On June 26, 2013, the new Luang Prabang airport quietly came into operation. And just like that, the old LPQ was no more. Continue reading The new Luang Prabang Airport and the quiet end of an era
Laos spices things up with unique cuisine. Read about how this small Southeast Asian nation turns up the heat with big, bold flavours.
Kuang Si or Kouang Si Waterfall is one of the highlights – if not THE highlight – of Luang Prabang. Continue reading How to get to Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang
Doing some shopping in Luang Prabang? Laos has a wonderful tradition of unique handicrafts, especially textiles. Even today, remote rural villages naturally dye fabrics and hand weave them with intricate patterns distinctive to their tribe and village, a skill that has been passed down for generations. Many of the handicrafts require a painstaking amount of time and detail.
It’s 6 a.m. and the normally peaceful, sleepy streets of Luang Prabang are buzzing. The tourists have arrived.
Learning Lao has not been easy. Admittedly, I’ve been key-kahn (lazy) in studying Lao, finding it easier to do a series of grunts and charades than trying to master the six tones and complicated vowel sounds from books like Lao for Beginners. Continue reading A lesson in Lao: The “key” to learning the Lao language
It feels like someone is snapping an elastic band at my foot, a sharp, painful pinch and burning sensation repeated over and over again. Oww!
Towers loom above me, their sheer rock walls soaring up from iridescent tropical waters. I paddle in close and crane my neck up at limestone giants that stand at attention like guardians of a mysterious aquatic world.
“Barefoot luxury” is a term I hear more and more these days. I’ve often pondered its meaning. What is barefoot luxury?
Rich rolling hills, endless vineyards and farms – the Barossa is food and wine heaven, renowned for its bold, gutsy, luscious Shiraz. Touring the Barossa should be on every foodie’s wish list.