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Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos Celebrate New Year

rfa.org - The water festival, known as Songkran in Thailand, marks the new year across Southeast Asia. Traditionally, people sprinkle water on their family members and elders and pay their respects to Buddha.

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The Laos motorcycle diaries

bbc.com - Landlocked Laos, fortressed by mountains and dissected by the mighty Mekong River, is best travelled by road; its dramatic routes twisting sinuously through jungle, paddy fields, mountains and kars...

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Ivory-smuggling destination Thailand makes biggest seizure of tusks

in.reuters.com - World | Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:09pm IST Ivory-smuggling destination Thailand makes "biggest seizure" of tusks

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Is Vang Vieng The Worst Place We've Visited? - The VEGAN FOOD QUEST

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veganfoodquest.com - So here I was on my own again, separated from Paul who had taken a flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia, and heading to Vang Vieng on the VIP bus from Luang Prabang. Actually, I wasn’t on my own, I was ...

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Scenes from Paris | News, travel tips about Paris France – the City of Lights

iqboom.com - Samuel and Hildegunn Taipale’s jetsetting life has made them an Instagram hit Here’s the latest Paris news: Photographer Samuel Taipale and his wife Hildegunn look like they have strolled straight ...

World

Laos: Christlicher Glaube per Gesetz verboten

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opendoors.de - (Open Doors, Kelkheim) – Die Christen im buddhistischen Laos erlebten während der ersten drei Monate dieses Jahres massive Unterdrückung. Dazu zählt ein deutlicher Anstieg der Verhaftungen, konstan...

Business

Thailand seizes 4 tons of ivory at Bangkok port

asiancorrespondent.com - Thailand seizes 4 tons of ivory at Bangkok port By AP News Apr 21, 2015 9:43AM UTC

World

Thailand seizes 4 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Congo

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news.yahoo.com - BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand seized 4 tons of ivory hidden in bean sacks tracked from Congo in what authorities said was the biggest bust in the country's history, customs officials said Monday. The 739...

Sports

Fall In Love With Laos

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hostelblog.hostelrocket.com - Perhaps due to being a landlocked country, Laos receives fewer visitors than its better known neighbors – Thailand and Vietnam. Yet it hosts a wealth of activities for travelers, and is very easy t...

Business

The Cost of Business in Laos Compared With China - ASEAN Business News

aseanbriefing.com - By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates Part Three in our series comparing ASEAN nation business costs with China The smallest member of ASEAN, Laos is also the organization’s m...

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How many days should you spend in Luang Prabang

nomadicboys.com - We spent over a week in Luang Prabang during our trip to Laos, but most of this time was spent catching up with our blog. It’s a great base in Laos for working: Wi-Fi works quite well and is a litt...

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Celebrate Songkran: The Giant Lao New Year Water Fight - 42nd Class

42ndclass.com - The Lao New Year is a celebration unlike any other we’ve come across. The party in Luang Prabang lasts at least three days. More often, it becomes a full week of partying. To usher in the upcoming ...

Art & Entertainment

The Crawford Fund | News: Videos show researchers “Having a go”

crawfordfund.org - Three videos were launched at today’s Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee event, “Have a Go” International Agricultural Research – Networks and Opportunities for Young Scientists and Communicators...

World

Video:”Sea of Japan” - A globally established name

mofa.go.jp - Objections to the name Sea of Japan were first raised by the ROK and North Korea at the Sixth United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names, held in 1992. Although there ha...

Business

Thailand makes historic seizure of smuggled ivory

bbc.co.uk - Customs officials in Thailand say they have made the biggest seizure of smuggled ivory in the country's history. The consignment of elephant tusks weighed four tonnes and was tracked from the Democ...

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Learning to harvest rice in Luang Prabang - Nomadic Boys

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nomadicboys.com - Laos is famous for consuming a lot of sticky rice and the Laotians are the highest consumers of it in the world. In Luang Prabang we visited the Living Land Farm where we learnt how to harvest rice...

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Incredible Hidden Cave in Laos

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fubiz.net - Tham Khoun Xe, plus communément connu sous le nom de Xe Bang Fai River Cave, au Laos, a plus de 15 km de passages remplis de vues à couper le souffle et de vastes étendues d’eau. Le photographe Joh...

Sports

Are Kuang Si Falls the Best Waterfalls in Southeast Asia?

jonistravelling.com - Yes. I could end this post right there and just point you towards the photos, but since I’ve already abused the photo essay phenomenon in a previous post, I’ll spin you a story about this wonder of...

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Vegan Food Quest : Month 13 & 14 in Pictures

veganfoodquest.com - Friends, family, amazing vegan food and luxury hotels in Northern Thailand. The Mekong River, Buddhist monks and lots of baguettes in Laos. Exploring Siem Reap, finding a house and getting a job in...

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Harnessing the Mekong or Killing It? | Chiang Rai Times English Language Newspaper

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chiangraitimes.com - Pumee Boontom lives in northern Thailand, but he tunes his television to the Chinese weather forecast. A big storm in southern China means a big release of water from the Chinese dams upstream—and,...

Science

Fossils found in Laos strengthen the idea of diversity amongst early humans

southeastasianarchaeology.com - A new paper published last week in PLOSOne describes a second mandible found at Tam (Tham) Pa Ling in northeast Laos, a significant site because the age of the bones (63-46 thousand years old) prov...

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The Friday Photo Project | Don Det, Laos | globalhelpswap

globalhelpswap.com - Every traveller we met in Thailand said the same thing. Cambodia is amazing. Vietnam is amazing. Ah but Laos is something special. We visited Cambodia first out of the 3 and loved it. Laos was seco...

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Ho Chi Minh trail past and present, hundreds of present day photos of the Ho Chi Minh Trail

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laosgpsmap.com - If you’d like to explore Laos by motorcycle, come ride with the man who mapped it. The Legend of the Ho Chi Minh trail, there are few brand names to match that of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the secret,...

Health

Laos: UNFPA reaches women in remote villages

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webtv.un.org - In Laos, where about 70% of the population live in rural and remote areas, community-based distribution workers, or CBDs, bring contraceptives and reproductive counselling to women. Twenty percent ...

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”Perfume COMPLEX” Perfume fan site / Perfumeファンブログ Perfume 動画 まとめ Perfume fan site Perfume fan blog 動画 まとめ

ameblo.jp - No authorize to killing people anybody. No more war. Against terrorism. No violence. No racism. We wish only one thing. It is PEACE & SMILE & HAPPY. COPYRIGHT © 2009-2015 Perfume COMPLEX All rights...

Environment

Dolphin's Death Leaves Only 5 Of Her Kind

thedodo.com - The recent death of one of the remaining six Irrawaddy river dolphins in the Mekong River in Laos highlights the desperate situation for the already critically endangered animal. Villagers in Cambo...

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Laos clamps down on new year revelry

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bangkokpost.com - Lao teenagers in 2012 a splash in Vientiane during the Lao New Year, but officials there this year are cutting into the fun, closing entertainment venues early and banning “skimpy” clothing. (Photo...

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Discover gay Luang Prabang with local boy Somphorn

nomadicboys.com - It appears to be another Asian country struggling hard to accept and protect its LGBT population. There are no anti discrimination laws in place and marriage equality is nowhere near being implemen...

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The 5 Stages of Drinking Cobra Whiskey - 42nd Class

42ndclass.com - We make it a point to try whatever the local drink is. In Hungary, it’s palinka. In Spain, it’s sangria. Then we get to Laos, where they have taken crazy drinks to a new level. Get ready for your f...

World

Christen im kommunistischen Laos

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christenverfolgung.de - Auf der Welt gibt es derzeit noch 5 verbliebene marxistisch-leninistische Länder. Laos ist eines von ihnen. Die kleine christliche Minderheit in Laos wird von der kommunistischen Partei enorm unter...

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Celebrating the Buddhist New Year in Southeast Asia

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goseasia.about.com - The middle of April coincides with traditional New Year celebrations in predominantly Theravada Buddhist countries within Southeast Asia. These are some of the most anticipated festivals in Southea...

Business

Despite rejection, Chinese firm to continue PanAust takeover bid

Shared by Ernie Bower

laosinvestmentreview.com - PanAust Ltd, the Australian operator of the Phu Kham and Ban Houayxai mines in Laos, has rejected an A$1.1 billion (US$844 million) takeover bid from China’s Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co. ...

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Harnessing the Mekong or Killing It?

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ngm.nationalgeographic.com - Pumee Boontom lives in northern Thailand, but he tunes his television to the Chinese weather forecast. A big storm in southern China means a big release of water from the Chinese dams upstream—and,...

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Pages - ContentDetail

diethelmtravel.com - There’s no doubt about it, Asia is home to some of the world’s best shopping. Now the Laotian capital of Vientiane is going to rank higher on serious shoppers’ radars when a new shopping mall, Vien...

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ALONG THE MEKONG RIVER | FROM HOUEI SAY TO LUANG PRABANG - City Sea Country

cityseacountry.com - Travelling to Laos is a little adventure. From Chiang Rai in the Northern part of Thailand to Chiang Khong is a 2 hour bus ride. Being there I had to drag my luggage (suitcase and a hadbag stuffed ...

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UNICEF Laos: A Flavour of UNICEF's Lao New Year

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uniceflaos.blogspot.com - UNICEF Lao PDR staff and family members It’s a warm April afternoon as UNICEF colleagues gather together with their families to ring in Pi Mai, the Lao New Year. There is a tangible air of exciteme...

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SENCKENBERG world of biodiversity | Senckenberg Gesellschaft.. | Kommunikation

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senckenberg.de -  Frankfurt, den 15.04.2015. Spinnenforscher Dr. Peter Jäger vom Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut in Frankfurt hat in einer Höhle in Laos eine neue Hausspinnen-Art entdeckt. Es ist der östlichste Fund...

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Vietnam Tours Reviews

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insidevietnamtours.com - 1.  How would you describe your overall level of satisfaction with us as your tour operator? Although our trip was arranged at fairly short notice( and with a very basic knowledge of Vietnam & Camb...

Science

Un des six dauphins de l'Irrawaddy du Laos est mort...

reseaucetaces.fr - Le 1er avril, des villageois cambodgiens ont effectivement découvert la carcasse d'une femelle de 200 kg dans la province de Stoeng Treng, située au nord du Cambodge, à la frontière avec le Laos, s...

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The Sad Story Of Mr. Monkey And Mrs. Bird - City Sea Country

cityseacountry.com - All of us ran out of the bus taking pictures. He was so nice sitting on a branch looking at me with his huge eyes. Shortly afterwards I saw  he was caught. His hip was in a chain. The chain was onl...

Technology

Lao Teachers trained on gender equality and gender based violence concepts

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asiapacific.unwomen.org - Vientiane, Lao PDR - Ten teachers and 60 students from the Vientiane Secondary School completed a pilot teaching and learning on gender equality and gender-based violence concepts using a manual de...

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Lao New Year Foods and Traditions

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saveur.com - Enlarge Credit: Matt Taylor-Gross When chef Soulayphet Schwader turns around a little too quickly with a bottle of his homemade fermented fish sauce, coming dangerously close to bumping shoulders w...

Environment

There Are Now Five Irrawaddy Dolphins Left in Laos - Planet Experts

planetexperts.com - Between six and nine feet in length, with a bulging forehead and short beak, the Irrawaddy river dolphin is found in just three rivers in South and Southeast Asia and is classified as “Threatened” ...

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Volunteer in Laos | Programs, Reviews, & Funding

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goabroad.com - Luang Prabang is one of the most popular destinations for volunteering in Laos, due to its World Heritage UNESCO site status in the heart of the mountains and the intersection of the Mekong and Nam...

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The Mysterious Plain of Jars in Phonsavan, Laos

jonistravelling.com - Between 2 and 3 thousand years ago, in what is now Central Laos, an ancient civilization decided to build thousands of jars. The obvious question is why, and it’s one that has never had a definite ...

Science

Pakbeng Lodge

packforapurpose.org - The Pakbeng Lodge's free Health center is run by Les Médecins de Chinguetti-Pakbeng, a non-governmental organization that has been running since 2007. Through the Health center, doctors and other H...

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Discover the road less travelled in Vietnam and Laos with SpiceRoads

traveldailynews.asia - You are here: News » Special Interest Travel » Recreation & Sport Biking tourism Discover the road less travelled in Vietnam and Laos with SpiceRoads Theodore Koumelis - 14 April 2015, 04:42 The to...

Science

New case study: Female mine...

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peopleinaid.org - This is the final article in our month-long series highlighting gender issues and women in leadership that began on International Women's Day, March 8. In this case study, the Mines Advisory Group ...

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Visit Australia

iqboom.com - #adelaide #australia #glenelg #glenelgbeach #glenelgjetty #henleybeach #sunset . May 21, 2014AdelaideAdelaide, Australia

World

AP News : Thailand seizes 4 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Congo

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m.apnews.com - BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand seized 4 tons of ivory hidden in bean sacks tracked from Congo in what authorities said was the biggest bust in the country's history, customs officials said Monday. The 739...

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