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Stories and Tips Laos

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Teaching English in Luang Prabang

Written by Owen Lipsett on 12 May, 2013

As one of the best preserved historic cities in Southeast Asia, Luang Prabang attracts thousands of visitors interested in absorbing its beautiful scenery and slow pace of life. I likewise visited with the intention of experiencing these delights and also with the hope of…Read More


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Riding Around Luang Prabang

Written by dkm1981 on 28 Mar, 2013

Luang Prabang in Laos is an amazing city. It has so much culture and history, but it is a fantastically simple place and the best way to get around it is equally simple. Riding a bike means that you can enjoy the city at the…Read More


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My Luang Prabang Top Five

Written by dkm1981 on 28 Mar, 2013

We spent three days in Luang Prabang and it really is a wonderful city with so much to do. It is a chilled out city that has stood the test of time thanks to its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are plenty…Read More


Baci Ceremony in Laos

Written by catsholiday on 17 May, 2012

Baci Ceremony, VientianeWe were invited to take part in our own Baci Ceremony while we were in Vientiane. Prior to our own ceremony I knew nothing about what happened or why they had the ceremonies.In Laos a Baci ceremony is carried out for both sad…Read More


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Love from First Sip

Written by SeenThat on 19 Apr, 2011

After leaving my country, I accumulated roughly two years in Southeast Asia with long breaks between the visits. There were good reasons for the visits; the many IgoUgo journals they generated are a good testimony of that. Of the forty countries and special areas I…Read More


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Vientiane and the Cross of Bethlehem

Written by SeenThat on 19 Apr, 2011

Under these circumstances, I accumulated several months in this tiny town despite its dusty heat, high humidity and relative lack of air conditioners. Its many advantages more than compensated for the weather. Even these climatic hardships weren’t totally negative. The dust and high humidity create…Read More


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First Coffee in Vientiane

Written by SeenThat on 19 Apr, 2011

The monuments, embassies and ministries, revealed that Vientiane was the capital of a country; yet, it looked like a small town, with a center built in French colonial style. The wide streets and spacious, empty sidewalks with lots of tall green trees were a rarity…Read More


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The Back Door to the Middle Kingdom

Written by SeenThat on 19 Apr, 2011

My book selling was not strictly for business. I used it for pleasure and studies as well. I always tried to carry good books. In some of the hotels, the staff already knew my preferences and gave me free books that other people had left…Read More


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Feeling Good

Written by SeenThat on 19 Apr, 2011

During this visit I slept in the cheapest hotel in Vientiane, called Sabaidy, two words meaning "feeling good" in the Lao and Thai languages. It was a good location at the center of town, very close to the Namphou Fountain and one block away from…Read More


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South of the Clouds

Written by SeenThat on 19 Apr, 2011

The plan was to cross from Boten in Laos to Mohan, in the Xishuangbanna County of the Chinese province of Yunnan. The province’s name, meaning "South of the Clouds," sounded more like "Away from the Problems" to me.Here, the Communist regime was fighting a semi-secret…Read More


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