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Cooking class in Vientiane

CAM, listening intently as his instructor shows him how to make some traditional Laotian food at a half-day cooking class in Vientiane. Like what you’ve read and interested in reading more? Subscribe to the WanderMom rss feed, follow me on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Related Posts

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Laos Itinerary

This post is part of a series called Itineraries. In this series I document the itinerary which we used when visiting a country in summary. When Visited: February 2011 Duration: 15 days Laos Itinerary Day 1: Crossing the Mekong from Thailand to Laos There’s always a frisson of excitement about crossing a border. Crossing the Read the Rest…

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Young Monks in Luang Prabang Laos

We walked along the river in peaceful Luang Prabang, the old capital of Laos. It was a peaceful amble, not even a stroll. There was a cool breeze coming off the river and the punters at the riverside cafes were quietly sipping their tea or afternoon cocktails. We turned a corner and above our heads, Read the Rest…

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Crossing The Mekong From Thailand To Laos

In Chiang Khong, Thailand, open boats ply the broad, muddy, mighty Mekong all day ferrying people from Thailand to Laos and back again. When we arrived we were winging it with respect to knowing anything about the border crossing, passport control and even how much the boat across would cost. BigB got a little frustrated Read the Rest…

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Remote North-Eastern Laos

Luang Prabang, Vientiane and Vang Vieng are popular tourist destinations in Laos. In fact, traveling between these cities is now a very well-trodden backpacker path. Luang Namtha is opening up as an eco-tourism destination. Many travelers we met were on their way to Savannakhet and the 4,000 islands area. We, on the other hand decided Read the Rest…

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Bomb Shells

Munitions as decor outside Craters, a local restaurant, in Phonsavan, Laos. And outside the local tourist information office. A legacy of a secret war that’s still affecting the people of Laos. Head on over to DeliciousBaby for more travel-themed Friday photo fun. Like what you’ve read and interested in reading more? Subscribe to the WanderMom Read the Rest…

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Cluster Bombs Should Be Outlawed

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Luang Prabang

Our arrival in Luang Prabang was magical. The sun was setting over the Mekong, a golden disk inching its way behind the mountains on the horizon. The hubbub on the boat dock, as our boat disgorged its hundred or so passengers, bathed in a calming yellow-and-gold light.

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A Smile Worthy Of A Princess

While in Phonsarvan in North-Eastern Laos, we took a day trip to visit the Plain of Jars, a megalithic archeological site. The tour also included a stop at a Hmong village where we met these kids. I brought a bunch of stickers with me on our trip so that I had something (not candy and Read the Rest…

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Slow Boat To Luang Prabang

When we boarded the slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang, a two-day meander down the Mekong River, there was acres of space aboard. Silly Lonely Planet with their tales of over-crowded boats!

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