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Be in the Loop

The Loop is a 3-4 day journey through Khammouane and Bolikhamxay provinces in south central Laos. Discover how...

Beers, Ballads and a Breakdown

Beer, Ballads and a Breakdown The bus journey to Luang Prabang was uncomfortable and sleep was impossible with the...

Thaipusam - Pain and Prayer

Based on ancient mythology, Thaipusam is observed mainly by Tamil Hindu communities during the full moon in the...

Pak Ngum - Thaphabath Circuit

Destinations nearby the Capital Phutawen Farm Want some peace and quiet and plenty of fresh air? Then consider a day’s outing...

Elephant Festival

17-19 February 2017, Sayabouly, Laos With the Laos Elephant Festival coming up, Melody Kemp revisits 32 Souls, a sensitive portrayal...

Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to …

The Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre's (TAEC) exhibition, titled "Seeds of Culture: Living Plants to Handicrafts" provides insights...

Lao Tourism Support Project

Getting the basics right Tourism in Laos is growing quickly, though there’s still a need to get the basics...

Eastern Samar Philippines

Located in the central part of the Philippine archipelago, facing the Pacific Ocean, the province of Eastern Samar...

Vat Phou. Angkor Wat’s cousin in a diff…

The unique layout of Khmer architecture at Vat Phou earned it UNESCO World Heritage status in 2001 and...

The Missing Airport

April 1, 2002 and we were on a flight from Bangkok to Vientiane. Walking across the tarmac towards...

Luang Prabang’s Garden of Eden

Luang Prabang has everything the thinking tourist could want – splendid temples, unique culture, wonderful people and extraordinary...

Pacu Jawi – Racing Bulls in West Sumatra

The sleepy province of West Sumatra, Indonesia, is home to the traditional practice of bull racing called “Pacu...

Koh Dach Cambodia

Koh Dach Island, located just 8 km from Phnom Penh, is a world of peace and tranquility. North...

Luang Nam Tha Laos

Located in northwestern Laos on the border with China, Luang Nam Tha, sits in a valley along the...

The Joys of Six

Retirement, and the anonymity that comes with it, isn’t easy when you’ve been used to long hours, lording...

History Comes to Life in Luang Prabang

Thousands of visitors come to Luang Prabang each year; they climb Mount Phousi, have a drink along the...

On the Rocks in Laos

"Climb the mountain not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world." - David...

Bhutan - Land of the Thunder Dragon

- text by Percy Aaron- photos by Devjeet Kr Bhuyan "Notice anything about the streets?” asked Tschering, our driver...

Kenyir Lake Malaysia’s manmade wonder

At almost half the size of Singaporem, Kenyir Lake is Southeast Asia’s largest manmade lake. Situated in Peninsula Malaysia in...

Ten Thousand Faces – Ten Thousand Differ…

True to his words, “…to raise awareness that something, something should be done”, Vansanaphon Vongxaynha, better known as...

Southern Laos (New)

A land of diversity Discover Waterfalls and Ethnic Villages Thanks to the unique geology and climate of the Bolaven Plateau...

ASEAN destination: Chiang Mai - Thailand

Thailand’s second largest city is a melting pot of culture and tradition, religion and food, nature and adventure. Sightseeing: Royal...

Kampot - Cambodia

Kampot, the old provincial capital is a town of quiet lanes, colonial architecture and old shop houses along...

Xieng Khouang - Laos

Through a project of the MICT and the New Zealand government, tourist sites and different activities are being...

BoliKhamxai - Laos

Located in central Laos, Bolikhamxay is considered the center for ecotourism activities. It has towering limestone karsts, massive...

Oh Dear! Dog or Deer?

In the coffee shop where I got my morning caffeine fix, I met a Vietnamese man with a...

TAM COC

“Halong Bay on Earth"  It’s hard not to be captivated by the mystical, watery beauty of one of Vietnam’s...

The Magic of Myanmar

  The years that Myanmar spent in seclusion added to its mystery, like the eyes of a woman glimpsed...

Lost in Phongsaly

Despite its small population, few countries in the world have such a rich and diverse mix of ethnic...

Indonesia: Bugis and Buffaloes

“If you are naughty, the Boogie man will get you.” Until Oh! visited South Sulawesi we didn’t understand that the...

Ladakh: Ride to the Top of the World

There’s a famous Ladakhi proverb, "The land is so barren and the passes so high that only our...

Cambodia: Kampot

Kampot town is an old provincial capital of quiet lanes and colonial architecture with plenty of villas and...

Kyoto: Stepping Back In Time

This thriving Japanese city combines modernity with remembrance of things past and is best seen on foot.

Laos: Hin Nam No

Modern tourists are becoming increasingly discerning. When planning holidays to remote destinations, or areas of outstanding natural beauty...

Why Turn Our Backs on Our History

“Gold, after three years without care, will turn to stone. Loved ones, after three years without visits, will...

In the Shadows

Now if you were around 500 years ago, chances are that rather than watching TV or playing obsessively...

Hotel shenanigans in Hanoi

It was going to be a long day. The brochure for the day trip to Halong Bay had...

Yangon - Myanmar

One of the best places to visit in Asia is Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. Nature lovers will appreciate...

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, the national capital has it all: colonial architecture, big malls and the whole range of Asian...

Khan River Luang Prabang’s Other Lung

The Khan River may not be as famous as its sister, the mighty Mekong, but it is equally...

Diving down deep in southeast asia

Getting into deep water can be fun. Southeast Asia is a great place to be, if you are a...

The mechanic in miniskirt

The party finished in the early hours and when I left the bar it was raining cats and...

Thailand’s Mae Hong Son Loop

The Mae Hong Son loop must surely rank among Asia’s great motorcycle thrills. I did this approximately 600-km ride...

Savannakhet: Province of Paradise

Savannakhet, is dotted with many derelict remnants from French colonial times; government buildings, churches and even Laos’ oldest...

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