5 Dishes You Shouldn’t Leave Laos Without Trying

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Often overshadowed by its neighbors of Thailand and Vietnam, Lao cuisine is uniquely rustic and deceptively simple. James Pham explains why Lao food deserves to be celebrated.

How a Pencil Made Me Appreciate Life

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Have you had an experience during your travels that really made you take a step back and reflect? Adam Seper shares his story about volunteering in Laos and how much of an impact a simple gift had on him.

Trading Places – Laos

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How to get the best “local” experiences when visiting Laos

Unique Tips for Travelling Through Laos

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Laos has some interesting quirks compared to its Southeast Asian neighbors. Charlotte Baird has traveled extensively through the region, and shares helpful advice for this country.

A Rainy Week in Laos – Asia

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Laos is a country known for easy access to drugs, but Lucy del Rey couldn’t get what she really needed.

Canoe Racing on the Nam Tha River – Laos, Asia

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Mark Robbins tries his hand at canoe racing and suspects he will not be invited to join a team.

Heading Down River in Laos – Asia

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Heading down river in Laos, Matthew Van Saun wonders if this is a dream or reality.

How do you say Happy Birthday in Lue Mien? – Ban Chong Ka, Laos, Asia

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Matthew Van Saun had quite the adventure getting to Ban Chong Ka. His purpose was fulfilled, yet…

The Vang Vieng Veg: Lao Women and Falaang Men – Laos, Asia

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JP Bennett was minding his own business in Vang Vieng when he became popular with the local ladies.

The Luxury Tax – Asia, Europe, South America

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Adam Jeffries Schwartz looks with humor at the dreaded luxury tax.