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Picnic at Khone Phapheng

The weather is rather warm right now in Laos. For those with no air conditioner, there are ways to stay cool besides taking a shower throughout day and night. One of the best way to chill out is making a trip to the river or waterfalls for family picnic.

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Fruit Snack and sunset

Whenever I am in Vientiane, Laos, I like to take a stroll at the Night Market. Getting there just before the sunset is the best time. Grab some fruits for snack and watch the sunset. Life is Good.

Songkran Laos
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Laos New Year in Luang Prabang

Time Magazine listed Boun Pi Mai Lao (Songkran) as one of the 50 Cultural Experiences to Try in 2014. For a once in a life time experience, I recommend The World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang as the perfect place to celebrate the Laos New Year or Boun Pi Mai Lao.

Sunset in Vang Vieng Laos
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Sunset at Nam Song River in Vang Vieng, Laos

My favorite spot to watch the sunset in Laos is no other than Vang Vieng at Nam Song River. It’s nice and relaxing here all year round even with lots of tourists in town. I feel sad and suffocated whenever I head back to Vientiane.

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Sunset Walk in Vientiane, Laos

Taking an evening walk to catch the sunset along the Mekong River in Vientiane, Laos. The recent paved road has made it easier for people to travel along the river. It’s very lively in the evening at Vientiane Night Market and Chao Anouvong Park. People are out and eating, shopping, or taking part in the …

Khao Soy
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Khao Soy for lunch in Luang Prabang

I ordered four bowls of Khao Soy from Noy’s Noodle Stall in Luang Prabang to take home for lunch. We didn’t want to spend time making food and would like to eat something quick before heading out to the Mekong River Beach to build sand castle later in the afternoon. I chose two types of …

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Thai and Lao Cuisine in Cologne

I took a city trip to Cologne, Germany last month and spent three days doing the typical tourist things next to finding good eats. You know I love to eat Lao food and green papaya salad is one of my favorite Lao dish so wherever I go I would try to find a Lao or …

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Jumping frogs

Live frogs at Luang Prabang Morning Market. I can’t remember what frogs taste like, maybe like chicken? The last time I ever eaten frogs was when I was a little kid living in Vientiane, Laos. I can recall my parents made frog stew and Pon Kop, which is like Pon Pa except for using Kop …

Luang Prabang Morning Market
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Morning Grocery Shopping in Luang Prabang

There is something about doing grocery shopping in Laos. It’s not boring like in Holland or in the USA with pushing the shopping cart down the aisles and selecting fruits and vegetables all packed in a nice plastic containers or in boxes. Whenever I am in Laos I would volunteer to go to the local …

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Fishes at Luang Prabang Morning Market

I usually spend an hour or more at Luang Prabang Morning Market just looking around and talking to people and buying a what I need or what I don’t need. Usually someone is always trying to sell me something and I always ended up with a bag full of fruits, vegetables, herbs, or ready to …

Luang Prabang Airport, Laos
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Luang Prabang Airport in 2012

A few photos and a video clip of the current Luang Prabang Airport. The new airport is about 70% completed according to a few people that I asked and the new passenger terminal is about 50% to 60% completed depending on who I talked to about the project.

Suvarnabhumi Airport
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Flight to Luang Prabang with Bangkok Air

Sabaidee and Happy Lao New Year to all of you! I’ve been away for the past three weeks in Laos, mostly in Luang Prabang. I have always wanted to visit Luang Prabang during the Lao New Year or Boun Pi Mai Lao and my dream came true this year. For the past several years, I’ve …

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Lao New Year in Luang Prabang, Laos

It has been a dream come true for me to be able to celebrate Lao New Year (Boun Pi Mai) in Luang Prabang, Laos. As a kid growing up in Vientiane, celebrating Lao New Year was a blast for my siblings and I. We would be out on the street by our house and splashing …

Vietnamese Grilled Pork Skewer
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Nem Nuong in Luang Prabang, Laos

Nem Nuong for lunch in Luang Prabang, Laos. I wanted to take a break from eating Lao Food and wanted something different today. I was told by my relatives about the lady that sells Nem Nuong, Nem Jeun, Nem Khao, Miang Padek, Phun Sien Moo and Phun Sien Khuay near Wat Visoun and That Makmo …

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Luang Prabang Salad on a Boat Ride

Taking an hour Boat Ride on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang and enjoying Luang Prabang Salad for lunch. The salad was a take-out from Ancient Luang Prabang Restaurant in the town center area. The Luang Prabang Salad was delicious with the best view I could ever ask for. I can’t wait to be in …

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Lao Food on Day 41 in Laos Breakfast

When I am staying with my relatives in Laos, I eat what they eat and never made a fuss on what was put on the table. If I want to eat something special then I would make a request for it or make it myself. For breakfast on day 41 in Laos, my cousin made …

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Vang Vieng Morning Market

After buying a few bags of Vang Vieng orange, I spent a few minutes checking out the rest of the morning market. There was nothing more for me to take back to Vientiane and with limited time on my hands, I went back to the town center to prepare for a drive back to Vientiane. …