Travel Photo Tuesday: Laos New Year

One of the highlights of my 2009/2010 career break was the opportunity to live, volunteer and travel through South East Asia where I spent 8 months.  And a particular highlight was celebrating Laos New Year with locals in Luang Prabang, a wet, cheerful and entertaining few days.  Stepping outside meant stepping into the path of […]

Travel Ideas: E is for…Elephant Mahout Camp (Laos)

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing my experience of a destination or activity to help inspire your TRAVEL BUCKET LIST, in addition to an item that still remains on […]

Photo of the Week: A New Year Celebration in Laos

In just three weeks I will be seeing in 2013 as I cross over the invisible boundary called the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters.  As I look forward to my most unique New Years Day yet, I look back at one of my most enjoyable.  In the first few months of 2010 I had already […]

ON THE MENU: A Hoof in Laos

ON THE MENU is a collection of the unique foods I have come across on my international travels – sometimes mouth watering, at times stomach turning and often downright bizarre Villages in Laos don’t have a supermarket.  Villages in Laos don’t have a local butcher shop.  Villages in Laos don’t have a local corner store.  […]

ON THE MENU: Stick Food in Laos

ON THE MENU is a collection of the unique foods I have come across on my international travels – sometimes mouth watering, at times stomach turning and often downright bizarre In an earlier post, I described the street food in Cambodia as a local delicacy.  It’s no different in Laos, but the insects are presented […]