Category: Laos

Destination: Laos

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Diving with the monks at the Kuang Si Falls

How many days to spend in Luang Prabang

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 little bit cheaper than Vientiane. We stayed at Singharat Guesthouse, paying $23 a night, which included ...
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Facts about Laos : giant papayas!

10 interesting facts about Laos

We knew absolutely nothing about Laos before planning our trip here. It’s often compared to Thailand because of its tied history, when the former Thai Siam Empire ruled not so long ago. Yet, through our travels in this little known country, we discovered several quite distinctive and remarkable facts about Laos. #1 The highest consumers of sticky rice ...
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Street food in Luang Prabang

Best street food to try in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is a great city to visit in North Laos. We particularly loved it because of the excellent street food in the night market. It reminded us of our street food experiences in Thailand and the yummy street food scene in Xi’An in China. This is our top 10 favourite street food in Luang Prabang that made ...
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Sebastien carrying the rice grains

Learning to harvest rice in Luang Prabang

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. There are 13 stages involved (technically 14: the last one, our favourite. Can you guess what it is?) Step 1: select ...
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Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang selfie

How to get a Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang

While visiting Laos in March 2015, we discovered that we would need a visa for our future travels in Vietnam as we would be staying there more than 15 days. As of July 2015, the Vietnamese government announced that visitors from UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain will be exempt from a visa on arrival if ...
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