. The median age in Laos is 19 – the youngest in the region. To put that into perspective, the median ages of Vietnam, the United States, and Germany are 29, 37, and 46. Where there

Fly in Style, Lao sport planes meets Lao Silk

Lao Fashion Ministry of Silk

Lao Society Lifestyle Magazine Fashion & Planes in Laos   Do you ever have the dream that you are flying; your stomach, heart, and mind intertwined in an aerial tango? Do you ever dream of Laos; the karst jagged limestone peaks giving way to the undulating terrain that caresses the Mekong River?     Now

Lao Orchid Tour Vientiane

As a true plant lover, I remember well the first time I experienced the Laos Orchid Trek in Phou Khao Khouay, near Vientiane, with Bertrand, about a year ago. Bertrand is an orchid specialist working for Vientiane Orchidées in Laos, a Vientiane based company dedicated to the preservation and the knowledge of Lao orchids (of

Concrete spirits in Vientiane

Image by www.jeffreyalanmiller.files.wordpress.com Once upon a time, a mad monk swam veillée across a river. Well, “mad” is in dispute, and certainly impolite. And actually, he wasn’t technically a monk, though he is respected as a religious man. Let’s call him a visionary. Bunleua Sulilat is responsible for two of the coolest sights in Lao