Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur
Asia Life

Malaysia Life

Malaysia is a prosperous country of two parts, one on the Malay Peninsula and the other on the island of Borneo. Malaysia has a mix of cultures as well its own native Malay culture. Malaysia [Read more…]

Halong Bay in Vietnam
Asia Life

Vietnam Life

Vietnam is one of the largest countries in South East Asia with a population of over 95 million. Vietnam also has a unique history of being occupied by foreign powers over two millennium before achieving [Read more…]

Phang Nga Bay in Thailand
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Thailand Life

Thailand is the most visited country in South East Asia, which long been a favourite destination for Western tourists and is emerging a popular destination for tourists from other Asian countries. Less well known is [Read more…]

Laos is one of the cheapest countries in South East Asia
Living in Laos

Cost of living in Laos

It is cheap to stay in Laos, but not as cheap as it was at the end of the 1990s. Laos has come a long way in terms of economic development in the last 20 [Read more…]

Buddhist monks in Laos
Lao Culture

Everyday life in Laos

Laos is a country of contrasts. Contrasts between town life and rural life. Contrasts between ethnic groups and people of different religions. Most people in Laos work in agriculture and there life is in small [Read more…]

The Hmong people are the third largest ethnic group in Laos
Lao Culture

Ethnic Groups in Laos

Depending on the system of classification you use, between 49 and 160 different ethnic groups live in Laos, with 82 distinct languages. The concept of ethnicity is difficult to pin down and there is an [Read more…]

Fish soup Lao style
Food in Laos

Lao Fish Soup

Fish soup is a staple of the Lao cuisine, and many people in Laos eat fish soup pretty much every day. Lao fish soup comes is a variety of different styles. Some types of Lao [Read more…]

Trek to the Kuang Si Waterfall near Luang Prabang
Laos Life

Trekking in Laos

Trekking in Laos is a great way, and a sometimes the only way, to visit some of the more remote areas of the country and experience the Laotian way of life outside of the urban [Read more…]

Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang
Places to Visit in Laos

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is the most visited part of Laos. The old part of this town of slightly over 55,000 permanent residents was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1995 and with improvements in transport links [Read more…]