Snake whiskey in Laos
Food in Laos

Lao Snake Whiskey

Lao Snake Whiskey is a traditional beverage in Laos made by infusing the local style of rice whiskey with a snake which is left in the bottle of whiskey for several months. About Lao Snake Whiskey [Read more…]

Passenger boat on the Mekong River in Laos
Great Journeys in Laos

Slow boat to Luang Prabang

Like most journeys in South East Asia, there is a hard way to do it and an easy way to do it. Taking the slow boat to Luang Prabang definitely counts as the hard way. [Read more…]

Khao tom is popular in Laos as well as Thailand
Food in Laos

Khao Tom

Khao tom is a snack food that is popular all over South East Asia, but particularly in Laos and Thailand, that comes in a variety of different forms. The defining characteristic of the recipe is [Read more…]

Tam som is the Lao name for green papaya salad
Food in Laos

Lao Papaya Salad

Tam som, also often referred to as tam mak hoong, is a green papaya salad which is eaten all over Laos and is one of the most famous Lao dishes. Tam som is very different [Read more…]

Nong Khai Railway Station in Thailand
Travel from Vientiane

Travel from Vientiane to Nong Khai

You can book transfer services from Vientiane to Nong Khai by bus or minivan online. These services take passengers to a bus station in Nong Khai town centre. Bus Times from Vientiane to Nong Khai There [Read more…]

Train from Laos to Thailand
Bus Stations in Laos

Thanaleng Railway Station

Thanaleng Railway Station, in the village of Dongphosy near Vietniane, is currently the only train station in Laos. This small train station opened in 2009 financed by grants and loans from the Thai Government. The [Read more…]

Phang Nga Bay in Thailand
Asia Life

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…]

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…]