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Impressions of Luang Prabang - NextStopWhoKnows.com

Shared by Carlo Cretaro

nextstopwhoknows.com - As most of you know, we are back on the road again, and we are currently travelling in the beautiful country of Laos. Our excitement about visiting a new country and experiencing a new culture bega...

Science

REDD+ in Laos: Think big or fail

Shared by CIFOR

blog.cifor.org - REDD+ is at a crossroads in Lao PDR, and needs to “think bigger” to survive. As the anti-deforestation project nears its eighth birthday, that’s the blunt claim from a new study that says tough dec...

Leisure

Sun Protected, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

lightandcomposition.com - While doing a sightseeing tour around Luang Prabang, Laos in December 2012, I decided to go to Pak Ou Buddha caves by boat. I met this beautiful little model girl at the opposite shore of the river...

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How to Get to the Blue Lagoon in Vang Vieng, Laos

ordinarytraveler.com - We set out that day with our rented beach cruisers and ghetto map in search of some caves and a “blue” lagoon. Yup, we snubbed the tours filled with young British punks and burnouts in training. Fi...

World

Single tourist visa for 5 SE Asian countries?

dvb.no - Foreign tourists may soon be able to visit Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos on a single visa, as per an initiative recommended at a meeting in Naypyidaw on Monday. The single visa scheme...

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Things to Do in Vang Vieng After the Party | The Trading Travelers

thetradingtravelers.com - What was once the number one party spot for backpackers in S.E. Asia, Vang Vieng is now a fairly peaceful town with remnants of what was. And to be honest, we prefer it that way. Vang Vieng is most...

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Curiosity, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

lightandcomposition.com - This Photo was made during my lonesome trip by a boat to the small village near Ngong Khiew in Laos. I purchased sweets for the Kids and being guided by a local teenage boy from the village I succe...

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Motorcycling and Hitchhiking in Laos

Shared by Don Nadeau

bidontravel.com - My friend Evan and I entered Laos after taking on a monastic lifestyle for four days at a forest monastery called Wat Pa Nanchat in Western Thailand. The simple and detached lifestyle of a Monk was...

Leisure

Plain Of Jars - History Near Phonsavan Laos

Shared by aholeinmyshoe

nomadasaurus.com - Just outside of the town of Phonsavan in the Xieng Khouang of Laos is a mysterious historical site known as the Plain of Jars. In large plateaus amongst the Annamite Mountains hundreds of imposing ...

Sports

The Best Luang Prabang Day Trips - 42nd Class

42ndclass.com - If you’re planning to go to Laos, you’re probably hoping for some rest and relaxation. Laos is a beautiful country with a completely laid-back atmosphere. Even if you want to get away from it all, ...

Leisure

Trekking at Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang Laos

Shared by Jessica Festa

activeplanettravels.com - Trekking at Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang Laos   By Ronald Robbins | May 22, 2014 - 8:01 am | Asia, Journal, Outdoors, Travel Blog There’s kind of an underlying knowledge that, when you travel an...

Politics

Malaysia among four Asean countries yet to ratify UN treaty on torture and cruelty - The Rakyat Post

therakyatpost.com - Malaysia is among four Asean countries which have yet to ratify the United Nations Convention against torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment (CAT). The three other c...

Leisure

Here in Vang Vieng | In Other Parts of the World

Shared by TravelAbouts

inotherpartsoftheworld.com - The bus journey from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng was picturesque though stomach churning. Twisting and turning through the smog covered peaks, I gazed in wonder at the jagged cliff faces and green ...

World

Bernado Tovar's Obituary on The Washington Post

Shared by D.K. Anderson

legacy.com - Be the first to share your memories or express your condolences in the Guest Book for Bernado Tovar. Tovar Bernado Hugh Tovar Champion, Bernardo Hugh Tovar, age 92 of Champion PA, died peacefully a...

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Chilling in Vang Vieng - NextStopWhoKnows.com

Shared by Carlo Cretaro

nextstopwhoknows.com - As well as the above, tubing down the Nam Song river while drinking copious amounts of alcohol is what Vang Vieng is widely known for. We are not particularly into any of these things and so we wer...

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Luang Prabang, Laos - highlight of unspoilt Asia ?

Shared by wanderinjon

smartotels.wordpress.com - It is a part of the human condition that we attract tourism to somewhere people are drawn to largely by the difference of the culture, scenery and weather and then work to model that place to refle...

Leisure

The Serpent Guardians Of Indo China

Shared by Madhu Shetty

theurgetowander.com - Posted by Madhu on June 17, 2013 in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Travel, Weekly Photo Challenge | 101 Comments Veneration of animals as symbols of powerful cosmic forces, far predated the advent of or...

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Motorbike from Thailand to Laos: The Route, Crossing the Border & The Roads | The Trading Travelers

Shared by Nigel

thetradingtravelers.com - It’s hard to believe we have already been living in Thailand for 3 months, but sure enough it was time for a visa run to Laos. Instead of the typical bus trip into Vientiane, we decided we wanted t...

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Laos A Country With Enigmatic Heritage Site | Around The Globe

arounddeglobe.com - Laos is truly one of the exotic destination to add on your visiting list. Laos is a Southeast Asian country, it is located on the bank of the Mekong River. The beauty of the country can be noted by...

Leisure

Tubing in Laos: Then and Now - Intrepid Escape

Shared by Scottie T

intrepidescape.com - For many years Vang Vieng in Laos has been an essential stop on the backpacker trail through South East Asia, and the attraction for most is Tubing down on the Nam Song River. It’s always been a co...

Leisure

Siesta, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

lightandcomposition.com - This Photo was taken in a the small village Muang Ngoi in Laos in December 2012, where I arrived by boat late in one evening. It was slowly getting dark when I was visiting the village, walking wit...

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Caught in the Air, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

lightandcomposition.com - This photograph was taken during my Laos trip in December 2012, on the way from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. Being armed with Santa hats and bag of lollipops I joined a group of girls who was playin...

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Laos the forgotten through the lens. - The Orient Excess

orientexcess.com - Laos the forgotten, Laos this country where we pass by and forget to get a little deeper because of all the wonders that await us in its neighbouring countries. Have you ever heard someone telling ...

Leisure

Take in the Quiet Beauty of the Luang Prabang Monks - 42nd Class

42ndclass.com - It’s a Buddhist tradition that started hundreds of years ago. Every morning around 5:30 am, a line of Luang Prabang monks wearing orange robes begin to appear along the main city street. Locals kne...

Environment

Domestic Demand For Illegal Wildlife Meat Grows in Laos

Shared by Brian Eyler

rfa.org - Sales of endangered wildlife in Laos, which has gained notoriety as a haven for the trade, is being driven increasingly by domestic demand from affluent politicians and urban residents who seek ani...

Leisure

Phuket Travel: Greetings from Luang Prabang in Laos

thephuketnews.com - I departed from Phuket to Bangkok on the evening of May 8 to get a flight the following morning with Bangkok Airways to Luang Prabang. It took around an hour and 50 minutes. It is a city hemmed in ...

World

China Says 'Golden Triangle' Source of Most Dangerous Drugs

nytimes.com - BEIJING — Southeast Asia's lawless 'Golden Triangle' region remains the overwhelming source of the heroin and methamphetamine sold in China, the country's Cabinet said in a report issued Wednesday....

Leisure

No make Sex Movies in our rooms in Luang Prabang - Family Travel Blog - Travel with Kids

wheressharon.com - We did nothing of note in the morning as we prepared to leave Chiang Mai. I realized I have forgotten to write about a funny sign that was in the Chiang Mai hotel room.  I haven’t seen anything qui...

Leisure

How We Survived a Slow Boat Trip to Laos

nomadisbeautiful.com - Being on the road either brings you some adventures or lets you create them yourself. Our time in Chiang Mai was about to run out because of our Thai visa and we had chosen Laos as our next destina...

Leisure

The 'Foof' of all truth in Luang Prabang - Family Travel Blog - Travel with Kids

wheressharon.com - This was our first full day in Luang Prabang and we were determined to see as much as we could while enjoying ourselves as much as possible. It was a very cold night so we hadn’t slept very well. B...

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Laos: the Good and the Bad of a (Not So) Forgotten Country

nomadisbeautiful.com - We western people are so attracted to indigenous and exotic cultures, that when we face them in reality, we are often shocked, disappointed or even disgusted by what we experience. This is not beca...

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Please don't feed the Monks | Getting Stamped

gettingstamped.com - No that’s not a typo, I am not talking about monkeys, although you really shouldn’t feed them either, I am talking about the orange clad Buddhist Monks of Laos. Every morning the people of Luang Pr...

Business

'Golden Triangle' blamed for most drugs in China

Shared by Bob James

bangkokpost.com - China says 90% of the 9.3 tonnes of heroin and 11.4 tonnes of methamphetamine seized in 2014 was produced in the “Golden Triangle” region that incorporates parts of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. (Ban...

Leisure

My New Notebook, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

lightandcomposition.com - This photograph was taken on the way to Luang Prabang from Vientiane, Laos in December 2012. While passing by a local villages we stopped and gave pencils, notebooks and other sets of school tools ...

Leisure

Heaven on Earth: Top 3 Places You Shouldn’t Miss in Vangvieng - My-Thai.org

Shared by Sascha Funk

my-thai.org - “Let’s go to Vangvieng. I’ve always wanted to go there for a long time!” and many words came out of his mouth, trying to persuade me to join his trip which he promoted that it will be very tough wi...

Politics

UN Human Rights Council: Adoption of the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Shared by Philippe Dam

hrw.org - The Universal Periodic Review for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic shows the serious gap of Lao government statements of intent and associated plans, laws and decrees versus the minimal progres...

Leisure

Luxury and Boutique Hotels – How long should I stay in Luang Prabang, Laos?

luxuryandboutiquehotels.com - “If I’d known it was so nice here, I would have stayed longer!”   You hear this often in Luang Prabang, the ancient royal capital of Laos. Many people try to fit Luang Prabang into their whirlwind ...

Business

Aurasian Minerals Makes Progress In Laos And Myanmar As Loss Narrows

Shared by Asian Mining

lse.co.uk - LONDON (Alliance News) - Aurasian Minerals PLC said Friday its key objective in the current year is to secure a project that will create shareholder value, as it posted a narrowed pretax loss for i...

Leisure

Emozionante Laos

silvias-trips.com - A country whose history, culture and tradition live and breathe in unison. Laos is a country that moves and makes you think and leaves its mark. I decided to visit it following the suggestion of a ...

Leisure

LAOS HEART & SOUL - A JOURNEY

backyardtravel.com - Explore Laos in depth. Discover magical Luang Prabang and the quiet capital, Vientiane with local insight tours. See the beauty of Lao’s hidden places with real sustainable travel experiences, visi...

Leisure

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...

Leisure

A Life full of Serendipity | The Laos – Vietnam Border Crossing Bus | Lifestyle & Travel Blog

alifefullofserendipity.com - When I researched on the Vietnam – Laos border crossing bus (or vice versa from Vietnam to Laos), all I could find was doom and gloom stories about how dangerous it was, how long it takes, how it s...

Leisure

Laos - Relaxen auf den 4000 Islands - Weltenbummlerin

Shared by Ivana

weltenbummlerin.net - Meine erste Station in Laos war das Gebiet südlich von Pakse, die 4000 Islands, Si Phan Don, ein idyllisches Fleckchen Erde mit vielen kleinen und größeren Inseln mitten im Mekong, genau das Richti...

Leisure

IN LOVE WITH LUANG PRABANG

backyardtravel.com - A heartwarming adventure into the soul of Luang Prabang awaits on this five-day, four-night tailored tour to Laos’ spiritual capital. A destination filled with warm, welcoming people, the city is a...

Leisure

Girls are the Best, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

lightandcomposition.com - This photo was taken when I was in Muang Noi area, Laos, December 2012. I met this little girl in a very remote village that can only be reached by boat, which I visited with my guide for giving sc...

Environment

Descenso del Río Mekong: Entre Tailandia y Laos

gastasuelas.com - Hay nombres de ciudades o lugares que han llegado a convertirse en  iconos de una época. Sabemos que estamos ante uno de ellos cuando su sola  mención evoca en nosotros imágenes, hechos o sentimien...

Leisure

Laos - Muang Ngoi Kao und Nong Khiaw - Weltenbummlerin

Shared by Ivana

weltenbummlerin.net - Die Bootsfahrt 2010 nach Nong Khiaw und am nächsten Tag weiter nach Muang Ngoi Kao war sicher eines meiner persönlichen Highlights der Reise durch Laos. Die Landschaft war einfach traumhaft und die...

Leisure

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Laos

Shared by Sean Mooney

globalgrasshopper.com - Nobody who takes a trip to Laos ever forgets it. One of the most rugged, unspoiled countries on earth, Laos is like a lost world that has breath-taking mountain vistas, colorful mountain tribes, an...

Leisure

Nam Song River, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

lightandcomposition.com - While visiting Vang Vieng in Laos I took a short trekking to the Tham Phapouae Cave. This is the view of Nam Song River from the entrance to the Cave. Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 10 Aw...

Leisure

Relaxen in Vang Vieng in Laos

Shared by Reismeisjenl

reismeisje.nl - Voor diegenen die het nog niet weten; ik ben enorm fan van Laos. Het landschap is mooi, het land authentiek en de mensen vriendelijk. Bovendien is het goedkoop en kun je er ongelimiteerd smullen va...

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